5G Futures
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5G Smart Futures

Please note: this event finished in March 2019

Immerse yourself in the world of 5G, with a day of demonstrations and discussions that celebrate the creative and economic potential of the power of 5G.

Audiences are invited to take part in a series of innovative events ranging from virtual reality to augmented reality, to 360° video and locative media, revealing the potential for 5G to transform tourism and commercial activity in the region.

The showcase marks the culmination of a year-long project of new 5G technology and infrastructure in the West of England developed by University of Bristol Smart Lab, and will bring together the SMEs who have been working to demonstrate the ground-breaking power and potential of 5G to show off their progress, offering a vision of what a 5G enabled future allows.


Previous Events in this programme

#5G Futures Marquees
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Drop-in + Demonstration
Immerse yourself in the code and technology behind the world of 5G with free demos, augmented reality experiences and smartphone apps.
Mo-Sys
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Augmented Reality
Using the latest tracking technology and augmented reality, Mo-Sys will put new life into the landing gear of the Airbus A430-200 aircraft.
Slicing the Network
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Drop-in + Demonstration
Join us for a demonstration of how 5G can enhance the planning, management and incident response within an urban setting, particularly at large outdoor public gatherings like festivals.
Smartify
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Drop-in + App + Augmented Reality
Delve deeper into M Shed exhibits with Smartify, an award-winning app that shows audio stories and videos that enhance the experience of each object.
Mativision
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360° VR
Immerse yourself in the vibrant environments of Bristol Pride and Bristol Harbour Festival and savour the sights and sounds of two of the most important days in Bristol’s burgeoning festival calendar with this VR experience.
5G Smart Futures Talks
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Talk
A series of talks and presentations that will demonstrate how far the development has come in the West of England, and how 5G has grown from potential to reality.
Landmrk
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Augmented Reality
Join us for an interactive, 360° video-guided tour around Bristol illustrating the truly transformative capabilities of 5G.
Orchestrating the Orchestra by University of Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab
Please note: This event took place in March 2019
Performance
Experience a unique fully synchronised orchestra, composed by three musicians through low latency and high capacity networks. This is provided by three connected 5G domains, one based in Bristol and two in London

The 5G Smart Tourism project is led by the West of England Combined Authority and funded by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. It brings together 19 organisations and will see the development of a testbed, and trials conducted upon it by private sector partners, to explore 5G capability, establishing the West of England as a world-leader in the development of advanced fixed and mobile communication systems.

This diverse collaboration includes 5G network hosts/research bodies (University of Bristol Smart Internet Lab), service providers (Zeetta Networks, CCS, Inter Digital and Bristol is Open) tourism and business support organisations (Destination Bristol), visitor destinations, tech hubs (Digital Catapult and Bristol VR Lab), SMEs and large businesses (BT, IBI Group, Smartify, Mativision, Landmrk, Bristol Futures Global and Mo-Sys), media and content companies (BBC) and public sector partners (West of England Combined Authority, Bath & North East Somerset Council and Bristol City Council).