Vodacom to show off 5G at the races

Vodacom to show off 5G at the races

It's all rather academic at this stage, but Vodacom - like rival MTN - is keen to show off the capabilities of 5G wireless broadband technology. The company will use the upcoming Durban July to showcase the capabilities of the technology.

The operator has partnered with telecommunications equipment supplier Nokia to demonstrate virtual reality through two 5G-powered “experiences” at the horseracing event.

The first VR experience will showcase the high speed and low latency of 5G and will use 4K video cameras to record and stream live, immersive footage from two different positions at the Greyville racecourse at the event on Saturday, 7 July.

The first camera has been positioned in the Parade Ring, which will allow guests in the suite to have a live, virtual view of the horses as they are paraded before each race

Each of these cameras will broadcast a live, 360-degree feed over 5G back to the Vodacom hospitality suite, where guests will be able to experience the feeds from the racecourse through VR headsets, and be virtually transported into the live scenes from the day's races.

The first camera has been positioned in the Parade Ring, which will allow guests in the suite to

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