Superbowl Serves as Backdrop for 5G Network Test from Verizon

Verizon used the Superbowl backdrop as an opportunity to run a test of their 5G network.  According to Verizon, the test was a success.

Verizon Tested 5G Network Behind The Scenes At Super Bowl LII

There may be no better setting to test out network capabilities than the Super Bowl. During Sunday’s big game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Verizon quietly put its new 5G network connection to the test.

Designed to deliver faster speeds and a crisper connection, guests at the Super Bowl and in New York City engaged in a live demonstration. Participants wore VR headsets displaying a live, 180-degree stereoscopic view of the on-field action. With 5G’s massive bandwidth and blazing speeds, live video and VR can be taken to new levels.

“Since we first set out to create the world’s largest set of 5G test markets, we learned a tremendous amount about what the technology could deliver,” Sanyogita Shamsunder, Executive Director, 5G Ecosystems and Innovation, said in a statement. “This latest demonstration at Super Bowl LII and in New York City is another example of how we’re pushing 5G to exploit never-before imagined uses cases and applications.”


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