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Telstra, Intel and Ericsson Demo World’s First Esports Professional Gaming over 5G

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Telstra, Intel and Ericsson, today unveiled one of the world’s first esports professional gaming experiences over 5G, showcasing the power of 5G’s ultra-low latency that professional and amateur gamers alike can expect in the future.  

Fresh from Intel Extreme Masters Sydney, pro esports team The Chiefs, helped demonstrate the technical capabilities of 5G at Telstra’s 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast through ultra-low latency of around five to six milliseconds, which is around four times lower than the average latency of 4G today.  The Chiefs were one of the first esports teams in the world to experience gaming over 5G, which was streamed live to other gamers around the world on Twitch.

Telstra’s Executive Director Network and Infrastructure Engineering Channa Seneviratne said Telstra, Intel, and Ericsson used the mmWave wireless connectivity inside Telstra’s 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast to power the demonstration, enabled through Ericsson’s 5G base station and core network. Intel provided its Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform, which allows for quick implementation of the latest air interfaces and communication protocols.

Channa Seneviratne, Executive Director Network and Infrastructure Engineering, Telstra
Esports is the fastest growing spectator sport in the world and this gaming experience is a real life example of how 5G might be used in future.

Emilio Romeo, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand, Ericsson
We’ve partnered with Telstra and Intel to deliver esports professionals an unrivalled gaming experience with 5G, allowing them to play in a mobile setting while having the low latency they can only get today from a wireline network.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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