If things fall in place, then in all probability India might well adopt to fifth generation or 5G technology at the same time as the developed markets, as the country’s telecom industry is transitioning from being largely voice-centric to a data-centric one, as reported by a senior Ericsson executive.

Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson has confirmed that it had partnered with Bharti Airtel for 5G technology for the telecom giant’s India operations. To this, Ericsson Senior Vice President and Head of Market Area South East Asia, Oceania and India Nunzio Mirtillo, regarded that, “We have MoUs (agreements) with 36 operators globally. In India, we have recently tied up with Bharti Airtel for 5G technology.”

However, he did not provide a single hint regarding the financial details of this partnership.

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Now, Ericsson is already a vendor to Bharti Airtel in areas like managed services and 4G. Also, the beginning of this year had witnessed Bharti Airtel, signing, more or less a similar pact with telecom gear maker Nokia to expand their partnership to areas like 5G technology standard and management of connected devices.

In areas like managed services and 4G. Also, the beginning of this year had witnessed Bharti Airtel, signing, more or less a similar pact with telecom gear maker Nokia to expand their partnership to areas like 5G technology standard and management of connected devices.

Also, Ericsson showcased the first live 5G end-to-end demonstration here using its 5G test bed and, claiming that, it has an, “extremely high throughput and ultra-low latency”.

Here, Mirtillo regarded that the company is committed to the Indian market, adding up his bit that, “The 5G technology showcase has been organized in the direction of creating a robust 5G ecosystem in the country even though the 5G network is rolled out by 2020”.

As per the estimates by Ericsson, 5G technology would support faster data access and would might as enable a $27.3 billion revenue potential for Indian telecom operators by 2026. “The largest opportunity will be seen in sectors like manufacturing, energy, and utilities followed by public safety and health sectors”, read his report.

Lastly, he added that this will be over and above the revenue generated from traditional services, which is expected to grow up to $63 billion by 2026.