June 19, 2021

Verizon’s new 5G Ultra Wideband is giving hockey fans a window into action on the ice

In a new partnership with the NHL, Verizon’s 5G and mobile edge computing are teaming up to deliver fans an AR experience, the company announced Thursday.

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As the race to deliver 5G across the nation continues, Verizon is now testing how its 5G Ultra Wideband network can be harnessed to improve live experiences—this time, for hockey fans. In an announcement on Thursday, the mobile giant unveiled a new partnership with the NHL. As part of this collaboration, the company will test out immersive experiences, via 5G and real-time edge computing, for fans attending live hockey games. 

In practical terms, the partnership means that Verizon will install 5G Ultra Wideband in select NHL arenas and will test out…

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