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Be ‘That’ Business Show, August 16

Ever wanted to ride in the Melbourne Cup? Or sit in the driver’s seat for the Grand Prix?

With the arrival of 5G technology in just three years time, spectator participation will be taken to a whole new level in sports and entertainment.

Tim Reid and Telstra’s Director of Wireless Network Engineering, Channa Seneviratne, joined Steve Price to talk business opportunities from 5G technology.

“We can use 5G on anything you want in the future,” Channa said.

“With 5G everything is much bigger and bolder, speeds are 5-10 times faster than 4G.”

Channa described how watching sport will change using the new technology.

He said by using a virtual reality helmet and 5G live streaming, spectators would be able to watch from the driver’s seat for the Grand Prix or from the saddle in the Melbourne Cup.

“You’d be able to strap a 360 camera, they’ll be very small by then, to a jockey’s helmet, and come the big race you’re riding with the jockey,” Channa said.

5G trials are set to begin on the Gold Coast in January 2018, with the technology to be rolled out by 2020.

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