Ericsson conducts 5G demonstration in Indonesia

EricssonSweden-based telecom equipment and software major Ericsson has conducted 5G demonstration in Indonesia.

First demonstration of 5G in Indonesia includes 5G test bed, 5G New Radio (NR) and use cases such as a motion-sensing robot arm and live 4K video streaming. Ericsson said 5G radio test bed achieves peak downlink speed of 5.3 Gbps and latency as low as 3 ms.

“current focus of our ICT development is to accelerate broadband rollout to all regions in Indonesia as well as to create a healthy ICT ecosystem to support the growth of other industries and enable the nation’s competitiveness in the global landscape,” said Bapak Rudiantara, minister of Communications and Information Technology, Republic of Indonesia.

Thomas Jul, head of Ericsson Indonesia, said 5G technology has the potential to offer 34 percent growth in revenues in 2026 compared to 2016 for telecom operators.

Mobile consumers can 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.

Ericsson said its 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 of 5G, coupled with intelligence residing in the cloud, will enable enhanced human-to-machine communication. Ericsson demonstrated this in Indonesia with a motion-sensing robot arm that participants could control in real time using hand and finger motions.

Ericsson streamed 4K content from a server to a radio base station and relayed to 5G user equipment and displayed on a 4K TV screen. Uninterrupted playback of 4K video requires a download speed of at least 15 Mbps. With 5G radio, a single network cell will be able to support playback of 4K video by hundreds of simultaneous users.