Global communications technology leader Ericsson on Friday showcased the first-ever live 5G end-to-end demonstration in India.
The Stockholm-based tech giant using its 5G test bed and 5G NR Radio, demonstrated extremely high throughput and ultra low latency. This milestone builds on Ericsson’s pioneering role in the Indian telecom industry, Ericsson said in a statement. “It reinforces the company’s commitment to bring the latest technology innovations and creating a 5G ecosystem in the country in support of the Indian Government’s vision to have 5G mobile network roll outs in India by 2020.”
The LAA live demo highlights how this technology can leverage wireless network resources using higher frequency bands on a small cell architecture.
The technology exhibit at Ericsson Connect 2017 also featured 5G use cases and live demonstration of essential technologies on the road to 5G like Gigabit LTE (1 GBPS download speeds) with License Assisted Access (LAA) technology.
The LAA live demo highlights how this technology can leverage wireless network resources using higher frequency bands on a small cell architecture. Other technology innovations presented in the showcase included advancements in Radio Network Evolution, 5G Ready Transport and Network Slicing.
The company’s new 5G platform comprises the 5G core, radio and transport portfolios, with digital support systems, transformation services and security. “5G will bring new level of performance and characteristics to the telecom networks, enabling new services and creating new ecosystems,” said Nitin Bansal, Managing Director, Ericsson India.
New revenue streams will open for operators. 5G has the potential to enable 43 per cent incremental revenue opportunity for the Indian operators by 2026.”
The largest 5G opportunity will be seen in sectors like manufacturing, energy and utilities followed by public safety and health sectors. This will be over and above the revenue generated from traditional services which is expected to grow up to $63 billion by 2026. According to the Swedish tech titan, agriculture will open-up revenue opportunities up to $400 million for telecom operators.
The application of 5G will be in areas like field monitoring and mapping, livestock routing and monitoring, on-field applications, and related services. The retail sector in India will offer potential 5G-enabled revenue of up to $1.15 billion by 2026. 5G can help in revolutionising customer experience and increase operational efficiencies within the retail segment, Ericsson’s said in its statement.