Airtel will Deploy Massive MIMO 5G Technology around IPL Venues
Bharti Airtel will deploy the Massive MIMO 5G technology around the Indian Premier League venues. The 5G technology to deploy across 201 match venues, starting from the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The IPL 11th season will begin from today, April 7 in Mumbai.
The company said it will deploy the service in IPL venues in Delhi, Mumbai, Mohali, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Indore, Jaipur, Bengaluru, and Chennai.
Shyam Mardikar, Chief Technology Officer – Mobile, Bharti Airtel said, “As part of our endeavor to offer a seamless high-speed 4G experience to our users, we are deploying this advanced Pre-5G technology to enable a high speed and high capacity in-stadia network experience at IPL match venues.”
“The first venue to go live with Airtel’s Massive MIMO deployment will be the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai,” said the company.
As per the company, the Massive MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) technology expands network capacity by five to seven times on the same spectrum, which will enable users to enjoy seamless and superfast data speeds despite the very large number of users in and around the stadia.
He further added, “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.”
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