The virtual world of work
Augmented reality and virtual reality are among the innovations set to further shake up working practices. Still in its infancy, AR/VR has the potential to transform sectors such as entertainment, education and healthcare and to make working from home more effective – and pleasurable. But AR/VR demands high-speed, low-latency and reliable broadband. This means telecom operators and policymakers have tough decisions to make about the optimal mix of network infrastructure investment. On a related theme, we show how digitalisation will be central to the effective management of a green, decentralised energy system, which is needed if the UK is to meet its goal of net zero carbon emissions.