Volume 13, Number 6

Immersive Technologies in 5G-Enabled Applications: Some Technical Challenges of the Novel Usage Models


Nikola Rendevski, Andrijana Bocevska, Zoran Kotevski and Tome Dimovski, University St. Kliment Ohridski – Bitola, Macedonia


5G next-generation networking paradigm with its envisioned capacity, coverage, and data transfer rates provide a developmental field for novel applications scenarios. Virtual, Mixed, and Augmented Reality will play a key role as visualization, interaction, and information delivery platforms. The recent hardware and software developments in immersive technologies including AR, VR and MR in terms of the commercial availability of advanced headsets equipped with XR-accelerated processing units and Software Development Kits (SDKs) are significantly increasing the penetration of such devices for entertainment, corporate and industrial use. This trend creates next-generation usage models which rise serious technical challenges within all networking and software architecture levels to support the immersive digital transformation. The focus of this paper is to detect, discuss and propose system development approaches and architectures for successful integration of the immersive technologies in the future information and communication concepts like Tactile Internet and Internet of Skills.


5G, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Immersive Technologies, Extended Reality, Information Systems.