BT launches Halo plans to provide converged 5G and fixed broadband

BT launches Halo plans to provide converged 5G and fixed broadband
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BT has merged its “Halo” and “No Limits” mobile plans, which aims to combine the power of 5G mobile and fixed line home broadband (FTTC, FTTP, networks. This will help the telecom provider’s subscribers enjoy the benefits offered by the convergence.

The existing 5G customers with BT Plus plans will be automatically upgraded to reap from Halo.

BT Plus is a premium package that adds the operator’s Complete Wi-Fi Guarantee, which is a dedicated UK and Ireland-based customer support and “Keep Connected Promise” – a service wherein a customer receives a mini 4G Hub with unlimited data when their broadband line goes down.

The Complete Wi-Fi Guarantee will soon become a standard for all categories.

Recently, BT, Belfast Harbour and mixed reality allies, Ubimax and VRtuoso, rolled out an initiative to demonstrate the tangible benefits of 5G alongside augmented reality (AR) technologies. Together, the partners demonstrated two applications that the major maritime hub is presently exploring as part of its Smart Port vision.

In the first demonstration, a member of Belfast Harbour’s operations team was shown wearing an AR headset connected to a 5G device, inspecting a crane and receiving step-by-step maintenance guidance and remote support via an application server in the cloud. And the second demonstration showed a 5G immersive experience, showing how the technology can allow geographically dispersed participants to draw VR content down from the cloud.

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