Ericsson D-15 Labs team
At D-15 Labs, Ericsson enables ecosystem companies, industries and service providers to develop and validate new compelling use cases in utilizing the Ericsson 5G NW platform.
Ericsson operates an end-to-end 5G network platform at our Santa Clara campus complete with latest Core network, AI-based Management & Orchestration and support for edge computing and network exposure. We have radio support for 5G, 4G, 3G, NB-IOT, CatM1 and Wifi covering our campus, and many of the lab services are also accessible over the Internet.
For many years, our lab in Santa Clara has been working in a co-creation mode with device, application and silicon vendors related to the smartphone market, and we are now expanding into new markets and use cases - IOT, AR, VR, Gaming, Autonomous vehicles and so on. All with a focus on use cases that can leverage the capabilities of the network platform to innovate new solutions and unlock new revenue growth.
Jan Söderström is V.P. and Head of Technology Office Silicon Valley at Ericsson reporting to Ericsson Group CTO. In this capacity he drives the Ericsson technology leadership work in 5G, Cloud and IOT in a collaboration with ecosystem partners in Silicon Valley. A central part in this work is the co-creation work in D-fifteen Labs, enabling partners and customers to develop and test new use cases on a real 5G network platform.
Jan has a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Chalmers University of Technology, augmented with a one-year research scholarship at California Institute of Technology. He spent his early industrial career working with optoelectronic devices and optical networking at Ericsson Microelectronics, first as development manager and later as product line head. He then had a decade long engagement at Ericsson Research heading the research in IP and Cloud. During this time, he spent three years in Silicon Valley building up the Ericsson Research lab in San Jose. He started the Ericsson engagement in SDN and Openflow in cooperation with the Stanford Cleanslate project and his team also pioneered the Ericsson work on Openstack and cloud orchestration.
In 2013 Jan moved to Business Unit Networks to drive the Ericsson Cloud transformation initiative. He held the roles of Head of Product line Cloud, Head of Target Area Cloud and Head of the NFV-program until he moved to his current position in early 2018.