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Intel Revs Up 5G Engine with Verizon and Ericsson Residential Trial in Indianapolis

Intel has collaborated with Verizon and Ericsson on a 5G residential trial in Speedway, Indiana, located near the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The trial announced today by Verizon takes place before the start of the 2017 Indianapolis 500 on May 28 and features a 5G-connected home that shows trial attendees how consumers will be able to make the most of future multi-gigabit 5G speeds with low latency and high capacity.

Press Kit: 5G at Intel

Future 5G networks will provide the communications backbone for data-rich services and sophisticated cloud applications, delivered faster and more efficiently than ever. This demonstration is part of Intel’s ongoing work with communications service providers and equipment manufacturers – from the cloud to the network to the device – to define standards, deploy trials and deliver products that will bring 5G to life.

One of the residential demonstrations will showcase a live 360-degree view of the racetrack using virtual reality (VR) and high-resolution 4K 360-degree video streaming live over the air. The demonstration will use an in-home gateway based on the Intel® 5G Mobile Trial Platform and Intel® connected home technology1, which delivers the 5G connectivity to head-mounted displays in the home. The Intel-powered network highlights the benefits 5G will deliver to new consumer VR experiences.

Asha Keddy, vice president and general manager of Next Generation and Standards in the Communication and Devices Group at Intel, said, “5G will bring new experiences and business opportunities like exciting virtual reality in 4K and ultra-fast wireless home broadband. Intel, Verizon and Ericsson’s work in establishing early trials and testing is essential to deliver on our vision of making all devices smart and connected.”

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