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How Telstra plans to turn computer games into a game changerND
Jennifer Duke, The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday May 9 2018
Telstra’s plan to turn itself into a technology company as well as a telecommunications provider was on full display on Tuesday at its 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast, where the Australian e-sports team The Chiefs were among the first gamers in the world to use the latest ultra-fast mobile network. On a 5G network, latency – the delay between pressing a button and getting a result – is considered ultra low, at six milliseconds, compared to 20 milliseconds on 4G. Telstra’s Executive Director for Network and Infrastructure Engineering Channa Seneviratne told Fairfax Media that ahead of e-games, the company plans to take on a much more significant roles in industries like medical, transport, defence, agriculture, logistics and workforce management, including ‘co-creating’ products as soon as 2020. “We want to be able to value create ... collecting data and doing analytics and providing more enriched experiences of what the network is connecting to,” he said.
For the full story see: www.smh.com.au