By Chris Donkin

Oath eyes holograms, gaming and mixed reality

Oath executive Alex Wallace talked up the promise of new forms of content built for delivery over 5G networks, an opportunity the company aims to grasp with the launch of a new development lab.

Wallace, the company’s VP of OTT video production and distribution, said: “5G – whether it’s low latency, higher bandwidth or mobile edge computing – really does signal the beginning of a new era in content. We are just at the beginning of what the future is going to look like.”

Her comments come days after Verizon subsidiary Oath announced it was set to open the RYOT Innovation Studio in Los Angeles. The centre will investigate technologies designed to revolutionise gaming and other content types.

During yesterday’s MWC Americas media track, Wallace said the new studio would “be based purely on the content abilities of 5G – whether that is AR, VR, mixed reality or 360.”

She added the company would also investigate new gaming propositions based on next generation networking technology and the use of holograms.

In a statement accompanying the launch of the innovation lab, Oath said it would set the company “well ahead of the curve”.