Ericsson teams up with EE to showcase 5G SA in AR experience

Ericsson teams up with EE to showcase 5G SA in AR experience
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Ericsson has partnered with EE to demonstrate the potential of 5G standalone (SA) using an augmented reality (AR) experience.

The AR experience is called The Green Planet and is inspired by the BBC series of the same title.

Katherine Ainley, CEO of Ericsson UK & Ireland, said:

“I am thrilled to combine Ericsson’s technology leadership with EE’s drive for innovation to deliver The Green Planet AR Experience.

It shows how 5G, and especially 5G standalone, can be used to create new immersive experiences for consumers that can help to transform our society and build a better understanding of our planet.

It is an excellent demonstration of how technology can be used as a platform for a more connected and sustainable future.”

Guests that visit the experience will use a Galaxy S21 smartphone to go on an immersive journey through six digital worlds that focus on: rainforests, freshwater, saltwater, changing seasons, the desert, and finishing with how we as humans can deliver positive change.

The experience is made possible through a private 5G network and edge computing. The combination of the technologies delivers the required ultra-low latency, high reliability, and high bandwidth capabilities necessary for rendering AR graphics in real-time.

Greg McCall, MD of Networks at BT Group, which owns EE, commented:

“This pioneering project demonstrates the amazing new experiences the latest innovation in network technology can create.

Using the capability of edge computing and a standalone 5G network developed in partnership with Ericsson, we’re able to inspire greater responsibility towards our planet at a time it’s never been more important.

The Green Planet AR Experience powered by EE 5G is an important stage of our standalone and edge compute journeys, as EE continues to deliver industry-leading innovation to power the best experiences.”

The experience will open to the public at 55 Regent Street from 11 February 2022. Free tickets are available from

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