Intel will partner with South Korea’s KT Corporation to provide 5G networking at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang.
Sandra Rivera, senior vice-president and GM of the network platforms group at Intel, writes in her blog: “Today in Seoul, South Korea, we celebrated the 100-day countdown to the games by announcing a collaboration with KT Corporation, to develop the world’s largest 5G showcase at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang 2018.
“During the games’ window, KT will deliver the first broad-scale 5G network paired with Intel 5G technologies that will enable a series of immersive on-site 5G-powered experiences.”
Rivera points out that the upcoming Olympic Winter Games will offer a preview of how 5G will impact people.
“Our joint activations will give visitors a unique opportunity to experience 5G technologies. And they will highlight Intel’s unique 5G strengths across the network, client and cloud — the foundation for a massive new wave of connected devices and data.
“For 5G to become reality, all these elements need to come together into a powerful end-to-end 5G solution.”
The 5G network will give visitors and businesses at the games fast access to wireless broadband at gigabit speeds, ultra-low latency video distribution and livestreamed immersive content.
“This 5G experience will be underpinned by powerful edge and core network computing capabilities powered by Intel high-performance processors,” Rivera says.
“For centuries, the Olympics has served as the premier forum for testing the limits of human performance. This year, Intel will add to the experience by flexing our technology and innovation muscle.”