Intel has collaborated with Verizon and Ericsson on a 5G residential trial in Speedway, Indiana, located near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the company said Monday.
The trial 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, according to Intel.
Ericsson and Intel Corporation will demonstrate the many ways consumers can make the most of multi-gigabit per-second network speeds with low latency, giving consumers access to capabilities such as watching live sporting events in 360-degree Virtual Reality streamed in 4K.
With speeds up to 100 times faster than existing networks, customers in 5G- connected homes will have access to features such as gigabit fixed wireless and high bandwidth uploads.
These uploads can enable applications such as cloud-based security cameras and result in smoother virtual and augmented reality experiences, and allow for a myriad of other Internet of Things devices to connect to the network.
“Mobile data networks will become the backbone of the 21st century, with Verizon and Ericsson going beyond 4G to support the Internet of Things to come,” said Adam Koeppe, Vice President of Network Planning at Verizon. “From autonomous vehicles to enhanced communication to passenger entertainment, we’re building performance and reliability into the core of this new network, just as it is the backbone of every Indianapolis 500 winner.”