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July 2, 2019,   12:51 PM

5G To Harmonize With New Music Platform

Hisham Ibrahim



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Aspiring pop and rock stars no longer need to rely on fate to bring band members together. Thanks to Ericsson’s new music platform, artists from across the world can play together as though they were in studio, even though they may be on different continents.

Earlier this year, as it was showing-off of its new 5G network, Ericsson announced that it was creating a platform dedicated to musical bands and performances. At that time, it did not announce a name or further details, but that all changed last week at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco, when the company officially launched Music Connect.

Music Connect allows bands to play together at the same time, even if each member is 1,000 miles away. However, the technology depends on 5G’s low latency and high-speed network.

Latency or lag in any member’s connection may cause the performance to become unsynchronized, or one of the members my go offline. Other possible challenges include having the right equipment or tools required for the platform to operate.

Ericsson may well still offer solutions to all of these problems, and has not yet released details of exactly how Music Connect will work. However, we may be looking at the beginning of the next generation of rock band.


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