Category archives: Business

Users in the Networked Society – participating and active

-+*As users become actively involved in contributing knowledge to networks, products and services will become more relevant, as developers benefit from new insights. This results in co-created experiences, and, as a result, users are an increasingly vital asset for any public or private organization.

Daunting digital divide dilemma – broadband opened the gap, mobile and cloud can close it

-+*The cloud has been instrumental for introducing apps that target a broader audience. Apps on a smartphone are easier to use than a browser on a PC as an entry point for the unconnected. With the low barriers of entry for cloud-based applications and access to crowd funding capital, we can expect to see applications targeting the niches yet to be connected. The combination of mobile and cloud is an even more powerful proposition to close the digital divide in the part of the world with poor fixed networks.

On IoT Day 2015, 205 days between compromise and discovery is not good enough

-+*Currently the length of time between digital compromise and discovery is 205 days. That is 205 days where data from a compromised system cannot be trusted, should not be trusted.

Exciting enterprise eco-system experiments – how operators can find the next growth trajectory

-+*But operators now have an opportunity to turn their declining or flat enterprise business into a growth area. It will be a journey associated with significant innovation and ecosystem innovation over the coming three years.

Can mobile money challenge the fortunes of King Cash in Latin America?

-+*In Latin America people are talking about mobile money. At Ericsson, we think that, with innovation and access empowered by the Networked Society, there will be major societal shifts thanks to electronic financial transactions.

On a journey to a Networked Society – please take part …

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Bi-directional (and even broader) broadband – what fixed operators need to compete with mobile broadband

-+*The majority of fixed access networks today are upgraded copper and coax networks optimized for uni-directional data, broadcast TV and phone services. The triple-play momentum has peaked, and two-way media distribution access symmetric access is emerging. This is the first in a series of posts outlining the main drivers and access network options for different geographical locations.

Going beyond gadgets – industry transformation at Mobile World Congress

-+*The important thing is to see an ecosystem in its entirety – for instance, transport systems are not only about connecting trucks, they are about bringing in safety, insurance, entertainment, everything.

A Sunday afternoon experiment – are you ready for the sharing economy?

-+*In our report about the 10 Hot Consumer trends for 2015 and Beyond (link) we talk about areas that are already visible and interesting to consumers such as car/bike sharing and renting other people’s leisure equipment, rooms and household appliances.

Why WiFi will mean more, not less, wires in the enterprise

-+*Enterprise network spend is shifting from wired to wireless solutions, primarily driven by a new WiFi generation (802.11ac) designed to boost capacity for wireless services in enterprises. But contrary to what most people believe, this evolution will require new wires to support the transition. The new Wifi generation is not easily supported with the existing wires.