Hosted by the West of England Combined Authority, the one-day event in venues across Bristol will unveil the results of a year-long project looking at new 5G technology and infrastructure in the West of England.
Demonstrations, playable experiences, talks and workshops will be held at the M Shed, Millennium Square and We The Curious on Saturday 16 March. Visitors will be invited to take a closer look at technologies ranging from virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to 360° video and locative media.
Among the organisations taking part will be:
- BBC R&D demonstrating a new app with VR/AR content bringing the history of the Roman Baths to life
- Smartify revealing an enhanced 5G gallery experience via bonus content including audio stories and videos
- University of Bristol Smart Internet Lab inviting audiences to share 5G experiences across Bristol and two locations in London
- Landmrk welcoming visitors on an interactive, 360Â° video-guided tour around Bristol highlighting the contrast between 4G and 5G capabilities
- Mo-Sys immersing audiences in a 5G-powered virtual world without the need for an uncomfortable and heavy headset
- Mativision and InterDigital presenting a simultaneous 360Â° VR experience, revealing how 5G removes barriers to multiple users experiencing shared synced content
- Zeetta Networks, Bristol City Council, IBI Group and Bristol is Open showing how 5G can support large-scale public events, making them safer and easier to manage
Professor Dimitra Simeonidou, director of the University of Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab, which has pioneered research on 5G technologies, said: “5G will transform our future digital society and economy and will impact key sectors, including transport, health, education, manufacturing, and in this occasion, tourism.”