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Ericsson Announces Export of 5G-Ready Telecom Equipment

Ericsson also partnered with Bharti Airtel (Airtel) to showcase the power of 5G network by demonstrating Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone operations

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In line with the “Make in India” programme, Swedish communication services giant Ericsson on Thursday commenced the export of 5G-ready telecom equipment from its manufacturing facility in Pune, Maharashtra, to markets in Southeast Asia.

The initial shipments consisting of Ericsson’s 5G-ready radio base stations and microwave equipment for 2G, 3G and 4G technologies have been delivered to Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand, the company announced at the India Mobile Congress 2018, here.

Ericsson is looking to add more Southeast Asian markets to its list of countries to which its facility in India exports products from the Ericsson Radio System portfolio.

“Ericsson has been in India for well over 100 years and we were the first company to start manufacturing telecom equipment in the country in 1994. Our state-of-the-art facility will continue to cater to the domestic market even as we commence exports to other markets in Southeast Asia,” Nunzio Mirtillo, Head of Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania and India, said in a statement.

In 2016, Ericsson had set up a manufacturing facility in Chakan, Pune, with an initial investment of $20 million.

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This facility has been catering to the domestic demand so far and the company plans to ramp up capacity once the export volumes pick up.

Ericsson also partnered with Bharti Airtel (Airtel) to showcase the power of 5G network by demonstrating Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone operations.

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The use cases leveraged the high bandwidth and the ultra-low latency of the 5G network to showcase mission-critical applications such as disaster response and monitoring, emergency delivery services and remote surveillance made possible through drones, the company said.

“5G networks have the potential to truly transform lives. As part of our endeavour to leverage technology that truly adds value to our lives and the society, we are pleased to demonstrate this powerful use case,” said Randeep Sekhon, CTO – Bharti Airtel, in the statement. (IANS)

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LG Uplus Eyes Growth Momentum in 5G: Report

LG Uplus earlier said it aims to complete building its 5G infrastructure in major cities by the end of 2019

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LG Uplus Corp would expedite deployment of the 5G network and develop various services to create new business opportunities, CEO Ha Hyun-hoi said on Friday.

South Korea’s No. 3 mobile carrier will offer a wide range of media services to gain a competitive edge in its 5G business, based on a wider customer base following its acquisition of the nation’s No. 1 cable operator, CJ Hello, in February, he said.

“5G service will change the everyday lives of our customers, creating new business opportunities not only in the (business to customer) business but also in the (business to business) areas, including autonomous vehicles, smart factories and smart cities,” Ha said in a shareholder meeting at the company’s headquarters here, Yonhap news agency reported.

“We will pro-actively respond to the fast-changing business environment and concentrate on key services for sustainable growth.”

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The telecom company logged sales of 12.1 trillion Won ($10.6 billion) in 2018. It offered 400 Won in dividends for per share, the same as 2018.

LG Uplus has been teaming up with Chinese network manufacturer Huaweito deploy the next-generation cellular technology in the nation.

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Huawei’s gear is used in about 95 per cent of 15,000 5G base stations established in the nation so far, according to the firm.

LG Uplus earlier said it aims to complete building its 5G infrastructure in major cities by the end of 2019. (IANS)