We have a passion for technology. We have over 37,000 granted patents, comprising one of the industry's strongest portfolios. Our global team of researchers is constantly improving on today’s technology and creating the breakthroughs that will shape tomorrow.
The world is going wireless. To make mobile broadband ubiquitous and even more efficient, we conduct research into radio access, advanced receivers and antenna systems and technologies, propagation and wireless backhaul. As leaders in HSPA and LTE, we are also invent and develop technologies that will transform tomorrow into 5G.
We develop new, innovative transport solutions for networks beyond 2020, in order to handle the increased requirements of 5G. Activities include research on small cell transport including the Radio Dot System, lean optical networking for backhaul and centralized RAN fronthaul. We also explore and develop solutions for information centric networking, disruptive networking, software defined networks and cloud networking and routing.
In a few years on planet Earth, everyone will carry a smartphone and there will be many billions of connected devices. We develop and evolve the HS, LTE, Wi-Fi and 5G technologies and use these to create system concepts and solutions providing high capacity and superior performance, that are affordable to build and easy to deploy and operate.
We see the future of the Cloud as a world scale computing platform that will support the network functions, mission critical and high performance applications of the Networked Society. It will be secure, dependable, efficient, real-time and geographically distributed. We do research to enable this future.
Seamless operation of existing and new applications, devices, and media set high requirements for future networks. The smart and optimized features of the network and applications that we develop are enablers for the Networked Society's key services, which range from communication between machines, to real-time and contextual media, and collaboration between humans.
We address security and privacy challenges in the Networked Society by architectures, specific solutions and prototypes for platforms, networks, services and software. We cover everything from pure cryptography over secure networking, service/application security, identity management, privacy and payments to methods for development and evaluation of security systems. We work with Ericsson’s business and development units, focusing on new concepts and methods, patents and standardization.
We are just beginning to explore the possibilities of the Networked Society. With humans and devices connected en masse, we need to find new ways of managing the network and its users. We use big data analytics to create new insights that improve services offered from the network and machine learning technologies to improve resource utilization and to lower Opex. With a mindset originating from the human perspective, we explore and contribute to the evolution of users interactions with systems.
Information and communication technologies are an essential part of a sustainable future. We take a broad view of sustainability that includes social, environmental and economic aspects. Our specific fact-based research focuses on: methodology development for impact assessment, life cycle assessment of products and networks, the macroeconomic effects of ICT and the end-to-end energy performance of our networks. We collaborate across Ericsson and with customers and partners on proof points that illustrate the enablement potential of ICT to drive sustainable development across industry and society. We also focus on health and safety in relation to radio frequency electromagnetic fields and we contribute to standardization in key focus areas.
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