5G India :Ericsson and BSNL Partnership

5G India :Ericsson and BSNL Partnership

Ericsson and BSNL partner to bring 5G  India

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced that it has signed an MoU with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), one of the leading telecom operators in India to work together on developing new 5G India use cases, knowledge sharing on 5G technology concepts, industry and innovation trends including 3GPP standardization progress.

The partnership  will  leverage Ericsson’s 5G India Center of Excellence established earlier this year at IIT Delhi to work on

evaluating benefits of 5G Indiatechnology in areas like

  • rural connectivity
  • connected healthcare
  • industrial automation
  • public safety
  • video surveillance
  • energy
  • agriculture amongst others.


 Ericsson’s commitment to bring the latest technology innovations to India and develop the 5G India ecosystem to support a digital India.

Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL said,

“5G India and IoT will enable new opportunities and create new ecosystems and through this association with Ericsson, we intend to take the lead in the development of these new technologies.

We will also test, learn and develop use cases that will help us meet the diverse needs of our customers in the future.

5G India will also help create the backbone on which Digital India initiatives will be delivered.”

This announcement reinforces BSNL’s commitment  develop  5G India ecosystem to support vision of digital India by Hon’ble PM Shri Narender Modi.

Nunzio Mirtillo, Head of Market Area, South East Asia, Oceania and India at Ericsson said,

“We are proud to partner with BSNL to work on use-cases and scenarios for application of 5G technology and how it will help realize the Digital India vision.

Ericsson :  key part of the telecom ecosystem in India , bringing voice and data services to millions of customers in the country.

As networks evolve towards 5Gwe have the products and solutions + expertise to help operators evolve seamlessly from 4G to 5G.”

Ericsson is working closely with telecom operators + industry and academia to create a 5Gecosystem to enable innovation.

Similarly Ericsson to bring a live demonstration of 5Gtechnology to India showcasing speeds of 5.7 GBPS and ultra-low latency.

Earlier this year, Ericsson also  set up a Center of Excellence and Innovation Lab for 5Gat the IIT Delhi.

 Center of Excellence fast-track 5Gdeployments in the country by bringing together telecom ecosystems, academia, industry and start-ups.

5G India  will enable tremendous opportunities

As a result Ericsson report, 5Genabled digitization revenue potential in India will be US $27.3 billion by 2026.

The Indian operators can also generate additional revenue of US$ 13 Billion

Half of the stated potential if they take up roles beyond being Connectivity

Infrastructure providers to become service enablers and service creators.

The largest opportunity will be seen in sectors like manufacturing, energy and utilities followed by public safety and health sectors.

Most of the 5Guse cases that could be implemented using the unique features of 5Gtechnology

  • industrial control and automation
  • autonomous driving
  • safety and traffic efficiency services
  • hospital applications
  • medical data management amongst others.

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