Verizon Will Highlight 5G Service at the Indy 500





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While fans won’t be able to attend the Indy 500 in person, Verizon is using  5G Ultra Wideband service to bring race fans into the center of the action.

A high-definition, 5G-enabled, 360-degree camera will be placed on the infield and these fans can then access an AR portal on their smartphone and be virtually transported to the track. These fans can also control their view — choosing their favorite angles or perspectives — providing a unique, front row-style, viewing experience from the comfort and safety of their own home.

Verizon will also be teaming up with IMS to host a virtual public driver’s meeting, a tradition that normally takes place in person the day before the race. The event will take place today, August 22, at 10 am ET on Verizon’s Twitter and YouTube channel.

“Thanks to Verizon, fans around the globe will be given unprecedented digital access to the biggest personalities and the most exciting behind-the-scenes action of this year’s Indianapolis 500,” said Jonathan Gibson, Executive Vice President, Penske Corporation. “From 5G powered Race Day footage to a public drivers meeting on an innovative platform like BlueJeans, we’re excited to team up with Verizon for an epic Race Weekend.” 

Verizon will have a 5G-connected broadcast camera on the track near the start-finish flag stand. The video from the camera will be streamed over 5G to the broadcast compound where NBC Sports producers will incorporate select shots into the live broadcast. With Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband’s low latency and high bandwidth, broadcast quality video can be transmitted wirelessly to producers, whether onsite or offsite. Plus, 5G’s wireless connectivity means that cameras are untethered allowing for unique camera angles and reducing setup time on the track. 

“With so many sports fans unable to attend live events due to the pandemic, 5G can help bring them into the heart of the action and provide a new and immersive viewing experience using applications like augmented and virtual reality,” said Nicki Palmer, chief product development officer at Verizon. 

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