Ericsson, a well-known telecommunication brand has demonstrated its very first live end-to-end  5G test in India by using its 5G Testbed and NR radio.Which is first ever test conducted by a telecom brand and promises to bring the next generation of telecommunication with 5G by 2020 in India.

The Ericsson demonstrated the 5G test with License Assisted Acess technology in Ericsson Connect 2017 which was held in Mumbai.The LAA live demo highlights how this technology can leverage wireless network resources using higher frequency bands on a small cell architecture.

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, 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.

As per Ericsson Bussiness report with 5G Indian telecom operators can generate revenue worth $27 Billion by end of 2026.The largest opportunity will be seen in manufacturing, energy, and Utilities followed by Public safety and health sectors which will generate the revenue worth $36 Billion by end of 2026.

With help of 5G communication will help Agriculture sector in the field of mapping, livestock routing, monitoring and on-field activities and is expected to generate revenue worth $400 Million for telecom operators.It will also help the retail sector to generate revenue worth $.15 Billion by 2026.

Nitin Bansal, Managing Director, Ericsson India said, ”Our latest mobility report suggests that India will have over 10 million 5G subscriptions by 2023. The introduction of 5G technology  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.” 

With the help of 5G, the data consumption in India will increase 11 times by end of 2023 i.e, from 1.3 EB to 14 EB as per Ericsson latest mobility report.With help of 5G, the daily data consumption which is 3.9 GB per month in India at present will increase to 18GB per month.As per the report, the present total mobile subscribers in India is 1.185 Billion in Q3 2017.

With the increase in subscriber count, we can expect LTE technology to be dominant by 2023.The report also estimates that there will be the growth of 800 million LTE subscribers by end of 2023 which is growing at the rate of 42.5% CAGR between 2017 and 2023.