Technical 5G Demonstrations:

Harbour Festival

Live streaming of 360° footage over 5G

Simple Things Festival

Artistic performance in a multi-user VR experience 

5G Music Lesson with Jamie Cullum

Synchronised Performance over 5G

Orchestrating the Orchestra

Synchronised Performance over 5G

Massive MIMO

More efficient sharing of wireless channels

Smart City Safety

Improving the safety of city inhabitants

Visualisation of RF Spectral Waves

Visualisation of Radio Transmissions

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Smart Mobility for Smart Societies

5G in a BOX

Smart Connectivity for 5G

5GUK Exchange

Solution Architecture for 5G Hub

Layered Realities Weekend - A 5G Showcase

Over the weekend of 17th - 18th March 2018, the University of Bristol's Smart Internet Lab hosted the world's first 5G public showcase in Millennium Square, Bristol. Demonstrations, talks and artistic experimentation combined in an exciting blend of technology and expression. This event ran in conjunction with Watershed & We The Curious.

Photo Credit: Kaleider's - 'From The Light Of Fire, Our Dancing Shadows'

About The Bristol 5G Test Network

The Bristol 5G test network is led by the Smart Internet Lab at the University of Bristol and the Layered Realities Weekend is part of this research and testing.

Smart Internet Lab has secured funds to establish ‘5GUK Test Networks’ a national asset, funded by the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) ‘5GUK Test Networks’. The Layered Realities weekend, 5G showcase brought together the University of Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab and Watershed, We The Curious, BT, Nokia, Zeetta, Cambridge Communications Systems, PureLiFi and BiO.

The Layered Realities Weekend, 5G Showcase was produced by Watershed on behalf of the Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol.

At the Smart Internet Lab, the state of the art testbed enables us to demonstrate cutting-edge functionalities of 5G networks based on various academic and industry level research projects. This allows experimenters to thoroughly test these features on an actual testbed, distinct from emulators and simulators. Certainly, this provides them with the capability to push beyond conventional limits and unleash their creativity to define new use cases and develop technology.

Dr Amin Emami, Senior Research Associate, School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering
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