Ericsson Demos 5G NR with Live 4K Video Streaming and Other Use Cases in Indonesia

Ericsson Demos 5G NR with Live 4K Video Streaming and Other Use Cases in Indonesia Image Credit: Ericsson

Ericsson announced that it has completed the first demonstration of 5G in Indonesia, including 5G test bed, 5G New Radio (NR) and use cases such as a motion-sensing robotic arm and live 4K video streaming. The demonstration achieved a peak downlink speed of 5.74 Gbps and latency as low as 3 ms.

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, said the company.

The low latency and high reliability 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. Such applications could be used in a myriad of tasks, including remote surgery, road accident management and scenarios in which human presence might be unsafe.

Ericsson also demonstrated the ability of 5G to support 4K video streaming. 4K content was streamed from a server to a radio base station and then 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. This technology will have the potential to meet the ever-increasing demand from consumers in Indonesia, where more than 20% of smartphone users access online video daily.

Other demonstrations during the three-day event included innovations in the areas of radio system evolution, industrialized cloud, connected industries and digital business solutions.

Thomas Jul, Head of Ericsson Indonesia
For operators, 5G has the potential to offer 34 percent growth in revenues in 2026 compared to 2016 1. 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. With 5G expected to be introduced around 2020 globally, Ericsson sees the need to support the government, telecom operators and industries in Indonesia to prepare for the launch of this next-generation technology.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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