First 5G video call in India on mmWave

 Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm today completed the first ever live 5G video call in India using 28 GHz spectrum.

The call was made at the ongoing India Mobile Congress 2019 using a smartphone based on the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform with Snapdragon X50 5G Modem-RF System and Ericsson’s 5G platform including 5G NR radio, RAN Compute products and 5G Evolved Packet Core.

As part of the demonstration, Nunzio Mirtillo Head of Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania and India, made a video call at the Ericsson booth to Rajen Vagadia, Vice President, Qualcomm India.

Ericsson’s Nunzio Mirtillo says, “Today marks an important step in India’s journey towards 5G. This 5G video call and our longstanding collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies is a testament of how the real benefits of 5G can be achieved through partnerships and collaborations.”

“5G will form the backbone of emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine to machine communications and will provide India with ‘smart infrastructure’ that will open up new opportunities for the country,” added Mirtillo.

Rajen Vagadia of Qualcomm India said, “We are proud to be working with industry leaders like Ericsson, in collaborative global standards development and also in ensuring early and robust interoperability in labs, field testing followed by commercial rollout, across the globe. Through our industry wide collaborations on software, silicon and networking capabilities, we want to highlight the myriad use cases of 5G which offer immense potential.”

Both companies demonstrated India’s first 4K video streaming, video calling and 5G cloud-based gaming using the 5G commercial system in both sub-6 GHz and mmWave using 5G commercial devices, set up by Ericsson at its booth.


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