Enhancing the entertainment experience through 5G and augmented reality

The ultra-fast speed and high capacity of 5G connectivity means thousands of people in a crowded place can be connected at once, with minimal latency or lag.

5G to the rescue

Working with Sky Sports and the Bundesliga, we’ve tested a ‘5G Multiview’ app that enables users to follow the match from five different perspectives with no delay between the pitch and screen. It also offers stats on player performance and other features, blending the live atmosphere of the stadium with the broadcast features they enjoy at home.

Users can watch the action through their smartphone and tap the screen to bring up live data points – for example, how fast a player is running, the distance they’ve covered, how many passes they’ve completed or even historical data from previous games.

our virtual reality (VR) experience and 360 degree cameras gave fans a brand new way to explore the tournament.

As the official connectivity partner of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships,

And through Vodafone's Wimbledon Walk of Champions, we created a unique experience allowing fans to step behind closed doors and retrace the steps of their tennis heroes.

The 2021 British and Irish Lions rugby tour of South Africa took place behind closed doors, with British fans unable to travel due to Covid-19 lockdowns.

A 5G boost for Lions fans

As lead partner of the Lions, we wanted to find a new way to connect fans with the players through technology.

In a world first, we used a 5G-powered robot to allow Lions players to surprise UK-based fans with live shirt signings over the Vodafone 5G network - all the way from South Africa.


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