How will 5G and Edge Computing Enhance Virtual and Augmented Reality

5G Enhancing Immersive Tech Experiences

You would agree that the latest Mobile Technology has a profound impact on our everyday lives. More and more people are getting hooked up through advanced smartphones and devices. The result is that the expectations in terms of speed and user experience are at an all-time high. The latest 5G technology is all set up to empower the telecom sector like never before.  

Many businesses set to get boosted with 5G

The latest 5G technology is bound to bring up some of the most innovative business models. So as consumers, you can reap the benefits of Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), as it will provide users with the most revolutionary user experience. Virtual Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR) is also set to get a significant boost from the 5G technology.

What is Virtual Reality (VR)?

Putting it simply, Virtual Reality, or VR as popularly known, is a computer-generated real-world simulation. It creates an alternative world. Owing to its popularity with VR headsets and glasses, VR is now being used in many fields, such as:

  • Entertainment
  • Education and Training
  • Science
  • Retail
What is Augmented Reality (AR)?

Augmented Reality (AR) is another common term nowadays which you might be coming across quite often. It is a technology which some elements of the real world with the Virtual elements. In other words, it enhances the user experience by superimposing images of the virtual world on real-world images. AR in combination with VR is being used in various industries, including:

  • Health Care
  • Retail
  • Education and Training
  • Automotive

These industries are using what is known as location-based VR (LBVR).

5G is enhancing the AR/VR experience to a new high level

Both AR and VR provide a fully immersive experience. What is even more exciting is that the 5G technology will completely transform how we as users interact with the content. Synchronizing the real-world data and user motions with the digital world elements requires massive amounts of graphical processing. Graphics, as you might know, need heavy rendering on device processes. Because of this, graphical designers must split workloads between AR/VR devices and cloud-based technology.

However, the smooth and seamless operation of these complicated graphical designing processes requires stringent network requirements.

5G networks imperative for the latest AR/VR Processes

Split rendering is an essential process that is done in the cloud and not on mobile devices. The 5G networks offer the highest data speeds and provide low latency, which is vital for these complicated processes. The rate provided by them is ideal for matching the ultimate AR/VR experience. The providers of the 5G networks have the infrastructure to match these stringent requirements.

Overall, we can say that VR/AR now delivers the ultimate immersive experience. They are shaping up new industries and offering many opportunities for various sectors. However, for the delivery of these services, cloud-based technology is critical for smooth functioning. And it is here the speed offered by 5G networks has become imperative. It is all set up to rule the future.

Start your journey on AR and VR with Appearition

At Appearition, we focus on a single platform approach. This enables customers to get their products and solutions out into the market fast. 5G networks are making it possible to increase performance by utilising the high reliability and low latency inherent to the network. 

We offer low code application development for Mobile AR, Web AR, VR and XR. Develop your business’ solutions with Appearition’s intuitive, low code application development tools designed for any device including: Visual Studio, Real-time Data Connectors and more. With us, you can rapidly build and showcase immersive tech applications without having to write code or hiring a software development team. To know more about our solutions, read here.

The future is here – create your own augmented reality experiences

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