Gurugram, Apr 10 : Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company Ericsson here on Wednesday showcased 5G and also unveiled innovative new technologies across 5G and IoT, including Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, Intelligent Managed Services and Communication on Smart Devices.
"Enhanced mobile broadband will be the first commercial application of 5G. In the near future, 5G will provide capacity to handle growing data traffic, as well as present opportunities for operators to grow top-line and improve their consumer business," said Nitin Bansal, Head of Ericsson India and Head of Network Solutions, South East Asia, Oceania and India at an event.
“Ericsson now has 18 publicly announced 5G deals with customer names globally and we have already shipped 3 million 5G hardware ready radios till now.”
Ericsson´s just launched 5G platform plays an instrumental role, as the most complete portfolio set out to deliver on the promises of 5G.
"With the Ericsson 5G platform, service providers can evolve their network from 4G to 5G in a smart and dynamic way and build performance with precision; maximize automation in operations and leverage AI to cope with complexity and monetize both evolving existing use cases as well as develop new ones, across Mobile Broadband, Fixed Wireless Access and IoT," he told the gathering.
Mr Bansal added as networks evolve and technologies like Massive MIMO and 5G New Radio are introduced, cost per gigabyte will decrease. This cost efficiency will grow stepwise with the continued capacity improvements in 4G.
"An Ericsson Study reveals that the evolution to 5G can enable 10 times lower cost per gigabyte than current 4G networks," he said.