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Benfica vs Porto is the first football game broadcast in 5G

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After transforming the SL Benfica Stadium into the first 5G Stadium in Portugal, NOS goes further and does what no one else did. In order to demonstrate the potential of the new generation of mobile communications and the technological robustness of the stadium, NOS joins Benfica TV for the first television broadcast of a football game in 5G.

The Liga NOS SL Benfica – FC Porto classic, which takes place today, is the first sporting event held in 5G, in Portugal. The television broadcast will be made using four 5G mobile phones, two microcameras and two professional cameras also equipped with 5G, which will bring innovation to the process of making and producing the broadcast. The introduction of 5G in the game shows what the future of broadcasting will look like, by making the whole operation lighter and more sustainable, eliminating the use of technical resources, such as servers and connection and network cables.

Additionally, from the point of view of the spectator who will be watching the game at home, the 5G transmission will add an immersive layer to the game, allowing greater diversity of planes, with images captured from angles hitherto inaccessible. This is because, thanks to 5G, smaller and more agile equipment, such as mobile phones and microcameras, can now be used in professional transmissions, expanding the range of shooting possibilities.

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The unique features offered by NOS 5G network – more speed, more connectivity, more reliability and less latency – will also allow fans to watch everything that goes on in the field in real time, without failures, delays or cuts.

In addition to broadcasting the 90 minutes of the game, NOS 5G will enrich the television experience by broadcasting the moments leading up to the game, previewing the match and warming up the players, as well as post-game moments, with interviews with players. players and coaches – all using the most disruptive technology of the century.

The operationalization of this innovative television moment requires the mobilization of a team of around 50 people from NOS and SL Benfica, as well as a vast transmission team, operators and production assistants from Benfica TV and MEDIALUSO.

The First 5G Stadium in Portugal

The first 5G game is only possible because NOS has provided the SL Benfica stadium with the necessary network infrastructure to support the needs that the new generation of mobile communications will bring SL Benfica stadium with the necessary network infrastructure to support the needs that new generation of mobile communications will bring. NOS installed a 5G antenna system on each of the stadium wings, which guarantees full coverage of the benches, being complemented by a 5G cell system to cover strategic areas, such as the Press Center, Presidential Box or NOS Box.

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When it is a reality, 5G will allow the more than 65 thousand fans that the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica has, an experience of access to mobile internet on average 10 times faster, with speeds above 1 Gbps. This means downloads and uploads of photos or videos almost instantly, or video calls without any interruption, with the stadium at its maximum capacity. The capacity of the network will also be greater, making it possible to process a much larger volume of data

The first broadcast of a Liga NOS game in 5G is testimony to the great ambition of NOS and SL Benfica to promote differentiation in football, with 5G as a mobilizer of an entertainment experience never before experienced.

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