Ericsson And BSNL Partner To Bring ‘5G’ To India

BSNL, a public telecommunications provider, and Swedish telecommunications maker Ericsson have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 5G and the Internet of Things.

The two will create a joint roadmap for the development of 5G and IoT in India, the statement said in a joint statement to the media. This new partnership with BSNL and Ericsson develops "cases of 5G usage, sharing knowledge about 5G technology concepts, industry trends and innovation, including advancement in 3GPP standardization".

With this MoU, BSNL will use Ericsson's 5G Center of Excellence at IIT Delhi to evaluate the benefits of 5G in areas such as rural connectivity, connected health care, industrial automation, public safety, video surveillance, energy and agriculture.

An Ericsson report estimates the number of 5G users in India at 10 million by the year 2023 and, at $ 27.3 billion, explains the revenue potential of digitization thanks to the 5G here 2026 to 27.3 billion dollars (about 2 million rupees). Ericsson's 5G use cases include industrial control and automation, autonomous driving, traffic safety and efficiency services, hospital applications and medical data management.

Ericsson will also be showcasing its 5G applications at the Indian Mobile Congress, to be held October 25-27. The company will feature 5G-linked drones, robotic arms, transportation applications and more.

Anupam Shrivastava, President and CEO of BSNL said

"Through this partnership with Ericsson, we want to drive the development of these new technologies. [5G and IoT], We will test, learn and develop use cases that help us to meet the diverse needs of our customers in the future. 5G will also help to create the backbone to implement Digital India initiatives. "

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