Ericsson’s 5G test bed in India has delivered a throughput of 5.7 Gbps and ultra-low latency of 3 millisecond.
The company showcased the first live 5G end-to-end demonstration in India using its 5G test bed and 5G NR Radio, demonstrating extremely high throughput and ultra-low latency.
Ericsson showcased a host of technologies that are essential for 5G like Gigabit LTE with License Assisted Access Technology, 5G ready transport, 5G ready core, massive MIMO, network slicing and more.
This milestone 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 rollouts in India by 2020.
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.
Nunzio Mirtillo, Head of Market Area – SE Asia, Oceania and India, Ericsson said, ”We are strengthening our commitment to the Indian market by pioneering the first live 5G demonstration in the country. The 5G technology showcase has been organised in the direction of creating a robust 5G eco system in the country even as the government plans to have 5G network roll outs by 2020.”
Ericsson’s new 5G platform comprises the 5G core, radio and transport portfolios, together with digital support systems, transformation services and security.
Nitin Bansal, Managing Director, Ericsson India said, ”5G is expected to play a major role in digitalization of industries. 5G will bring new level of performance and characteristics to the telecom networks enabling new services and creating new ecosystems. New revenue streams will open for operators as they go beyond being Connectivity and Infrastructure providers to become service enablers and service creators. 5G has the potential to enable 43% incremental revenue opportunity for the Indian operators by 2026.”
As per the just released Ericsson 5G Business Potential Report, 5G will enable a $27 billion revenue opportunity for Indian telecom operators by 2026. The largest 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.