Center of Excellence and Innovation Lab for 5G established at IIT-D


The flow of information across the country’s mobile networks is necessary. Upgrading the wireless network to 5G will have “massive impacts” on the economy. How will this center benefit the 5G network?

Ericsson announced that it has established a Centre of Excellence (CoE) and Innovation Lab for 5G in the country at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. This 5G innovation Lab has been set up by Ericsson for Indian industry and academia to take the maximum advantage of the present resources.

Stimulates growth of the economic sectors

The 5G Center of Excellence will support the Government’s plans to foster a robust and vibrant 5G networking system in India. CoE is established to fast-track 5G deployments in the country by bringing together telecom ecosystems, academia, industry and start-ups.

The 5G Center of Excellence and Innovation Lab aims to stimulate the 5G ecosystem in India. Ericsson is willing to unleash the creativity and innovation of the Indian industry, academia and entrepreneurs to fully leverage and make 5G a reality in India.

The development and manufacture of 5G-based technologies could potentially lead to better agricultural yields, better healthcare, smarter cities, more efficient manufacturing and enhanced lifestyles.

Expected revenue and beam forming technology

Ericsson demonstrated the first live 5G demonstration of beam forming and beam tracking technologies in the country. The demonstration included 3GPP 5G NR Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) antenna technology with adaptive beam forming and beam tracking techniques to deliver robust and sustained mobile broadband communications.

As per an Ericsson report, 5G enabled digitization revenue potential in India will be US $27.3 billion by 2026. The Indian operators can generate additional revenue of US$ 13 Billion or half of the stated potential if they take up roles beyond being Connectivity and infrastructure providers to become service enablers and service creators.