Highlight: With India’s most popular gaming celebrities, Airtel shows smooth cloud gaming over a 5G network.
Cloud gaming is without a doubt one of the most intriguing new technologies on the market, and the industry and gamers in India have been waiting for it to arrive with eager anticipation. Airtel appears to be leading the race in cloud gaming in India, demonstrating the country’s first cloud-gaming experience over a 5G network.
Quick Byte: Cloud Gaming: With all of the chatter about this gaming tech and the enthusiasm that surrounds it, what exactly is it? Simply said, cloud gaming allows users to play games on their mobile phones without having to install them. Players will essentially be able to stream the games via a cloud service, removing any obstacles to access such as hardware requirements or storage space.
Airtel India’s Cloud Gaming Test on 5G network:
Airtel stated that the test was conducted using OnePlus 9R devices connected to a 3500 MHz high capacity frequency band using the Blacknut gaming technology platform. The 5G test network achieved speeds of more than 1 Gbps and latency of fewer than 10 milliseconds. For Mortal and Mamba, a sprint racing challenge on Asphalt has been presented.
Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel regarding this matter:
“Cloud gaming will be one of the biggest use cases of 5G thanks to the combination of high speed and low latency. After delivering India’s first 5G demo over a test network, we are thrilled to conduct this exciting 5G gaming session. Imagine enjoying real-time gaming on the go with someone sitting in another part of the world. This is just the beginning of an exciting digital future that Airtel will enable for its customers as we prepare to roll out 5G in India.”
This type of GAMING is more than the sum of its hyperbole in that it has the potential to be the next logical step in the growth of gaming and how players can enjoy it. Not only does it make hardware obsolete, but it also solves a slew of storage, mobility, and access issues. It will be quite interesting to observe how Indian gamers react to Airtel’s 5G and Cloud gaming endeavors once they are made available to the general audience.
For a long time, Indian gamers have been unable to use cloud gaming services such as the aforementioned Xbox Game Pass‘ xCloud, but it appears that Airtel is set to change that.