DFL receives 5G advantages - but when will the Premier League follow through?

5 July 2019

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Photo: Getty Images The DFL’s effort to implement 5G should pave the way for the Premier League to do the same as stadiums struggle with poor mobile reception.

The DFL has established a partnership with the telecommunications company Vodafone to get 5G network access for the German clubs’ stadiums.

The DFL’s effort to implement 5G should pave the way for the Premier League to do the same as stadiums struggle with poor mobile reception.

5G should solve any problems stadiums might have with signal and opens doors to potential advantages like real-time statistics.

Peter Høyer ph@offthepitch.com

The Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) or "German Football League" and Vodafone have agreed to roll out 5G at stadiums in the Bundesliga. The new partnership will last for at least two years and offers fans an augmented reality (AR) app that will speed up delivery of match information without connectivity issues. 

This means fans can get real-time information before, during and after the game with features such as performance data, which would include information like player sprint speeds. 

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