A stadium for audiences who want interaction.
Shandong Mobile, MIGU, Shandong Luneng Taishan Football Club, China Sports Media, and Huawei have jointly debuted the industry’s first MEC-based 5G video broadcast app — giving fans a different way to watch sports matches, and marking a “new era of smart stadiums”.
Big events, such as sports matches and concerts, bring in large audiences, and an exciting atmosphere. However, live broadcasts are static, and content production is complicated, requiring coordination of multiple OB vans. These audiences want interaction that conventional networks are unable to provide.
To tackle these issues, Huawei, together with Shandong Mobile, MIGU, Shandong Luneng Taishan Football Club, China Sports Media, developed an innovative 5G smart stadium solution.
Huawei provided and deployed 4.9 GHz 5G base stations, the 5G core network, and MEC nodes.
The smart stadium solution leverages the differentiated network capabilities and deterministic service experience delivered by 5G to facilitate lightweight production, including content collection, editing, and transmission, and to improve video production and distribution efficiency.
According to Huawei “it works with the video broadcast app to deliver optimal experience to spectators, and digitally transform stadiums”.
“A smart stadium is not only an event venue, but a fully-connected information platform,” stated Huawei. “5G powers smart stadiums with improved digital capabilities, creating more opportunities for stadium operators to provide revenue-generating services.”
According to Huawei, the stadium can “push real-time information about players and sports events to fans, make purchases more convenient, provide an online interaction platform for fans, and provide more intelligent services, such as navigation, large-screen display, smart security, AR advertising, and remote first aid”.