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Mobitel demonstrates 5G technology in Polonnaruwa

 Virtual Reality based cricket by Mobitel
Virtual Reality based cricket by Mobitel

Mobitel further demonstrated exactly why it is hailed as the undisputed leader and pioneer of 5G technology in Sri Lanka, at the grand opening of the Ancient Technology Museum in Polonnaruwa recently.

The event was part of Mobitel’s vision to provide a new lease of life to national heritage through the use of digital technologies and also to ensure a 5G network of ultrafast connections are available not only in Colombo but in other economically advanced cities across the country. Of the many 5G applications at the show, witnessing Gigabit speeds on a 5G smartphone highlighted the raw power of Mobile 5G to all present at the museum opening.

Unlike 4G, which is mostly used for retail consumer data services, the Mobitel 5G networks can support billions of sensors installed in consumer and industrial products that constantly transfer information between machines and servers.

The students and adults present at the opening were treated to a Virtual Reality based Cricket Game by Mobitel, which highlighted the combined strengths of 5G technology, where large amounts of ultra-high definition video data was transmitted at very low latencies across multiple sensors and displays such that the human senses can enjoy the experience of playing cricket in a full stadium of loud and vocal supporters.

Separate applications based on Robotics showcased at the event highlighted the extremely low latency offered through 5G, as well as Augmented Reality (AR) utilizing fast data transfer and cloud based processing for industrial use.

With pilot deployment of Enhanced Mobile Broadband (Mobility), Mobitel’s 5G revolution in South Asia is on course to benefit Sri Lanka. 

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