Ericsson and ARFM host first-ever 5G demonstration in Vietnam

2017-07-13 13:44:23 | Source:Vietnam Investment Review

Ericsson and Authority of Radio Frequency Management (ARFM) completed the first demonstration of 5G in Vietnam, reports Vietnam Investment Review on July 13, 2017.
This milestone is part of Ericsson’s on-going commitment to Vietnam, as the largest supplier of mobile broadband technology in the country, to constantly introduce the latest innovations and support the Vietnamese government’s Industry 4.0 vision.
Doan Quang Hoan, director general of ARFM, said, "The people of Vietnam today expect to communicate and access content in an instant, wherever they are. Our pioneering approach to 5G technology will not only improve this, but also offer multiple benefits to our society and industry. It will help drive many of our core industries forward, in particular manufacturing, energy, and healthcare, extending our competitiveness and opening up greater possibilities for Vietnamese enterprises."
Denis Brunetti, president for Vietnam and Myanmar at Ericsson, said, "Vietnam’s ICT vision will see the wide-scale introduction of 5G technology across the country, offering the capability to deliver high-speed, low-latency mobile broadband services, including live 4K video streaming directly to mobile handsets. It will also enable the rollout of advanced citizen services, from improved access to healthcare across the country, smart transport systems, including driverless cars, and new innovations across various industries, such as financial services, energy, and public safety."
"In Ericsson’s 5G Business Potential Study, we have identified a huge opportunity for telecom operators who address industry digitalisation by leveraging 5G, foreseeing that in 2026, there will be a revenue potential of $582 billion globally. The report shows that the manufacturing, energy/utilities, and public safety sectors represent the biggest opportunity for revenues created or enhanced by 5G in Vietnam. Capturing this market potential requires investment in 5G technology and early planning, but also business development, go-to-market models, and organisational adaptation," Denis said. "With IoT and technologies, such as Gigabit LTE and network slicing, the journey to 5G has started."
Ericsson’s 5G test bed includes all functionality required for pre-commercial trials and includes support for features, such as beam forming and tracking, multi-user MIMO, multi-site transmission, ultra-lean design, and dynamic TDD.
The low latency and high reliability of 5G, coupled with intelligence residing in the cloud, will enable enhanced human-to-machine communication. Ericsson demonstrated this with a motion-sensing robot arm that participants could control in real time using hand and finger gestures. Such applications could be used in a myriad of tasks, including remote surgery, road accident management, and scenarios in which human presence might be unsafe.
Ericsson also demonstrated the ability of 5G to support 4K video streaming. Uninterrupted playback of 4K videos requires a download speed of at least 15Mbps. With 5G radio, a single network cell will be able to support the playback of a 4K video by hundreds of simultaneous users.
 

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