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5G to transform the live sports experience, industry leaders tell SportNXT

SportNXT host Eddie McGuire (L) and Telstra CEO Andy Penn (R) try on AR and mixed reality glasses during their panel. (Image credit: SportNXT)

The 5G mobile data networks being rolled out around the world will profoundly change fan experiences at live sports venues, senior Australian industry executives told the SportNXT conference in Melbourne last week. 

A panel discussing the future of live sport foresaw the use of digital technology in applications including: augmented and virtual reality headwear; cashier-free food and merchandise shopping; and the delivery of media content to mobile devices within stadiums and arenas.

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