Intel 5G promises 8K 360-degree video at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Intel says its 5G technology will enable 360-degree 8K video streams at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Feb 26 2018 1:19 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Qualcomm threw down the 5G gauntlet last year, but with their massive 3Gbps speeds teased in 5G simulation tests during MWC 2018 the company is taking it to the next level. Intel is now teasing its own huge 5G push where the company will be powering a "broad-scale" 5G network at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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Intel has announced it will be working with NTT Docomo to build a 5G network for the 2020 Olympic games in Japan, which is something Intel is expecting to be the biggest 5G deployment in the world, at the time of the Olympics.

Better yet, Intel is promising insane 8K 360-degree video streams over their 5G network for the 2020 Olympics in Japan. We should see 4K and 8K cameras and even drones capturing 4K video by then, with these cameras 5G-enabled. Intel says that it will also be powering 5G integration in vehicles, with teh company already seeing 1Gbps while watching 4K video and on-the-move at 30kmph (18.6mph).

I plan to attend the 2020 Olympics in Japan purely as a technology enthusiast and fan of the next big thing, especially since it's Japan of all places. But with the huge push into AI, self-driving cars, 8K video, 5G networks and more being highlighted and used during the 2020 Olympics, I'll be there for sure.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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