We will no longer watch TV from a coach holding a remote control with the commercialization of 5G technology.
That's according to the companies taking part in this year's Mobile World Congress.
Instead, they say we'll actively be part of the experience, be it watching a movie, playing a game or going online, by means of augmented reality wearables or equipment… and live what they call the “hyper-life.
"I work in video production and I'm here for the first time in Mobile World (Congress). It's really amazing. I've never been also to Barcelona so it's getting to learn the city and getting to be familiar with what's going on. But there's lots of amazing things to see and I like the Samsung booth it's a lot of fun. I'll come back and do the step challenge because I like to dance. I'm excited."
(standup ed: joonhee)
"Apart from smartphones, another item that’s considered a daily necessity for many people is the automobile. Imagine you could communicate with your car, as if you’re talking to an actual person . Data collected from these cameras and sensors linked to 5G networks allows you to do just that. The data is instantly analyzed to provide user optimization, including heightened safety measures, adjusted air temperatures, and even the driver’s taste in music.
Speaking of music, hey Alexa, play some music for me will you?"
One of Korea's major mobile carriers, LG Uplus teamed up with Finnish game streaming company Hatch which is famous for its globally renowned Angry Birds mobile game in an exclusive deal to provide 5G mobile gaming of virtual reality content.
Meanwhile Korea's largest wireless carrier, SK Telecom also partnered up with American AR game company Niantic, the developer of Pokemon Go.
SK Telecom also strikes a distribution deal with AR startup Magic Leap for the development of AR wearable glasses that'll be enhanced for displaying AR content.
Kim Ji-yeon, Arirang News, Barcelona.