BSNL signs a MoU with EricssonIndia to bring 5G technology, create new ecosystems and to develop new use cases and business models. 5G & IoT will enable tremendous opportunities

Ericsson  inks 5G, IOT agreement with BSNL

Report : Parveen Komal

PGM Sh Lalit Mohan Sanwal cellular mobile planning BSNL corporate office signs a MoU with M.D Mr Nitin Bansal of EricssonIndia. Ericsson has inked a MoU with state-run with BSNL to create a roadmap for 5G and Internet of Things (IoT).Under the agreement, both companies will work together on developing 5G uses cases, knowledge sharing on 5G technology and collaborate on 3GPP standardization progress.

The partnership will leverage Ericsson’s 5G Centre of Excellence at IIT Delhi to engage in evaluating benefits of 5G technology in areas like rural connectivity, connected healthcare and agriculture among others.

BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava said 5G will play an important role in delivery of ‘Digital India’ initiatives.BSNL will launch 5G service in Punjab by 2020 “5G and Internet of Things (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,” he said.

He added that the company will test, learn and develop use cases that will help it meet the diverse needs of its customers in the future. 5G-enabled digitisation revenue potential in India is estimated to be over USD 27 billion by 2026.

Both companies will work on 5G use cases in the domains of rural, connected healthcare, industrial automation, public safety, energy and agriculture.

The roll out of 5G networks will help address this massive growth in data traffic by enabling enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB). Studies indicate that eMBB enabled by 5G will help telecom operators reduce the cost/GB by nearly 10 times compared to 4G networks.

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