India Mobile Congress 2023 highlights: JioSpaceFiber, 6G, 5G redcap device demos and more

The seventh edition of the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2023 began on Friday with the inauguration by Prime Minister Modi at the Bharat Mandapam. This year’s event focuses on the theme of Global Digital Innovation, with exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge technologies such as satellite communications, 6G demos and other use cases.

The inaugural session of IMC 2023 on the first day of the event was attended by dignitaries such as Reliance Jio Chairman Akash Ambani, Bharti Enterprises Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal and Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla. While the announcement of the 5G rollout was a big attraction for the event, this year, we saw several demo sessions and other major announcements, which we will cover in this article, make the main headlines.

100 5G Labs

The first major announcement was about setting up 100 5G labs across India to promote students, professors, startups and MSMEs to work on 5G technology in healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing and various other sectors. These laboratories will be set up in educational institutions in Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Telangana, Karnataka and many other states. The names of the institutes have been announced, and they include IIT Guwahati, IIT Silchar, Delhi Technological University, Jamia Hamdard University, Birla Institute of Technology Mesra and more.

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At the IMC 2023 event, Reliance Jio showcased the country’s first satellite-based gigabit broadband service providing high-speed internet in previously inaccessible geographies. At the event, Jio demonstrated how they are offering internet in four locations which are remote locations including Gir Gujarat, Korba Chhattisgarh, Nabarangpur Odisha and Jorhat Assam. At this time, there is no word on when this service will be widely available to users.

Reliance Jio also showcased mixed-reality handset Jio Glass at IMC 2023. Announced at the company’s 43rd annual general meeting, Jio Glass is available for demo with OnePlus Nord smartphones. We tried it for a few minutes and it felt good.

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6G sensing demo

Nokia presented a demo of its 6G network, which can act as a radar and sense objects, people and activities without compromising privacy. This situational awareness will provide individuals with a digital sixth sense, enabling them to gather information about their surroundings, see around corners, and even interact with objects from a distance. Nokia demonstrated this 6G sensing capability live using prototype radio equipment. The company also highlighted its collaboration with Alstom to deliver a private wireless network for its Smart and Secure Railway Network (NCRTC) and (NCRTC) Delhi to Meerut RRTS. It is claimed to be the world’s first LTE/4.9G private wireless network that supports European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2 signaling. The private network being deployed enables trains to continuously receive their movements using radio signals and report their exact direction and position to authorities to ensure the safety of everyone on the train. The low-emission RRTS will transport more people at an average speed of 100 kmph, reducing travel time and road congestion.

redcap technology demo

Reduced Capacity (REDCAP) solutions aim to reduce complexity and increase battery life of devices while providing higher data rates/speeds. Redcap is a new Radio Access Network (RAN) software solution from Ericsson that creates new 5G use cases and enables more 5G connections to devices such as smartwatches, other wearables, industrial sensors, and AR/VR devices. At IMC 2023, Ericsson and Airtel partnered with Qualcomm to demonstrate Reduced Capacity (REDCAP) device capabilities. Earlier this month, Ericsson’s pre-commercial Reduced Capacity (REDCAP) software was successfully tested on the Airtel 5G network.

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How Airtel is solving network problems with AI?

Airtel’s A-SON solution is not a new proposition, but it attracted us to demonstrate how it works in a field. Airtel claims that its AI-powered Self Optimizing Network or A-SON is reimagining the network experience. The system detects anomalies and resolves them with AI without any human intervention. The solution is designed to anticipate issues that the Airtel network will face in the future and ensure that the team solves them in advance. Notably, the solution is entirely designed by Airtel and was first introduced in March 2022.

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Additionally, Airtel also demonstrated how its Extreme AirFiber works for areas where it has no fiber or broadband connectivity. Currently, the service is available in select areas like Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Noida.

Apart from showcasing live 5G experiences at IMC 2023, Vi showcased various use cases across enterprise, consumer and community development, highlighting the immense potential of the technology and 5G.

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