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The 5G trial will create a 5G connection between South Korea and Finland. The locations are more specifically the Korean Information Communication Technology (K-ICT) centre in Gangneung and the main library and Kastelli community centre in Oulu, but with the help of virtual reality headsets people can travel to the other side of the world, about 14,000 kilometres.

“The people in Oulu can enjoy the atmosphere of the Olympic Games via live streaming while the Koreans will get a chance to take a look at Northern Finland,” says 5GChampion Project Manager Giuseppe Destino from CWC.

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5G Team from Oulu to Korea Olympic games

The 5G team from Oulu goes to South Korea to install a unique test network in PyeongChang. There will be a connection between Finland and South Korea which allows the Olympic Park to be seen almost in real time in Oulu. People in Oulu are able to follow live streaming from the Olympic park and, at the same time, Korean people see the video from Finland.

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An augmented reality application is also on display in which a hologram of the Olympic Park is combined with real time information and videos from the Olympics. Interactivity is represented by a self-adjustable view of the northern lights at Kastelli community centre.

“With the help of virtual and augmented reality applications we try to present 5G in layman’s terms,” Destino says.

The trial at the Olympics is very exciting; it is unique, and without precedents. The demonstration is developed in broad collaboration with partners including Nokia Bell Labs, University of Oulu, FinCloud and Finwe; EU funded 5GChampion project in co-operation with the European and South-Korean consortium; Oulu ICT-ecosystem including BusinessOulu, and companies operating in Oulu.

Grab this QR code with your mobile for a virtual experience:

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