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Decentralized trust: How the Blockchain could help to revolutionize value transfer


As a currency, bitcoin may have seen better days. But its Blockchain protocol is an innovation that may redefine how people and technology exchange value. Continue reading

Smart industries do not want dumb pipes. They want smart networks.


Smart industries do not want dumb pipes! As many industry sectors are driven by the digital transition towards a “smart” paradigm, so are their communications needs. Smartphone traffic is not the only challenge here, so let us look into how smart networks can make a difference for all smart connected products and sensor-enabled applications. Continue reading

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Will digitally enhanced stores be a heaven or hell for consumers?


The answer depends largely on whether they’re used to push the same old tactics, or to pull us into surprising new worlds. Continue reading

Microloans and circles of trust – a story of 8 farmers from Ghana


Editor’s note – We are featuring a post today by Jan Hallberg from Call for Change, Ericsson’s M-commerce blog. Jan is the Head of Marketing for M-Commerce, and here writes about “circles of trust” and microloans. Continue reading

Why wait with WiFi calling?


The ability to make VoIP calls to mobile phones over WiFi has long been restricted to over-the-top applications without connections to the mobile network. But WiFi calling services have now been introduced to the mass market, with the ability to deliver voice from the mobile network over WiFi access in areas where mobile coverage is not an option. Continue reading

If you have a right to privacy, do you have an equal right to obscurity?


William Kidd was born in Scotland on January 22, 1645. He became a sailor and later became more famously known as the pirate called Captain Kidd. He was hanged for treason and murder. Before that happened though, rumor has it, he hid his treasure so it was completely accessible by anybody, if you knew where he hid it. Nobody has found his treasure despite many attempts. He hid the treasure on public land but the cost of discovery has proven prohibitive. Continue reading

Acting fast in the continually evolving digital economy


Editor’s note: We are pleased to feature a guest post today from Pamela Mallette, who is currently responsible for driving new business growth within OSS/BSS for Ericsson:

As we begin 2015, I’ve been reflecting on the changes that have molded our society in recent years. The pace at which mobile technologies and connectivity are expanding is astonishing, even though I’m in the middle of it. When I was a kid, computers were a rarity, and mobile phones were sci-fi gadgets; today, it seems like every six-year-old has a smartphone in their pocket and a tablet at home! Not only that, today niche markets are being created around devices such as iPads that attach to strollers, along with apps developed for children less than a year old. Continue reading

The future of connected cars can be collective

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The urbanization of cities is increasing, and today 54 percent of the world’s population lives in cities. By 2025 this number will be around 70 percent. In bigger cities, this will put a lot more pressure on streets and traffic control. Traffic is already a nightmare in some cities, and without changes, it is going to get much worse. Continue reading

What is the true traffic trajectory for small cells?

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The traffic patterns that will be generated from small cells are new territory for everybody. We have been used to measuring demand in data buckets with a certain amount of data per month. As more advanced video and big data applications are introduced, we want to know if these changes will represents a leap from bucket to barrels, or a more evolutionary shift in traffic. Continue reading

The machines are talking – listening to a year of big data


Editor’s note: Today we are featuring a post from Ericsson Research written by Simon Moritz, a data scientist specialist on big data analytics, though if you ask Simon what he does, he says he is doing “data driven innovations” with a special focus on mobility analytics, recommender systems and location-based services. Continue reading