5G-enabled Tourism Experience
Personalised, immersive, integrative experiences require much more data than traditional audio/video and are more complex to deliver than linear broadcasts. 5G technology is a key enabler for such experiences as it offers high bandwidth, low latency and edge computing. This Catalyst explores 5G functionality via the tourism lens, exploring ways of delivering and monetising new digital experiences. Specifically, we explore ways of creating a pop-up network for delivery of high throughput broadcasting to distant points of fibre presence via mmWave connection. We investigate different combinations of mobile edge computing resources and high-bandwidth delivery, and also apply a mix of VR/AR to enhance user experience.
Though our ‘Mobile VR in Heritage Location’ use case we investigate how to deliver rich and engaging video-based experiences to users exploring an area of the Roman Baths, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. The project will focus on providing the ability to ‘see’ via a consumer mobile device a view of a place as it would have been in the past. The 5G-enabled Tourism Experience’ Catalyst project is led by the University of Bristol Smart Internet Lab and brings together Aardman, BBC R&D, Cambridge Communications Systems Ltd, Zeetta Networks Ltd.
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5G enabled Tourism Experience