Ericsson completes Indonesia's first 5G demo

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Ericsson has announced it has completed Indonesia's first 5G demonstration as part of the celebration of its 110th anniversary of operating in the nation.

The company completed a demonstration including a 5G test bed, 5G New Radio and use cases such as live 4K video streaming.

The demonstration achieved a peak downlink speed of 5.74Gbps and latency as low as 3ms. The 5G test bed meanwhile covered pre-standard 5G functionality including beam forming and tracking, multi-user MIMO, multi-site transmission and dynamic TDD.

Ericsson Indonesia head Thomas Jul said the capacity of 5G to support 4K video streaming from hundreds of simultaneous users will be critical to meeting the market's ever increasing demand for online video. Currently more than 20% of smartphone users access online video daily.

“For operators, 5G has the potential to offer 34% growth in revenues in 2026 compared to 2016,” he said.

“Meanwhile, consumers will be able to enjoy new applications like augmented reality and 4K video streaming and industries will benefit from innovative IoT applications such as smart transport and remote healthcare, creating significant opportunities.”

As well as 4K video, the demonstration involved motion-sensing robot arm able to be controlled in real time using hand and finger motions. Potential use cases for this functionality include remote surgery, disaster response and rescue in dangerous conditions and road accident management.

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