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British universities to debut 5G end-to-end network at Mobile World Congress
Last Updated: 2018-02-27 13:03 | Xinhua
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The University of Bristol announced on Monday that it and two other British universities will debut an end-to-end 5G network at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Spain this week.

The technology incorporates research efforts made by the University of Bristol, University of Surrey and King's College London. To showcase the technology, the universities will demonstrate a 5G-connected robotic football player at the MWC, held from Feb. 26 to March 1.

Visitors can remotely control a player, by kicking a football on one of the "5GUK" stands at the MWC venue, the movement of which will be instantly replicated by a robotic-foot located on a separate stand in a different exhibition hall, as it kicks another football into a net. Visitors will see the results of their "kick" through monitors located on both stands.

This real-time immersive experience is combined with ultra-reliable and low latency communications, thanks to the ultrafast mobile connectivity of the new 5G technology.

Such technology will allow experts, such as surgeons and musicians, to share in real-time their physical expertise with a global audience.

"Our test-bed and trials program has progressed to the stage where we can now provide meaningful demonstrations of full 5G network solutions," said Prof. Dimitra Simeonidou, director of the Smart Internet Lab at University of Bristol.

This pioneering joint research program will pave the way for applications that could transform our lives, ranging across transport, health, education, entertainment, said Simeonidou.

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