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Improved manufacturing productivity and efficiency

Improved manufacturing productivity and efficiency

Improving manufacturing productivity and efficiency

Ericsson Tallinn production site, Estonia



To improve efficiency and quality of production at Ericsson’s Tallinn manufacturing site, while securing workplace safety, workers’ wellbeing and optimizing environmental impacts.


Ericsson carried out a Sustainability Impact Analysis which included implementing private LTE/5G, IoT and Machine Learning, to highlight advanced use cases.


Through capabilities such as Augmented Reality trouble shooting, precise indoor localization and work environment monitoring, efficiency gains increased by up to 25 percent. The Sustainability Impact analysis reveals an opportunity with customers and industries to drive better decision making through sustainability.

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Welcome to the smart factory

Industry 4.0 is merging operational, information and communication technologies with cyber-physical systems, enabled by advanced wireless communication and Industrial Internet of things (IoT) services. Manufacturing companies are betting on 5G to deliver ultra low latency, high bandwith and reliable communication to realize the smart factory.

In order to prove business value and ensure 5G meets real industry requirements, three Ericsson factories in Sweden, Estonia and China are fast-tracking the introduction of a new generation of smart manufacturing. Developing and implementing the first 5G and Industrial IoT systems in a real manufacturing environment allows this new wave of tech enablers to reach maturity more rapidly, ready to change the world.

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Sustainable development goals

Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals

The highlighted Sustainable Development Goals are included in the project.

“4G and 5G mobile communications is the best option for secure, reliable connectivity with high throughput and low latency. Our cooperation with Ericsson shows our joint capacity to create these network solutions for the future.”
- Robert Pajos, CEO, Telia Estonia
Many of today’s manufacturers rely on both wired and wireless technologies that are not meeting their needs.

Ericsson is helping manufacturers use cellular connectivity to gain a competitive edge.

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