In a bid to stimulate the 5G ecosystem in India, Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson formally launched the country’s first Center of Excellence (CoE) and Innovation Lab for 5G at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. The 5G innovation lab is an open platform and aims to help the industry and the academia to leverage the 5G technology to develop new 5G-based apps and business models. The 5G CoE supports the government’s plans to foster a robust and vibrant 5G ecosystem in the country. The government is in the process of identifying potential use cases for 5G and sectors like health, education, and disaster management, among others, have emerged as frontrunners for 5G adoption. Communications Minister Manoj Sinha urges the industry, academia, students, and start-ups to leverage the Ericsson Innovation Lab to develop new 5G-based apps and business models that could potentially lead to better agricultural yields, better healthcare, smarter cities, more efficient manufacturing, and enhanced lifestyles.