What if we told you that a doctor was conducting ultrasound scans on a patient, but was in fact sitting in Mumbai and scanning someone who resided in Dehradun, which is roughly 1,700 kilometers from the National Highway?
Is it possible? Vi (Vodafone Idea), employing Ericsson’s 5G infrastructure, is putting the power of 5G to the test by trying to provide healthcare to rural regions of India.
This 5G trial was conducted on the Vi network in Pune, which includes a government-allocated 3.5 GHz mid-band and 26 GHz mmWave band, utilizing Ericsson Radios and Dual Mode Core components developed in the cloud using 5G SA, 5G NSA, and LTE packet core capabilities.
All necessary government permissions have been obtained.
It was reported in July that the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) gave telecom operators permission to deploy 5G technology for six months in India this year.
Over a dozen Indian and international telecommunications companies have been given permission.
The telecom operators, which have collaborated with original equipment manufacturers and technology suppliers like Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, and C-DOT, were granted authorization.
New horizons will open up as 5G becomes widespread.
5G is expected to assist medical professionals to reach patients and executing tests and scans in ways that were unimaginable until now, according to a press release from Vi.
“Vi has built a 5G ready network on top of India’s fastest Vi GIGAnet network, which was verified by Ookla,” Jagbir Singh, CTO, Vi said.
“With our 5G trials now, we’re using the power of 5G to provide healthcare access to remote regions of the country, as well as a variety of other commercial and consumer use cases.
Speeds and latency are important considerations for 5G services, therefore our main objective has been to be able to deliver throughputs that can effectively enable relevant 5G use cases in India’s Digital India tomorrow.
“With the advent of 5G, business digital transformation is anticipated to be accelerated. 5G also opens up new revenue possibilities for service providers who can now offer services directly to customers.
“Enhanced mobile broadband and Fixed Wireless Access are expected to be the early use-cases for 5G in India. Over time, we expect more enterprise-related use cases to come up leveraging the benefits of 5G in sectors like healthcare, manufacturing, education etc,” Amarjeet Singh, Vice President, Ericsson said.
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During the ongoing trials, Vi and Ericsson have provided a flexible Dual Mode Core in Pune that allows firms to test out remote video monitoring, telemedicine.
According to the 5G Business Compass research produced by Ericsson, Indian operators’ total 5G-enabled B2B opportunity will be $17 billion by 2030 throughout ten industries.
Healthcare, manufacturing, energy and utilities, automotive, and public safety are among the most likely industries to utilize 5G for digitalization.
In areas where fiber isn’t feasible to deploy, Vi has teamed up with Nokia to test 5G services using E-Band.
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