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Ericsson & ARFM demonstrate 5G

Released at: 19:20, 12/07/2017

Ericsson & ARFM demonstrate 5G

Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan. Photo: Viet Tuan

Swedish tech giant partners with Authority of Radio Frequency Management to present the benefits of 5G.

by Quang Huy

Sweden’s Ericsson, the world leader in communications technology and services, partnered with the Authority of Radio Frequency Management (ARFM) on July 12 to complete the first demonstration of 5G in Vietnam, a milestone that marks its ongoing commitment to constantly introducing the latest innovations and supporting the Vietnamese Government’s vision for the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0).

The demonstration, which was attended by representatives from across the government and key figures in the country’s telecommunications industry, guided participants through a number of 5G, networks, Internet of Things (IoT), and digital business solutions presentations.

In talking about Vietnam’s communications technology journey, Minister of Information and Communications (MIC) Mr. Truong Minh Tuan told the gathering “we were in the top group of countries that first implemented 2G, slowed to the middle group when 3G came out, before completely falling behind in the 4G race,” emphasizing the importance of cooperation between Ericsson and ARFM on demonstrating the world’s modern 5G technology in Vietnam.

“With a young and dynamic population, Vietnamese people today expect to communicate and access content instantly wherever they are. Our pioneering approach to 5G technology will not only improve this but also offer multiple benefits to our society and industry,” said Mr. Doan Quang Hoan, ARFM’s Director General, adding that 5G technology will also help drive many of the country’s core industries forward, in particular manufacturing, energy and healthcare, bolstering competitiveness and opening up greater possibilities for Vietnamese enterprises.

Mr. Denis Brunetti, Ericsson’s President in Vietnam and Myanmar, said he believes Vietnam’s Information Communications Technology (ICT) vision will see the widescale introduction of 5G technology around the country, offering the capability to deliver high speed, low latency mobile broadband services, including live 4K video directly to mobile handsets.

It will also enable the rollout of advanced citizen services, from improved access to healthcare country, smart transport systems, including driverless cars, and new innovations in various industries such as financial services, energy, and public safety.

“In Ericsson’s 5G Business Potential Study, we have identified a huge opportunity for telcom operators who address industry digitalization by leveraging 5G, foreseeing that in 2026 there will be a revenue potential of $582 billion globally,” Mr. Brunetti went on. “The report shows that manufacturing, energy/utilities, and public safety sectors represent the biggest opportunity for revenues created or enhanced by 5G in Vietnam.”

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.

The Sweden communications technology giant also demonstrated this with a motion-sensing robot arm that participants could control in real time using hand and finger motions. Such applications could be used in myriad tasks, including remote surgery, road accident management, and scenarios in which a human presence might be unsafe.

Other demonstrations during the one-day event included innovations in the areas of network, connected industries, and digital business solutions.

Ericsson is a market leader in Vietnam, with extensive offerings in telecommunications services and IT, allowing richer communication. It pioneered the first mobile networks in Vietnam, evolving networks to 2G, 3G and 4G.

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