Telstra demonstrates 5G network for gamers

Telstra along with Ericsson and Intel held a 5G demonstration during Australia’s Gold Coast gaming event to showcase the capabilities of 5G technology for gaming and e-sports.

“This gaming demonstration is a real-life example of how 5G might be used in the future,” said Telstra Executive Director Network and Infrastructure Engineering, Channa Seneviratne.

The demonstration conducted during the event held at Telstra’s 5G Innovation Centre showed the ways in which 5G’s ultra-low latency and high throughput can deliver greater efficiency and mobility across numerous uses.

The demonstration returned data transfer latency rates of 5-6 milliseconds, four times lower than current average 4G latency speeds.

“Latency is the time it takes for data to be sent between two points, so it is crucial in the world of gaming when milliseconds can literally mean the difference between winning and losing. eSports demonstrates how that is possible over 5G, a benefit of the new technology that will underpin a host of use cases,” he added.

The demonstration was conducted using Ericsson and Intel kit over mmWave spectrum, and professional Australian gamers The Chiefs were drafted in to provide extra authenticity.

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