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Smart Stadium

Bringing the best experience to every seat in the house

Experience a sports or music event like never before. See every angle, every performer and any content, however you want it. Using 5G, it’s possible to stream high definition video in real time, so every seat in the venue gets a great view. Low latency, high bandwidth connectivity helps the venue with its operations too, including security and retail.

The atmosphere of a concert or sports event is electrifying. 5G can make the experience even more gripping, by giving fans immersive video and information to enhance the show. Using 5G, the venue can more easily collect and process security camera feeds, too, and support building automation and inventory management applications.

The best view, from every seat

Service providers can sell new 5G services to venues, enabling them to:

  • Offer live 8K video from the pitch or the stage, with fans able to choose from multiple camera angles in real time.
  • Show data overlays and stats about musicians or players on the audience’s mobile or wearable devices.
  • Sell merchandise or additional services on the fly to customers using mobile devices.
  • Support pop-up retailers with secure wireless connections for payment processing.
  • Extend market reach, by offering the same live video and information feeds to fans who couldn’t get to the venue.

5G transforms smart venues for all

Optus has launched 5G services at the Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia. This provides visitors attending sporting or music events with access to incredibly fast indoor and outdoor 5G coverage with speeds over 1Gbps. Nokia has supported Optus with the deployment of the technology as well as its ambitious goals for 5G.

Optus is utilizing Nokia’s 5G AirScale indoor Radio solution (ASiR) to provide comprehensive coverage for indoor zones such as corporate boxes or VIP areas. The solution supports major network technologies and is designed to be easy to upgrade from 4G to 5G new radio (NR). It includes indoor small cells that deliver a consistent 5G user experience with high data rates across multiple zones. Optus has deployed Nokia’s 5G indoor and outdoor radio system and reported peak speeds of 1.1 Gbps downlink and 100 Mbps uplink for lightning-fast 5G coverage throughout Optus Stadium.

From the stands to the pitch, Optus' 5G customers can experience lightning-quick downloads, no lag, the ability to experience streaming in crystal-clear HD. In smart stadium deployments, venue operators also benefit with enhanced retail opportunities; enhanced video capture and processing capabilities for critical functions such as security as well as support for building automation and inventory management.

Nokia launches 5G experience at Optus Stadium in Australia


Network slicing

5G enables network resources to be dedicated to particular applications, guaranteeing the low latency and high bandwidth they need.

Massive connectivity

5G supports a much higher density of connected devices, so you can more cost effectively serve customers in densely packed areas. 

Edge computing

Nokia’s multi-access edge computing (MEC) platform processes high-quality video and data at the edge of the network to cut latency and enable real-time live experiences.


With millions wanting to connect and share, CSPs can bring unique tailored 5G experiences to smart venues

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