Airtel is going to deploy Massive MIMO Pre-5G technology during the IPL 2018 matches across different venues, for the users to enjoy high-speed Internet without any issues.
Airtel will deploy the advanced Massive MIMO Pre-5G technology across IPL match venues. Massive MIMO expands existing network capacity by five to seven times over existing spectrum, thereby improving spectral efficiency. Customers will be able to experience superfast data speeds on Airtel’s 4G network despite the very large number of concurrent users on the network sites at the venue.
Says Shyam Mardikar, CTO – Mobile, Bharti Airtel:
“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. 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.”
These Massive MIMO solutions will be deployed in IPL match venues in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mohali, Indore, Jaipur, Bengaluru and Chennai, and the first match of this season to be held on 7th April in Mumbai is where the deployment will start.
The new version of Airtel TV app will also be offering live streaming of the IPL 2018 matches for free via Hotstar and the users will have to update the Airtel TV app to the latest version. The new version will have a dedicated Cricket section and that’s where the streaming will happen.