Verizon quietly ran live 5G VR, 4K, and video calling demos during Super Bowl LII
This year’s Super Bowl was pretty great, but one of the most important parts took place off the field. While fans transferred 15 TB of data over 4G and Wi-Fi, Verizon streamed VR video to New York over 5G. Yes, 5G.
Verizon’s more demanding demonstration used virtual reality headsets to show the incredibly high bandwidth and low latency 5G will offer. The carrier streamed live, 180-degree stereoscopic video from the Super Bowl field in Minneapolis directly to VR headsets in New York City, as well as offering “a virtual in-stadium experience, including high-resolution replays on secondary screens,” that apparently demanded multiple 4K and HD video streams over 5G.
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