Airtel showcases the exciting future of immersive video entertainment on 5G

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Bharti Airtel, on Thursday, showcased 5G’s high-speed, low latency capabilities to transform the future of video entertainment and take the user experience to the next level. Airtel recreated the in-stadia experience of Kapil Dev’s famous 175 not out vs Zimbabwe, during the 1983 Cricket World Cup by leveraging cutting edge immersive video technologies over its high speed 5G test network. 

“The gigabit speeds and millisecond latency of 5G will transform the way we consume entertainment. With today’s demonstration, we have only scratched the surface of the infinite possibilities of 5G and highly personalized immersive experiences in the digital world. With 5G based holograms, we will be able to transport virtual avatars to any location and this will be a game changer for meetings and conferences, LIVE news and will have so many other use cases. Airtel is fully prepared for 5G in this emerging digital world and is building a solid pipeline of innovative use cases for India. We also take this opportunity to thank the Department of Telecom for giving us the trial spectrum, to validate our technology and use cases.” 

Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel

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, owing 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.

Describing his experience, Kapil Dev added: “I am simply amazed by the power of 5G technology and seeing my digital avatar interact with my fans as if I am actually there. Thank you Airtel for this wonderful effort and bringing to life one of the most important innings of my career.”

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.

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