Bharti Airtel (Airtel), India’s largest communications solutions provider, exhibited 5G’s high-speed, low-latency capabilities, claiming that they will alter the future of video entertainment and improve the customer experience.
Airtel recreated the in-stadium experience of Kapil Dev’s memorable 175 not out vs Zimbabwe at the 1983 Cricket World Cup using cutting-edge immersive video technologies via its high-speed 5G test network. A unique 175 Due to a strike by television technicians, significant moments from the match were relived through replayed video in 4K mode.
More than 50 concurrent users had a highly personalized 4K video experience of the match on 5G smartphones, with real-time access to several camera angles, 360-degree in-stadia view, shot analysis, and stats, thanks to speeds of over 1 Gbps and latency of under 20 ms.
India’s first 5G-powered hologram engagement with Kapil Dev added to the excitement of the session. The great cricketer’s Airtel 5G-powered virtual avatar appeared on stage to connect with fans in real-time and lead them through important stages of his innings.
Airtel demonstrated its 5G radio in NSA and SA modes on 3500 MHz band test spectrum allotted by the Department of Telecom, Government of India, at its Network Experience Center in Manesar (Gurugram).
In India, Airtel is leading the charge for 5G. Airtel exhibited India’s first 5G experience over a live 4G network earlier this year. It also featured India’s first rural 5G trial and the first 5G cloud gaming experience. Airtel has partnered with major worldwide consulting and technology organizations and brands to test 5G-based solutions as part of #5GforBusiness.
Bharti Airtel’s CTO, Randeep Sekhon
5G’s gigabit speeds and millisecond latency will revolutionize how we consume media. We have merely scratched the surface of the endless potential of 5G and highly tailored immersive experiences in the digital world with today’s demonstration. We will be able to transfer virtual avatars to any location via 5G-based holograms, which will be a game-changer for meetings and conferences, LIVE news, and a variety of other applications. In this evolving digital environment, Airtel is completely equipped for 5G and is developing a strong pipeline of creative use cases for India.