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Airtel 5G recreates Kapil Dev’s legendary Cricket World Cup ‘83 innings against Zimbabwe

Airtel has recreated video of Kapil Dev’s 175 run innings against Zimbabwe from the 1983 Cricket World Cup | Photo Credit: Airtel

Airtel has recreated in-stadia experience of Kapil Dev’s legendary 175 run innings against Zimbabwe from the 1983 Cricket World Cup with immersive video technology over its 5G network.

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Airtel also demonstrated India’s first LIVE 5G powered hologram interaction with Kapil Dev. 

“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,” Kapil Dev said.

With speeds of over 1 Gbps and latency of under 20 ms, more than 50 concurrent users experienced a personalised 4K video experience of the match on 5G smartphones, with real-time access to multiple camera angles, 360-degree in-stadia view, shot analysis and stats, Airtel said in a release.

Kapil Dev’s virtual avatar appeared on the stage, to interact with the fans in real-time and walk them through the key moments of his innings.

“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,” Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel said in the release.

The telecom company conducted the demonstration at its Network Experience Center in Manesar using Ericsson 5G Radio over 3500 MHz band test spectrum allotted by the Department of Telecom, Government of India.

The company has earlier demonstrated India’s first rural 5G trial as well as the first cloud gaming experience on 5G.


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