Game engines such as Fortnite and Minecraft launched massive, interactive virtual concerts over the past few years, bringing the music industry to the next level. What do live shows and XR technology’s future look like for those attending a concert? And what does that future mean for those bringing 5G to the edge?

Technology is quickly changing how listeners experience live concerts with immersive screens, XR, hologram, and projection systems that can amp up augmented reality for a new generation of concert attendees. For genuinely interactive concert experiences, these applications demand expectations for real-time data speed that are typically handled at the edge. In addition, shows will be enhanced by network technology that enables musicians to collaborate in real time with other musicians located off-site. 

There are other, more interactive developments on the way too. A deal between Verizon and concert giant Live Nation shows how concert-goers can stream, share, and upload videos and photos live from the concert at 5G speeds. And a collaboration between Verizon and Snapchat showcases local 5G possibilities. These unique concert technologies, of course, depend on reliable, low-latency network support. 1623 Farnam is home to a rich and robust carrier ecosystem that can deliver the best possible content opportunities and connectivity potential to our growing community. 

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And, be sure to take a look at The Future of Live Concerts: Redefining the 5G Edge article featured on Telecom Ramblings to learn more.