Internet speed is the lifeline of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). With our current 4G LTE mobile broadband speed, the response time between the network and devices is around 30 milliseconds. This current speed already makes for decent AR and VR experiences. With 5G, it is just one millisecond, making the virtual experience almost as good as real-life. This also means endless possibilities for interactivity with future mobile VR and AR solutions.

This is why the team at SCM Asia and TrueXR were very excited to be part of the Telekom Malaysia 5G launch.

By ushering the new era in mobile broadband, we can realise the full potential of our AR and VR portfolio and anticipate wider adoption.

Here’s a simple article to explain what this development means to you, and how you can leverage on this development for your business.

What is 5G?

According to Digital Trends, 5G is the next generation of mobile broadband that will eventually replace, or at least augment your 4G LTE connection. With 5G, you’ll see exponentially faster download and upload speeds. Latency, or the time it takes for devices to communicate with wireless networks, will also drastically decrease.

What Does This Mean For AR and VR Technology?

Thanks to the unprecedented speed of 5G, the latency time between network and devices are greatly reduced. The interactivity of AR and VR is as close to real-life as you could possibly imagine.

This would also mean that AR and VR will become a mainstream digital tool that can be used in a wide variety of industries over the next few years.

What you see in fiction – such as Ironman and Minority Report – is fast turning into reality.

More than just a medium for entertainment, industry applications can also change the very fabric of how we live.

Imagine product designers using AR and VR for verifying concepts using digital models.

Developers and real estate agencies doing a virtual walkthrough of a property that has yet to be built.

High-risk training which needs to be conducted in the medical or engineering field can be done in the safety of the virtual world.

Endless possibilities to market and sell products. The sky’s the limit with the ultra-realistic experience brought to you by AR and VR.

Be one of the early adopters by speaking to our team now to see how we can augment the reality of your business through the wonders of technology.