After Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio has now said that it will deploy 4G advanced Massive MIMO technology in Delhi and Mumbai stadiums to deliver faster 4G speeds for the users watching the matches live from the venue. Massive MIMO technology will provide more than five times the capacity in a 30 MHz wide band spectrum so that it can accommodate more users and avoid congestion. The IPL stadiums in Delhi and Mumbai will get connected with an array of wireless broadband solutions ranging from Massive MIMO, 4G eNodeBs, hundreds of Wi-Fi and small cells to deliver a seamless experience to the Jio users.
However, as per the available information, Jio will be deploying Massive MIMO technology in only Delhi and Mumbai stadiums. As we already know, Reliance Jio is the fastest growing network in the world, and the data consumption is extremely high on Jio network compared to other networks across the world.
Just yesterday, leading telecom operator, Bharti Airtel announced that it would be deploying Massive MIMO solution in IPL match venues in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mohali, Indore, Jaipur, Bengaluru and Chennai. And the first stadium to get this is the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. For the unknown, the Indian Premier League 2018 kickstarts from today in Mumbai where the first match will be played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.
With the Massive MIMO technology, telcos are promising faster download speeds and congestion free experience. With a huge crowd expected at the IPL venues, it’s a good idea from telcos to deploy the Massive MIMO technology.
Furthermore, Reliance Jio is also offering free Live streaming of IPL matches on its JioTV application, while Airtel is doing the same on its Airtel TV application. Subscribers of Jio and Airtel can enjoy free IPL 2018 streaming, while others have to purchase the subscription from Hotstar for Rs 299 or Rs 999 to watch the Live matches online.