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IoT Networking

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IoT networks may be built in different ways. Devices can be directly connected to the 5G system, or they can connect through capillary networks using short-range radio to extend the 5G network reach. For efficient management, different radios need to be served in the same IoT platform. At the MWC we showed how to easily manage different capillary topologies and discuss capillary radios such as Bluetooth Low Energy. Continue reading

Calvin smart IoT development

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If you want to know more about how Ericsson Research envisions the future of the Internet of Things, you’ll have a great opportunity at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. You will find us in the Ericsson pavilion where we have prepared a demo of Calvin running on real hardware, with real sensors and real actuators communicating with each other and with live web services. We share a table with IoT Networks, which, quite frankly, is a really good match. Let me go through some details! Continue reading

Telehaptic Control

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Radio controlled helicopters are very popular as consumer gadgets and rapidly getting better and cheaper. At the same time, they are becoming an important tool for many industries; they are already standard equipment in TV- and video production and used for things like capturing data or inspecting mobile masts, power lines and wind turbines. Continue reading

5G radio test bed

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If someone would sell 5G like a car, the salesperson would straighten her back, put on the biggest smile and gently grab your shoulder and say; “This is the fastest car we ever manufactured, it will work in any terrain. You can load as much as you want and on top of that you get extremely low energy consumption. It´s still not going to cost you an arm or a leg, it will be affordable and really good value for money.

You would buy it on the spot. 5G is that next big step in mobile communication. Continue reading

5G Media Delivery

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Modern online media delivery services, such as online video streaming and other web browsing, face three main challenges. First, there is a substantial traffic growth which puts stress on the networks and on the delivery of the content. Second, there is an increased awareness of security and privacy among users. This means that service providers are more and more using encryption and other means to protect the delivery of the content. And third, media consumption is becoming even more social and mobile – why not share and chat about that Minecraft game or binge on House of Cards with your friend while on the go? Continue reading

5G for industries

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To be at the forefront of technology, we have to understand the demands and the potential opportunities for the market and the world as a whole, not just on a technical level. Optimization and efficiency, important aspects of many expanding businesses, can be achieved while still putting emphasis on economic and environmental progress. Continue reading