IPL 2018: Bharti Airtel to Offer 5G Services Across all Stadiums
The eleventh edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to begin on Saturday with Chennai Super Kings taking on defending champions Mumbai Indians. The league has been bigger than ever this season. And with the level of sponsors, IPL is set to see many more changes this season than over the past decade.
The league is undoubtedly, one of the most appealing events in the country every summer. Private companies across the country are always keen to engage with the fans through IPL over the two months window. They come out with new content and strategies to catch the interest of the audience.
One of the biggest mobile service providers, Bharti Airtel will offer 5G services this summer. The company will introduce these services for their users at the venues of IPL.
As IPL will be played across nine cities this season, Airtel has decided to provide services across these venues.
Airtel Becomes First Operator To Provide Such Services
Moreover, Shyam Mardikar, the Chief Technology Officer of the company, has revealed the benefits of introducing these services to their customers.
“As part of our endeavour to offer a seamless high-speed 4G experience to our customers, we are deploying this advanced Pre-5G solution to enable a high speed and high capacity in-stadia network experience at IPL match venues,” he said.
Similarly, he also insisted that the services will be first provided at Wankhede stadium this season.
“The first venue to go live with Airtel’s Massive MIMO deployment will be the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai… We believe this will enhance the digital experience for our customers and enable them to share, post and stream content seamlessly even in locations with massive crowds,” Mardikar added.
In addition, IPL has always come up with new ideas and this season it just seems to get better. Airtel customers would surely enjoy 5G services as the netizens are still having the access to 4G.
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