Sweden's telecom equipment maker Ericsson joined hands with chipmaker Qualcomm Technologies at the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2019 to display the first 5G video call in the country on the millimetre-wave (MM wave). This was demonstrated on the Snapdragon 850 mobile platform using the Snapdragon X-50 5G modem-RF system and a smartphone with Ericsson's 5G platform.
Nunzio Mirtillo, Head of Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania and India, said that this is an important step in India's 5G journey. Our long-term collaboration with 5G video calls and Qualcomm technology is evidence of how the real benefits of 5G can be realized through partnerships and collaboration.
North America has a millimetre wave 5G network commercial and is being launched in many advanced countries including Japan and Korea. Here 28 GHz and 39 GHz spectrum bands are being considered for starting 5G.
28 GHz spectrum was used for making 5G video calls at India Mobile Congress. As part of the demonstration, Murtilo made a video call and chatted with Qualcomm India Pvt Ltd Vice President Rajan Vagadia at the Ericsson booth on the IMC 2019 site.
Reliance Jio-Samsung exhibits its 5G technology experiment
Reliance Jio and Samsung Electronics showcased the real-world usage of next-generation 5G technology at the India Mobile Congress 2019. Jio said that it has re-established the world's largest network of Internet protocol-based 4G LTE in partnership with Samsung Network.
Both companies offered new business opportunities based on the use of the 5G NSA mode during the program. In the cases demonstrated, 4G LTE and 5G technology were used as a dual-connected network.
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