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The future of 5G according to Ericsson

Brand View: Ericsson is collaborating with partners worldwide, to develop, strengthen and expand flexible 5G networks to enable the next-generation usage

The future of 5G according to Ericsson
Ericsson wants to enable connectivity, that can be located at a hierarchical level, from transport, vehicle, pallet and down to the parcel – connecting things across each element.

Ericsson is approaching a new frontier in connectivity, technology and network - and the world is invited. A new era of limitless connection will create new services we can’t even imagine today. Ericsson is providing a fast, intelligent network, with universal connectivity.

Ericsson is collaborating with partners worldwide, to develop, strengthen and expand flexible 5G networks to enable the next-generation of use cases such as remote robotics, autonomous fleets and vehicles, on-the-go VR & MR, immersive gaming, connected living spaces and the Internet of Things (IoT).

These actions and initiatives will likely transform how individuals, industries, societies and economies live, work and function substantially.

Enabling connectivity and coverage

Ericsson is working diligently towards providing realistic experiences and connectivity through 5G. These experiences, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, gaming, events and social media, is enabled with the help of Ericsson. The flawless quality is brought through a 3,5 GHz connection, with a wide area coverage and ultra-low latency – and allows 4K real-time streaming.

Ericsson is also providing ground-breaking coverage and high capacity in confined spaces, such as stadiums, theatres, auditoriums and other venues – an unprecedented achievement. To realize this, a more dedicated and efficient radiotechnology have been developed, to allow the necessary bandwidth and capacity. They’ve advanced the regular data systems into dot-solutions, hereby shrinking the antenna factor.

“These dot solutions are about the size of a cup, and can be placed anywhere you want,” says Peter Marshall, the 5G principal lead at Kings College London.

The newest initiative is designing antennas flexible and small enough to integrate them into adhesive tape. This innovative technology is called the radio stripe, and they could provide universal connectivity. The radio stripes could essentially be installed in everything from stadiums and trains to drapes and carpets.

Logistics solved

Today there are only a few goods, which are connected online. Ericsson is working towards enabling devices and connected goods to roam globally - from the factory, during delivery, to the end-user. This shift in connected logistics will be propelled by global connectivity, embedded computing, and artificial intelligence.

Ericsson wants to enable connectivity, that can be located at a hierarchical level, from transport, vehicle, pallet and down to the parcel – connecting things across each element.

“We (Ericsson) connect this data, and make that available, for our customers, to actually ensure and in real-time know, how things are being treated”, says Jan Höller, research fellow, specializing in IoT at Ericsson.

Data logging is an important part of the connected logistics chain. The end user will experience more timely delivery and more options. Connectivity is instrumental, in developing a more sustainable global transportation future, where distribution companies can optimize their logistical delivery-chain. This could additionally allow autonomous delivery, creating a more cost-efficient system. The technology is here. Now it’s all about adapting, and Ericsson is working toward educating the industry about the new possibilities. 

Remote robotics & vehicles

Ericsson is working towards integrating automated robotics in our society. Remote robotics is the science of controlling machines or robots from a distance – thereby allowing humans to solve difficult tasks and/or removing dangerous spatial problems. Problems such as cave exploration, heavy work of manufacturing or surgical operations. 

This could also be advantageous for a large group of individuals, by assisting them within their living spaces, work-life and travelling, where their bodies otherwise won’t allow them. The challenge is networking and communication. Ultra-low latency for communication is critical. 5G provides this ultra-low latency, flexibility with adaptive computing, and cloud-native computing of the operation.

Moreover, intelligence and security are ensured, which is necessary to operate the machine. Vehicles will be able to operate safely, with faster response times, since the latency will be less than a hundred milliseconds. This can be applied to any field, such as sports, surgery, transportation, gaming and robotics.

Ericsson takes the complexity and the challenge and make it easy for the user to operate. “For every single time something changes, I want it to be agnostic to the user, I want it to happen automatically, and the system has to be self-adapting”, says Dr.Azimeh Sefidcon, Director Research, Head of Cloud Systems & Platforms at Ericsson.

The Power of Easy

Ericsson is revolutionizing the present and implementing innovative technology that is improving the connectivity of the world through 5G. Furthermore, creating solutions for a better, more connected future, where people can realize their potential in ways never before possible.

Ericsson is shaping the technology of your daily life and making it self-adaptive and easy to interact with. Creating a future with ubiquitous connectivity. There are no limits in a world where everything connects – that is the power of easy.

For more information please visit the Ericsson website  


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