Speaking at the IPTV World Forum in London today, Deutsche Telekom (which owns T-Mobile) chief innovation officer Christopher Schlaffer predicted that holographic TV could be mainstream by 2019.
“Storage capacity and processing capacity is exploding. Cloud computing is there and of course there will be 3DTV and holographic TV in the next ten years; we’ve already seen these things out there”, Schlaffer said.
That ought to make CNN’s election night hologram stunt look laughable. If you’re wondering why T-Mobile might be looking into this though, here’s your answer: T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom see it all coming through piping hot broadband, and they’re going to be the ones to give it to you.
“Ten years from now are we going to be looking at 1000Mb connections in every home on average? I would say yes, absolutely…(and) mobile internet devices and mobile phones will be relevant for the IPTV in the future that is clear.”