Airtel showcases futuristic digital technologies at IMC

Airtel has set up Airtel X Labs in Bangalore with the aim of driving cutting-edge innovation in the world of telecom. Airtel aims to build use cases for India and the world from this facility. (Reuters File Photo)

India's largest telecom service provider, Airtel on Thursday showcased a range of futuristic digital technologies and products at the Indian Mobile Congress (IMC)-2018.

The showcase is part of the company’s 3.0 vision, under which it aims to build networks and services that enrich the lives of customers by enabling world-class digital experiences.

Airtel displayed 5G network experience (speed and latency comparison with 4G) and some use cases for homes and enterprises. These use cases demonstrate the key benefits of 5G networks, massive capacity, ultra-low latency and the ability to serve a very large number of concurrent users.

It also displayed Airtel Connected Car use case which can empower drivers through auto telemetry, which will capture and push data related to key parameters of the car and its functioning in real time.

In partnership with Nokia, it demonstrated a virtual reality-based 360-degree content, like undersea experience that can be streamed in a live 5G environment. In addition to this, Airtel and Huawei demonstrated another Virtual Reality with a virtual iPad, where users can play common games like “candy crush saga” on a “virtual screen” using Oculus.

Another use case demonstrated how autonomous drones, which are akin to self-driving cars in the sky, can be leveraged for mission-critical applications such as disaster response and monitoring, emergency delivery services and remote surveillance of critical infrastructure by leveraging the high bandwidth and the ultra-low latency of 5G networks.

These self-driving drones will be able to reach locations quickly and accurately without the assistance of remote based piloting.

Airtel has set up Airtel X Labs in Bangalore with the aim of driving cutting-edge innovation in the world of telecom. Airtel aims to build use cases for India and the world from this facility.

Randeep Sekhon, Chief Technology Officer of Bharti Airtel said, “Airtel has been a pioneer when it comes to introducing latest technologies in the Indian telecom sector. Innovation is core to our DNA and we will continue to build exciting digital products for a Digital India.”

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