New Delhi: Swedish telecom gear maker
Ericsson in partnership with Bharti Airtel on Monday showcased a
5G-powered ‘connected music performance at the India Mobile Congress
(IMC) 2019 here.
The demonstration involved connecting two parts
of a musical performance using a live 5G network and presenting it as
one, for live audiences at both locations.
One half of the
performance had the singer and music composer, Siddharth Shankar
Mahadevan performing ‘Jai Ho' from the film "Slum Dog Millionaire",
while a Swedish band played at the Ericsson booth, about 100 metres
The ultra-low latency of the 5G network powered the
connected music showcase at the event. The performance highlighted how
5G can transform our interaction with the arts and opens new
opportunities for industries.
"We have been studying the impact
5G technology will have on industries across the world. This 'Connected
Music' demonstration is a fine example of benefits that 5G can bring to
performing arts. It brings art and music closer to audiences," said
Nunzio Mirtillo, Head of Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania and India.
Ericsson set up a live 5G network at its booth at IMC, in frequencies being discussed in India -- both 3.5 and 28 GHz.