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How can we best use smart meter data? Creative solutions are starting to emerge.


By 2020 it is estimated that over 800 million smart utility meters will have been deployed in buildings around the world. China is expected to lead the pack with over 400 million smart meters. The United States will follow with around 120-130 million smart meters and the European Union, driven by commitments from 16 member countries, won’t be far behind. Japan and Australia are also early adopters, and India and Brazil will jump on the bandwagon soon. It’s clear from these statistics that over the next few years smart meter penetration around the world will grow rapidly. Continue reading

170 million taxi rides gives you a lot of data to rethink urban mobility


The digital revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, live, move and communicate.

Everything will soon be digitally connected to everything else. And taxis are one example of how a connected business gives a good picture of the total business in a certain place. Continue reading

Exponentially extend your mobile enterprise experience


WiFi has long been considered the entire universe of wireless indoor data communication for enterprises. Continue reading

Will you master the core competency of the 21st century?


In my previous post, called “Introducing a policy toolkit for the Networked Society,” I introduced Ericsson’s contribution to assisting policy makers in their transformative journey towards the Networked Society. Continue reading

Inside the building where Apple torments the Networked Society.


Did you know that Apple tormented 30,000 iPhone 6´s before they released the phone? You have probably heard about it. Some weeks ago, there was a lot of news about the new iPhone 6. It was bendable. Continue reading

Capturing the evolution of utilities in the Networked Society


The term “utilities” often evokes images of decades-old power transmission lines and rusty water pipes. They are something most of us don’t give too much thought to and definitely not something we speak about at parties. However, I believe all that is about change. If you look behind the scenes of utility companies around the world today, you can see a vast amount of new, innovative ideas taking shape. Continue reading

The value of the right information in the fight against Ebola

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For those of us who have a smartphone and have access to the internet 24/7, with all the information that is out there and all the possibilities that it gives us, we tend to take the benefits for granted after a while. Continue reading

TV needs big data to serve our forever evolving viewing experience


TV viewers demand personalization and simplification, and big data is key to unlocking opportunities in the new world of connected media. Continue reading

Stopping to think at Futurecom 2014

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São Paolo, Brazil has been the scene this week of Latin America’s biggest annual industry event. It’s called Futurecom, and it means I’m here doing the Trade Show Shuffle again. Continue reading

Investigating innovation for indoor coverage and capacity


Name one business not in need of better coverage and capacity indoors to fully leverage their digital potential. It would be hard to find one. But their options are expanding quickly with new solutions for how to provide indoor building coverage as well as for mobile data services that can meet defined service level agreements (SLAs). So what can we expect from the new mobile communications landscape within buildings? Continue reading