Ericsson and EE power Green Planet AR Experience

January 12, 2022, London: Ericsson was today named EE Network Partner for The Green Planet AR Experience, powered by EE 5G.

Using augmented reality, The Green Planet AR Experience – inspired by The Natural History Unit’s flagship series, The Green Planet – will take guests on an immersive journey into the secret plant kingdom.

A private 5G network and edge computing infrastructure will be deployed to render stunning real-time AR graphics to event enthusiasts in central London. Visitors will travel through six digitally enhanced worlds – including rainforests, freshwater and saltwater worlds, changing seasons and desert landscapes, culminating in human history and how we can all affect a change positive. Thanks to the magic of augmented reality and 5G technology, visitors will experience the world of plants on their time scale and from their point of view via a Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone.

The experience will be open to the public at 55 Regent Street on February 11, 2022 and will showcase the low latency, high reliability and high bandwidth capabilities of standalone 5G in the UK, putting the next generation of mobile technology between in the hands of consumers and bringing a truly high-quality end-user mobile experience.

Katherine Ainley, CEO of Ericsson UK & Ireland, said: “I am delighted to combine Ericsson’s technological leadership with EE’s drive for innovation to deliver the Green Planet augmented reality experience. It shows how 5G, and in particular autonomous 5G, can be used to create new, immersive experiences for consumers that can help transform our society and better understand our planet. It’s a great demonstration of how technology can be used as a platform for a more connected and sustainable future. “

Greg McCall, Managing Director of Networks, BT Group, said: “This pioneering project demonstrates the amazing new experiences that the latest innovation in network technology can create. By utilizing the capacity of Edge Computing and an autonomous 5G network developed in partnership with Ericsson, we are able to inspire greater responsibility to our planet at a time when it has never been more important. The Green Planet AR experience powered by EE 5G is a milestone in our autonomous and edge compute journeys as EE continues to deliver cutting-edge innovation to fuel the best experiences. “

Put nature at your fingertips, in a revolutionary experience powered by EE’s 5G network. Free tickets can be booked at: www.TheGreenPlanetExperience.co.uk

The project is another important milestone in the partnership between the two companies who are already working together to provide 5G connectivity to millions of EE customers across the UK. As network partners, Ericsson and EE are committed to exploring exciting opportunities for future collaboration around new and innovative 5G services, such as cloud gaming, AR / VR entertainment, immersive communications and network solutions. private to meet the growing demands of consumers and corporate clients.

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