It might seem strange to say it, however, 5G is creeping closer to reality. Intel has been powering a broad scale 5G network in the PyeongChang Winter Olympic games, but come the 2020 games in Tokyo, Intel is planning to do a much bigger splash. In Mobile World Congress today, the company announced that it will be working with Japan’s NTT Docomo to create a 5G network for the games. Intel expects it to be the biggest commercial 5G deployment at the time. That is not a massive surprise, as many carriers will likely offer 5G, but it is nice to see Intel thinking large.
Particularly, the company promises 8K 360 degree video streams, that will be a massive upgrade on the dull VR video in this year’s Winter Olympics. We may expect to see even more drones equipped with cameras, and 5G enabled sensors and services for visitors of the games. The company claims it power 5G integration in vehicles, which currently gets speeds of 1Gbps while viewing 4K video and moving in 30 km per hour. The timing couldn’t be better for Intel, if it really wants to turn heads with 5G. The 2020 Olympics is going to Be the ideal time to demonstrate what faster network technologies can do. And then, there is a chance lots of consumers are going to have access to 5G apparatus, that will allow them appreciate coverage from Intel from anyplace.