The USA’s largest telecommunications provider set up a temporary 5G network in the stadium just before the game started. Using the 5G network, Philadelphia Eagles fans were able to watch high-resolution streams of instant replays. The company was testing the network using high-resolution video and virtual reality. Verizon Set Up a Secret 5G Network at Super Bowl LII.
While Philadelphia Eagles fans were cheering on their winning team at Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Verizon was secretly testing out 5G network speeds in the same arena. However at that time, in New York City, engineers were able to view a stereoscopic 180-degree video of the game.
Verizon Set Up a Secret 5G Network at Super Bowl LII
Verizon employees and their guests at the game were also able to watch high-resolution instant replays of highlights on secondary screens, which was powered by 5G.
Sanyogita Shamsunder, the Executive Director of 5G Ecosystems and Innovation at Verizon, said:
“This latest demonstration at Super Bowl LII and in New York City is another example of how we’re pushing 5G to exploit never-before-imagined uses cases and applications.”
Well this is not the first time Verizon has to demonstrate the power of 5G by football. However, the 5G test performed by Verizon was successful. And it seems that soon the company will launch the 5G network across the country.