Bharti Airtel today said that one of the biggest use cases of 5G networks in the B2C segment would be that of Cloud Gaming. The telco tested its networks with two top e-sports gamers in India namely ‘Mortal’ (Naman Mathur) and ‘Mamba’ (Salman Ahmad). The results of the test were really great for the telco as the gamers found absolutely zero issues while online gaming. The latency was ultra-low and the download speeds were absolutely great.
Bharti Airtel Conducts India’s First 5G Cloud Gaming Session
It is worth noting that while each and every other operator is working on 5G and testing their technology, Bharti Airtel has become the first one to test 5G cloud gaming in India. Both the gamers connected to the 5G network of Airtel being tested in Gurgaon.
During cloud gaming tests, Airtel 5G network was able to deliver low latency of 10ms and a download speed of 1 Gbps to the gamers. Randeep Sekhon, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Bharti Airtel, said that while the mobile gaming industry has grown a lot in the last few years, the upcoming two years where India will have live 5G networks will explode the industry.
This is because, with the presence of 5G networks, cloud gaming can be enabled, which will give the users playing multiplayer games a better experience overall. Airtel has already tested its 5G network in Hyderabad with the help of Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) technology leveraging the 1800 MHz spectrum.
5G is expected to be a catalyst for the growth of the online mobile gaming industry as well as other things. One of the many use cases of 5G will be ‘immersive entertainment’, as per Sekhon. Note that Airtel is conducting its 5G trials in India with the help of equipment vendors, including Nokia and Ericsson. The 5G trials are going in multiple parts of the country.