In July, Vodafone announced it was the first in the UK to showcase the next phase of 5G with ‘Standalone’ technology, with a new network built at Coventry University. The technology offers applications such as network slicing and edge computing. It also delivers ultra-reliable, low latency communications, important for the use of 5G in full factory automation and autonomous vehicle technology.
The team at Coventry University are now started using Standalone 5G for virtual reality health seminars. The new lessons allow medical students to take a virtual tour around the body to see how it works. 5G gives them a fully immersive experience with no time delays or lag through a connected device and also offers the ability to ask questions while the lecturer is presenting.