Ericsson Demonstrates First 5G Technology in India; Bharti Airtel Inks a Deal With Ericsson for the 5G Evolution

Telecom gear maker Ericsson on Friday announced its partnership with Bharti Airtel for 5G technology deployment in India. As per the partnership, Ericsson will work with Bharti Airtel for creating a strategic roadmap for the evolution of Indian network infrastructure to the 5G technology.

Airtel 5G

“We have MoUs (agreements) with 36 operators globally. In India, we have recently tied up with Bharti Airtel for 5G technology,” said Nunzio Mirtillo, Senior Vice President and Head of Market Area South East Asia, Oceania and India to reporters in New Delhi as per a report by Press Trust of India. However, Mirtillo did not reveal any financial details of the partnership.

“As part of the partnership with Airtel, Ericsson will work with Bharti Airtel on creating a strategic roadmap for the evolution of the network to the next-gen 5G technology,” Mirtillo added. He also said that Ericsson is committed towards Indian smartphone market in bringing new technologies.

Ericsson is already working with Bharti Airtel in the 4G technology department, and the leading telecom operator seeking the help of the leading telecom gear maker for bringing the 5G evolution to India.

At the same time of announcing the deal with Bharti Airtel, Ericsson showcased the first live 5G end-to-end demonstration using the 5G test bed and 5G NR Radio. As per Ericsson, the presentation has an “extremely high throughput and ultra-low latency”. The demonstration was conducted at the Ericsson Connect 2017 event in New Delhi.

“The 5G technology showcase has been organised in the direction of creating a robust 5G ecosystem in the country even though 5G network are rolled out by 2020,” he added.

Furthermore, the Swedish telecom gear maker is expecting that 5G technology will enable a $27.3 billion revenue for Indian telecom operators by 2026. This was reported by Ericsson 5G Business Potential Report released recently.

“5G is expected to play a major role in digitalization of industries. 5G will bring a 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,” said Nitin Bansal, managing director, Ericsson India.

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Sudhakar
Sudhakar

I challenge : 5G speed (in India) to a end customer after commercial launch will not cross 30 Mbps download and 20 Mbps upload.

Kiran Fernandes | Mumbai
Kiran Fernandes | Mumbai

Cool. Now take a screenshot of your comment, and save it till 2022. By that time, Jio will have completed 100% 5g rollout. I wonder if you can wait that long. xD

Prem
Prem

Sapne dekhna band karo bhai…

Nikhil
Nikhil

Lol!!!!!

Kirti Khurana
Kirti Khurana

This is the future proof Jio lte+ speed
DUANE WHERE IS YOUR sikandrabad? this is a metropolitan city Ask your new dad dy Jio to improve QoS.

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Rhishav (Kolkata)
Rhishav (Kolkata)

4G+ network pe ye haal Jio ka. Data speeds sachme sabse worst hai. Sirf Jio to Jio voice achha hai.

Kirti Khurana
Kirti Khurana

Without 4G+ Jio 4G gives 0.30-0.60 mbps in whole Delhi except a few rare sites.

Arif
Arif

Jio using barely 5+5MHz you won’t get better speed with that in a crowded city.
Jio should need to buy more spectrum in B5 & B3 5Mhz won’t help

nick
nick

+1

Sudhakar
Sudhakar

I have used SIMs of all the operators in Tamilnadu via Huawei E8372h-607, E8372h-927 and also in my smartphone. Here are my findings (download speed) : > Airtel 2G : 20 to 35 KB / s ; 3G : 8 Mbps (1 MB / s) ; 4G : 9.6 Mbps (1.2 MB / s) > Aircel 2G : 15 to 25 KB / s ; 3G : upto 4 Mbps > BSNL 2G : 10 to 20 KB / s ; 3G off peak time : 5 to 7 Mbps ; peak time : upto 3 Mbps > Vodafone :… Read more »

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