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5G Technology Highlighted During 2017 KBO Season Opener


INCHEON, April 3 (Korea Bizwire) – The 2017 Korean Baseball Organization season began on Friday at the Incheon SK Happy Dream Park, highlighted by the latest 5G technology and virtual and augmented reality. 

Before the game between the SK Wyverns and the KT Wiz, visitors had the chance to experience free VR rides in front of the stadium, at an installation dubbed the “5G Adventure,” which included a VR walk through a pharaoh’s tomb, an adventure through a jungle, hang gliding, and a hot-air balloon ride. 

Although the rides still had to use a 4G wired connection instead of wireless 5G for a stable transmission of content, a wireless 5G connection will be compatible once the network officially launches, according to officials.

SK’s connected car, the T5, that carried the leadoff batter and the first pitcher, however, maneuvered using SK Telecom’s 5G network installed at the stadium, transmitting live images of the passengers on the stadium’s video screen and boasting a network speed of 15.6 Gbps. 

SK also introduced an AR application called Play Adventure, through which spectators can view player stats through their smartphone camera when directed at the field, and time and weather information, when directed at the sky. 

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Connected Car

Image Credit: SK Telecom / photonews@koreabizwire.com

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