A real-time demonstration in Belfast Harbour was staged to highlight the benefits 5G can deliver to business and industry - including how its cranes can be inspected and maintained remotely.
In a first for the UK, the Irish News writes, that the demonstrations, performed over BT's public 5G network, showed two 5G-enabled applications that are being explored by the harbour as part of its vision for creating a “smart port” and an iconic waterfront for the city.
One demonstration showed a member of Belfast Harbour's operations team wearing an augmented reality headset connected to a 5G device.
They were able to inspect one of the harbour's cranes and receive step-by-step maintenance guidance and remote support through video collaboration with a remote expert, via an application server in the cloud.
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