TPG Telecom, an Australian telecommunications company, has partnered with network equipment supplier Nokia to deploy a high-speed 5G network to Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) via Vodafone.
While using a Google Pixel device on Vodafone’s mobile network using 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) technology in a jam-packed Stadium, TPG experienced download speeds of nearly two gigabits per second in partnership with Nokia.
TPG Telecom said that a download stream of 2Gbps may download a full 4K movie in under two minutes or stream more than 400 high-definition videos concurrently using Nokia’s carrier aggregation approach.
According to Giovanni Chiarelli, TPG Telecom Chief Technology Officer, for both consumers and companies, 5G mmWave brings up a world of digital possibilities. With its lightning-fast download and upload rates, this technology may one day offer novel methods for crowds to interact and experience unprecedented proximity to the action.
Moreover, Chiarelli added that increased connection benefits more than just crowd in sporting stadiums. Their 5G network, which will improve performance in heavily crowded regions like entertainment hubs, CBDs, and other high-traffic areas, includes millimeter wave spectrum as a key component.
“Our collaboration with Nokia fast-tracks the newest 5G applications, allowing both consumer and enterprise customers to harness our network’s potential,” said Chiarelli.
More than 96% of Australians are covered by Vodafone’s 5G network throughout the ten biggest cities across the country. In 2022, the company launched 1,040 5G sites, bringing its overall 5G site count in Australia to 2,055.