Thursday, 24 September 2020 16:56

Optus shows off what 5G and VR can add to virtual meetings

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Optus shows off what 5G and VR can add to virtual meetings Courtesy Optus

Singtel Optus has demonstrated how virtual meetings, much in vogue these days due to the pandemic, can have many more features using VR and a fast network provided by 5G.

The company said it had run a demo at its store on George Street, Sydney, on Thursday, to show off some of these features. The demo was created in collaboration with technology innovator Spatial.

The demo (see embedded video), showed a meeting room with four HD videos streaming concurrently, 3D models and real-time note sharing.

“I think every person who has worked from home and been part of remote meetings understands the frustrations associated with trying to collaborate remotely,” said Harvey Wright, Optus Head of 5G.

“It can be difficult to feel connected to your colleagues as you stare at their 2D image on a computer screen.

“This showcase, depicting next-generation collaboration has exciting implications for mid to large organisations with a geographically dispersed workforce. This is made possible through the power of the Optus 5G network.”

Optus has more than 900 5G sites in Australia with more rolling out each month.

More than 420,000 households in Australia can now access Optus 5G Home Internet as the company accelerates its 5G deployment.


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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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