Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) are 5G use cases relevant which can be commercialised by Indian service providers.
Magnus Ewerbring, CTO APAC at Ericsson said, “The near-term benefits of 5G include enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and FWA. These will help address the limited fixed broadband penetration levels in India and also enhance data experience on the move. In the long run, 5G will be a game changer for telecom service providers by enabling new revenue streams and making them a part of value chains they have not been used to previously.”
The number of new use cases enabled by 5G and IoT will require networks to transform – continuously learning, becoming more dynamic and able to react in real-time.
According to Ericsson Mobility Report, 5G is expected to reach more than 40 percent global population coverage and is placed to reach 1.5 billion subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband by the end of 2024. By the end of 2024, the report predicts that the total mobile data traffic will be five times higher compared to today’s levels – reaching a total of 136 exabytes per month.
The key drivers for 5G deployment include increased network capacity, lower cost per gigabyte and new use case requirements.
Talking about usage pattern in 5G, Magnus Ewerbring said, ”Video consumption is set to rise with 5G. Consumers expect to not only stream video in higher resolutions but also use immersive video formats such as Augmented reality (AR) and Virtual reality (VR), resulting in an additional three hours of video content being watched weekly on mobile devices by users in the 5G future when they are out and about, including one hour wearing AR glasses or VR headsets.”
“At Ericsson, we have spent over a decade innovating and deploying AI and Automation solutions across our products and services, to boost network performance, improve the end-user experience, enhance operational efficiency, and enable new revenues for our customers.” states Magnus Ewerbring, CTO-APAC for Ericsson.