Verizon, The Chainsmokers create first 5G-powered concert at Chase Center show

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Verizon is working with The Chainsmokers to bring the first 5G-powered experience to fans during a live concert at Chase Center in San Francisco on Friday, November 29.

Using a 5G smartphone, a group of select fans will be able to hold the phone up to the stage and see The Chainsmokers through an augmented reality (AR) lens. Thanks to 5G’s fast speeds, high bandwidth and low latency, these fans can experience high-fidelity graphics and imagery timed with music and controlled by the show producers.

This highly interactive multi-user experience can also allow these fans to play with the objects and also see what others with 5G smartphones are doing.

Bringing Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband to venues like Chase Center is part of Verizon’s strategy to bring 5G to the places where it can have the most impact, like public spaces.

In addition to bringing 5G to concert goers, Verizon has been rolling out 5G in public spaces across 18 cities in places like parks, historic landmarks and sports arenas. Verizon has turned on 5G Ultra Wideband in parts of several NFL stadiums and basketball arenas to bring 5G to as many people as possible.

Within Chase Center, Verizon has implemented one of the first 5G deployments on the West Coast. Areas in Chase Center seating bowl are 5G Ultra Wideband accessible.

Outside the 5G experience, fans attending The Chainsmokers World War Joy performance can download The Chainsmokers x Verizon AR Experience app, which is available now. Through the app, AR experiences pre-show, in-show and following the performance include:

Photo Opportunity: Fans who have downloaded The Chainsmokers x Verizon AR Experience app can visit the AR Photo Op, and take photos positioned in front of physical art, activating an emergent, animated 3D AR experience within their photos.

AR Portal: The AR Portal will transport viewers inside the world of The Chainsmokers. Users will have the ability to step through an interactive portal and into a 360-degree environment displaying video footage from the tour.

Live Filter: Once the performance begins, AR elements tied to the World War Joy aesthetic appear around the user for an “always on” experience that will enhance the concert performance. The immersive experience will include AR experiences such as gusts of sand blowing across the viewer’s augmented reality screen, weaving between multiple layers and will apply both color and vibrancy effects on the screen.

The 5G-activated performance will be recorded and transformed into a short highlight reel, which fans who have downloaded the app will be able to watch in days following the show.


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