Vodafone will roll out 5G connections at German Football League matches according to a new agreement sign between the two.

The multi-year partnership will start in 2019/20 season. Vodafone and the German domestic league will launch a real-time, augmented reality app that will speed up the delivery of match information to supporters without technical glitches.

The platform will utilize AR to provide fans at the stadium with previously unavailable information before, during and after the game. It will also highlight new performance data such as player sprint speeds.

The real-time flow of information is based on around 1,600 games and 3.6 million position points surveyed by the DFL during a Bundesliga match. The app then visualizes that data to produce live graphics, statistics and analysis.

The managing director of DFL, Christian Seifert said, “As an innovation leader, the DFL is systematically pushing ahead with new sports and media technologies to give viewers in the stadium and in front of the screen additional opportunities. We succeed with connection of 5G and real-time information. Also for clubs and partners a  strong 5G connections offers optimal conditions.”

Jayita Sardar
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