New 5G technology ‘transforms virtual sport and entertainment viewing’

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Published on September 6, 2020 by

Managing Director at Verizon Business Group Asia Pacific Robert Le Busque says new technology from Verizon means he can engage in the viewing of sports and other entertainment in a way that gets him closer to the action than watching it in 2D.

“If I’m not able to go to the game, rather than watch it in 2D, I now have the opportunity to engage and immerse in that viewing experience in a very different way to comparative to what I would have otherwise,” Mr Le Busque said.

“All of these opportunities, all of these changes that will really transform the way that we consume sport, and many other types of entertainment, are powered by that new technology.”

For Verizon, that technology is 5G.

The American telco advertised their 5G offering at this year’s Superbowl.

With more than 100 million people watching in America alone, NFL’s grand final is still the biggest sports event in America each year.

“Events such as the Superbowl have become a great proving ground and a great opportunity to showcase new technology such as 5G,” Mr Le Busque said.

He said it was “a great example of how that technology can transform an entire fan and player experience, inside the stadium and outside the stadium.”

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