University of Strathclyde Leans on Vislink, Others to Develop 5G Sports Broadcast Technology for Motorsports

A team at the University of Strathclyde have successfully developed next generation mobile connectivity technology in a ‘world first’ for the field of motorsport.

Engineers helped bring live segments to a worldwide audience using a 5G handheld camera at the Monster Energy British Grand Prix, MotoGP, at the iconic Silverstone circuit.

The researchers, at the university’s software defined radio (SDR) lab, worked with BT Sport, Dorna and Vislink on the technology, which is set to transform sports broadcasting into a more immersive experience.

Using the same technology trialled in the test bed in partnership with Scotland 5G, the team re-created a standalone 5G shared spectrum network at Silverstone.

This network covered the pit lane, paddock and starting grid, and technology partner Vislink supplied a 5G wireless camera and on-board motorcycle uplink to the 5G network.

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