Switch on 5G for business

Rise to your 5G business potential

5G is open for business. With commercial consumer-based 5G networks already live around the globe, the next wave of 5G expansion will allow enterprises of all types to reap the benefits of enhanced mobility, flexibility, reliability and security. The era of the 5G powered business is here – and with it an entirely new range of possibilities for service providers.

Ericsson is the natural choice for 5G

Vodafone and Ericsson continue to collaborate and innovate all over the world. Envisioning that 5G will be the era of IoT, Johan Wibergh, CTO of Vodafone, explains why Ericsson is the perfect fit for their 5G future.

Watch the video to learn more.

Industry digitalization is happening

Shifting into high gear with 5G URLCC to speed up factory automation

Partnering with Audi has allowed us to push the boundaries of 5G technologies for automation applications in smart factories.

Towards Zero: Creating safer roads with cellular-V2X in Australia

Leveraging the existing cellular network, C-V2X communications have the potential to transform our roads and make them safer for everyone.

Far EasTone, Taiwan: A BSS digital transformation

Far EasTone teamed with Ericsson to significantly change its IT systems to prepare for 5G and IoT.

Explore the 5G business opportunities

5G for business: a 2030 market compass

Read our new study on how to realize the 5G industry digitalization business potential. With a projection of 700B USD by 2030, this is a massive addressable market. The report describes how to navigate the competitive landscape and pursue opportunities across industries. The market research provides an indication of where value pools are and sets the direction for strategic planning and required activities to capture parts of this opportunity in the coming years.

Serving the 5G powered business

In this report you will get insights from enterprises on their views on digitalization, what their objectives are, and how they are trying to achieve them. Explore the roles that service providers could take in enabling 5G powered businesses. The findings in the study are based on two parts: in-depth interviews with 25 key industry representatives & detailed responses from 1100 IT decision makers from enterprises active in the targeted value-chains across multiple regions.


Ericsson to acquire Genaker to strengthen Mission Critical Push-to-talk offering

Acquisition to strengthen Ericsson’s MC-PTT offering to meet demands of transforming mission critical communications and private network market.

Webinar: How to tackle IoT with 5G in 2020

With 5G in the market, almost every industry is exploring the potential of cellular connectivity to fundamentally transform their businesses. Learn from real-life examples of IoT transformation and the five main trends that will change 2020.

GSMA Seminar: Private Networks, crisis or opportunity?

Listen to Manuel Ruiz, Global head of Mission critical and private networks on the latest in the private networks to get insights from the field on how market is developing and what it could look like going forward.

Industry Lab report: Bringing 5G to power

Our new report explores the opportunities and challenges with connected power distribution grids, and discusses how cellular communication is an important enabler for building secure, automated and distributed smart grids.

5G is an innovation platform for enterprises

The 5G powered business is an enterprise that leverages 5G to transcend the possibilities of today, that uses 5G as a toolbox to solve business problems in new ways, and represent a new way of working and thinking.

There are some very important common characteristics that emerge when looking at the 5G powered business. For example:

  • It can run any process remotely, regardless of how critical it is. This means enterprises can completely rethink what activities require human presence.
  • It has actual real-time control of every business process, which allows for instant reaction time.
  • Its operations have been automated. Based on feedback from every connected device, operational data is generated and analysed in real-time, feeding into effective process automation.
  • It uses compute resources where it makes sense, running applications on the edge where relevant.
  • It has an inherently higher security level without sacrificing overall performance. This means that critical processes run more securely and with higher performance than ever before.

Below you will find the key topics & offerings that will help you turn the 5G powered business into a reality.

5g opportunities explained

Our latest reports to guide you on your journey

Cellular IoT in the 5G era

Almost every industry can be transformed with cellular IoT. The connectivity needs of all industries can be addressed by four multi-purpose IoT segments, which efficiently co-exist in one 5G network. Our new whitepaper shows a clear evolution plan for addressing all 5G-IoT use cases, from basic to the most complex, in a cost-efficient, smooth and future-proof way.

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Critical capabilities for private 5G networks

A new generation of private 5G networks is emerging to address critical wireless communication requirements in public safety, operations of industries and critical infrastructure. These private networks are physical or virtual cellular systems that have been deployed for private use by a government, company or group of companies.

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Industry 4.0 Cost of Inaction and ROI report

Everybody talks about the value of Industry 4.0 but are the numbers ever quantified? ABI Research was commissioned by Ericsson to conduct an assessment of smart manufacturing and smart warehousing operations to do just that. How will status quo manufacturers and warehouse operators compete with early adopters of cellular connected Industry 4.0 tools?

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Key topics

Edge Computing

Edge computing with distributed cloud enables the introduction of latency sensitive and bandwidth demanding services through distributing compute, storage and networking resources from central datacenters closer to end users and devices. Ericsson estimates that 25% of service providers’ 5G opportunity is depending on edge computing.

Network slicing

Network slicing is one of the key capabilities that will enable flexibility in future mobile networks, as it allows multiple logical networks to be created on top of a common shared physical infrastructure. Network slicing has significant benefits for a number of industries, such automotive, manufacturing and transport, by providing different efficiencies in latency and speed depending on service requirements.

Cellular IoT

Cellular IoT has been widely adopted across the globe, with 2G and 3G connectivity enabling many early IoT applications. Greater bandwidth, lower latency and increased support for large volumes of devices per cell are coming to the market with 4G offerings. These will be enhanced further with the arrival of 5G networks, initially enabled by the 5G New Radio (NR) standard, which will enable Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC) that support increasingly critical applications.

Private networks

From owning and operating their own networks, industries with critical communication needs are now procuring private networks and services that leverage service providers’ existing network assets and operations.

Industry 4.0

Industries are under constant pressure – to improve product quality, boost factory efficiency, stay competitive, enhance safety, security and sustainability, and remain profitable.

Automotive - Connected vehicles

Are you ready to stand out in the world of new mobility? Use connectivity to amplify your brand's unique personality and strengthen your position on the automotive market. Ericsson makes connectivity easy for vehicle manufacturers. Let’s take this journey together.

Internet of Things (IoT)

From cellular IoT and 5G to connected vehicles and Industry 4.0: it’s all happening, now. But, to realize the full potential of these opportunities, you need intelligent tools. Tools that make it easy to connect and deploy devices across global ecosystems.

Our offerings

Cellular IoT RAN solution

Explore diverse use cases ranging from asset tracking and smart metering to more advanced use cases such as drones, AR/VR, autonomous vehicles and collaborative robotics. Leverage existing and future 4G LTE and 5G NR capabilities for Massive IoT, Broadband IoT, Critical IoT and Industrial Automation IoT.

Private networks

Enable business-critical and mission-critical industrial use cases with 4G and 5G connectivity. Offer scalable and highly reliable solutions for industries and public safety agencies. Use automation and AI to boost network operation quality and efficiency.

IoT platform

Ericsson IoT Accelerator is a robust solution built to scale service providers IoT business by making it easy for their enterprise customers to connect and manage IoT devices locally and globally.

Enterprise communication

Make use of your existing internal network by providing communications services for enterprise segments with improved agility and customization. This means providing enterprises and industries with plug and play communications suites for high performance intra and extranet communication.

SD-WAN Orchestration

Expand the product portfolio and realize revenues through connectivity and value-added services. Enable a multi-domain orchestration that handles domains ranging from network access, to the backhaul transport, to the enterprise core, to 5G edge and network slices.