Singtel and Ericsson first to showcase 5G in Southeast Asia
Published on: 8th Aug 2016
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Singtel and Ericsson have joined forces in Singapore to bring 5G innovation to Southeast Asia for the first time with a live demonstration of the potential of 5G.
The "Making 5G Innovation A Reality" demonstration features Ericsson's 5G Radio Prototypes to showcase some of the ground-breaking capabilities offered by the new technology, achieving a peak throughput of 27.5Gbps and latency as low as 2ms. Singtel and Ericsson also demonstrated the world's first end to end (from the time the video is captured at the server end to the time it is displayed at the device) low latency live video streaming over 5G.
This milestone is a result of the 5G memorandum of understanding signed by Ericsson and Singtel last year, which involved evaluating and testing technologies that are strong candidates for future 5G standardization.
Singtel and Ericsson are leading the way for 4G and 5G in Singapore, in support of Singapore's "Smart Nation" vision and the anticipated four-fold growth1 in connected devices As 5G offers greater throughput and lower latency, it will bring more use cases to Internet of Things (IoT), enabling massive connectivity and allowing new applications for consumers and enterprises such as smart vehicles and transport architecture, remote healthcare and new levels of human-IoT interaction.
Mr Magnus Ewerbring, Head of Technology Development, Asia-Pacific, Ericsson says; "5G will enable the full potential of Ericsson's vision of the Networked Society and 5G performance will benefit consumers, business users and entire industries in Singapore. Together with Singtel we have launched many world-first and nation-first achievements with the 4G network since 2011 and we will be together at the forefront of 5G as well."
The aim is for 5G networks to be highly efficient, faster, support more users, more devices, more services, and new use cases without a corresponding impact on cost or carbon footprint. 5G will revolutionise five key industries including: TV and media; manufacturing; healthcare; telecommunications; and transportation and infrastructure.