Sprint has opened its new 5G Experience, an interactive center dedicated to demonstrating how 5G technology can improve the way society lives, works, and plays. The 1,100 square foot exhibit is located inside of Sprint’s Kanas City headquarters and has opened just ahead of the networks much-anticipated 5G commercial service launch in May.
"We are thrilled to provide our guests and employees an exciting way to experience the future of wireless technology in a fun and educational way in our new space," said Steve Gaffney, Sprint vice president of media and experiential marketing. "With Sprint 5G coming soon in our first nine markets, this dedicated venue will provide unique and interactive ways to tell the story of 5G and help visitors visualize the types of innovations it will bring."
The center includes more than 12 stations that incorporate augmented reality, virtual reality, and simulated displays into their demonstrations. In the hands-on center, guests can interact with 5G from spectrum, fiber-optics networks, Massive MIMO technology, and 5G’s lower latency.
"With faster speeds and lower latency, 5G has the potential to significantly improve our homes, workplaces, cities and lives," said Dr. John Saw, Sprint chief technology officer. "As we prepare to launch Sprint 5G with so many companies in our ecosystem, we are proud to be working with them to showcase what is possible with our next-generation technology in our new 5G Experience."
Currently, the center will provide private tours to small and medium businesses, enterprise and government customers and prospects, and the greater Kansas City economic development community.
Sprint has announced it will launch its commercial 5G service in May, debuting in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Kansas City. Within the first half of the year, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington D.C are also expected to obtain commercial 5G service.