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Ericsson, MediaTek claim upload speed record

Comms technologist Ericsson and fabless semiconductor company MediaTek are claiming a new 5G upload speed record of 440 Mbps in low-band and mid-band spectrum using Uplink Carrier Aggregation. The uplink speed brings better, smoother experiences for the likes of video conference users, streamers, and their audience with more frames per second and higher image resolution. […]

May 31, 2023

Spain: Self-produced football TV pilot

Spanish telco Telefónica and football club Atlético de Madrid have teamed up to launch a TV pilot that enables viewers themselves to produce a football match. Combining 5G technology and Virtual Reality, the pilot will allow viewers to watch the match from different angles via four 360º TV cameras situated in four locations. The system […]

May 26, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Survey: UK Gen Z keen on enhanced Eurovision experience

Teenagers and those in their early twenties are leading the way when it comes to excitement about the coming weekend’s Eurovision Song Contest and are keen to further enhance their Eurovision experience by using technology, according to research by communications and media software and services Amdocs. The survey of 1,000 UK consumers found that Generation […]

May 10, 2023

Forecast: 5G half of mobile subs by 2027

5G mobile subscriptions stood at 1.7 billion at the end of 2022, accounting for 18 per cent of total mobile subscriptions worldwide, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. The figure is forecast to rise to 5.5 billion, occupying a share of 48 per cent of total mobile subscriptions by 2027. GlobalData’s 5G – Thematic […]

May 3, 2023

The Coronation AR experience on Sky News

Atlantic Productions, has created an immersive digital experience that will allow viewers following the Coronation to interact with the Crown Jewels that will be used to crown King Charles III on May 6th. The experience is available exclusively via the Sky News App and website on smartphones around the globe. The AR experience also gives […]

April 27, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Peacock on Meta Quest

Peacock is now available on Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro in the US and certain US territories, marking the first time the streaming service is available on a virtual reality (VR) headset. Users can sign up to watch thousands of movies, TV shows, MLB, WWE, Premier League and NFL games, and other sports […]

April 14, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Lucid Realities plans VR/AR content distribution platform

French VR and immersive content producer Lucid Realities (part of CLPB Media Group) is to launch a distribution platform of virtual and augmented reality content, dubbed Unframed Collection, in Q3 2023. Dedicated to professionals in platforms and cultural locations offering immersive experiences, this B2B catalogue already boasts some thirty audiovisual works and should reach between […]

April 13, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Forecast: Strong growth through 2027 for AR/VR headset shipments

On the heels of a weaker than expected 2022, International Data Corporation (IDC) has lowered its forecast for augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) headsets in 2023. Global shipments are now expected to reach 10.1 million units in the year, according to the research firm’s Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker. Despite the revised […]

March 22, 2023

Rai Way: 1st 5G Broadcast trial in Italy

Rai Way, the towers unit of Italian public broadcaster Rai, has conducted the first 5G Broadcast trial in Italy. The Teatro Massimo of Palermo hosted the first of these use cases in which VR360 footage of a ballet performance using Immersive POV technology was realised and broadcast in the Palermo area. Students of the Convitto […]

March 20, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Report: AR/VR headset shipments decline sharply in 2022

Global shipments of AR/VR headsets in 2022 declined 20.9 per cent year om year to 8.8 million units, according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker. The decline was not completely unexpected, given the limited number of vendors in the market, a challenging macro-economic environment, and a […]

March 9, 2023