At the recently concluded, India Mobile Congress 2018, Airtel showcased a range of futuristic digital technologies like 5G, Connected Home, Connected Car, and few other exciting products. The showcase is part of the company’s Airtel 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 and several exciting 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.

Airtel Connected Home

By making use of advanced Home IoT (Internet of Things) technologies, Airtel showcased a life-size replica of a modern connected home with intelligent devices and appliances. The Airtel Connected Home is powered by a 1Gbps V-Fiber link to enable a seamless digital experience. The connected home also showcased Airtel’s upcoming Android DTH Set Top Box, which brings the world of digital content to the home and will act as the home IoT gateway. Airtel also demonstrated its in-house developed multi-screen video platform for seamless content play across devices.

Airtel Connected Car

The Airtel Connected Car use case demonstrates how IoT 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.inforgraphic-iot AR-based Holographic Communication on 5G

In partnership with Huawei, the company demonstrated futuristic AR based Holographic Communication for 5G. Using the Holographic Communication, users feel fully immersed when communicating with a live hologram. AR technology is especially relevant in the Indian context presenting immense possibilities in use cases of AR assisted Learning & Training, Gaming, Live Events, and Entertainment.

VR-based 360-degree content

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

BVLOS Autonomous Drones

Airtel in partnership with Ericsson showcased Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)autonomous drones for “next generation e-delivery” services over 5G networks. The 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 & 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.

Building for a Digital India

Airtel has set up Airtel X Labs in Bengaluru with the aim of driving cutting-edge innovation in the areas of AI, IoT, AR, and VR and is building a world-class team for the facility. Airtel aims to build use cases for India and the world out of this facility. Airtel Business, the B2B unit of Airtel, has started rolling out innovative integrated digital solutions for enterprises, from large corporates to startups. From secure connectivity to the cloud, data center services, enterprise IoT and more Airtel Business is enabling digital transformation across corporate India.

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