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Erik Ekudden
Erik Ekudden, Senior Vice President and Group CTO

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Technology development keeps getting faster and more interconnected, with new innovations appearing every day. As a result, we’re swiftly moving toward the realization of the “Augmented Connected Society” – a world characterized by ubiquitous internet access for all, self-learning robots and truly intuitive interaction between humans and machines. But how can our industry best prepare for this future?

In my role as CTO, I have the challenging and exhilarating annual task of identifying the five technology trends of the future that are (or will be) most relevant to our industry. You can find my insights and reflections in the Technology Trends article included in this issue of the magazine.

It is my hope that the Technology Trends article, together with the other five articles in this issue, will generate a variety of stimulating future-focused discussions in your workplace. Please feel free to share links to the magazine and/or individual articles with your colleagues and other contacts via e-mail or social media.

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Five technology trends augmenting the connected society

Ericsson CTO Erik Ekudden presents the five technology trends driving the creation of a future network platform that can deliver truly intuitive interaction between humans and machines. 

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Leveraging LTE and 5G NR networks for fixed wireless access

August 30, 2018

Globally, there is a huge underserved market for broadband connections, with more than one billion households still unconnected. The growth in high-speed mobile broadband coverage enabled by LTE and 5G New Radio is opening up much more commercially attractive opportunities for operators to use fixed wireless access to deliver broadband services to homes and small and medium-sized enterprises.


Cognitive technologies in network and business automation

June 28, 2018

Forward-looking network operators and digital service providers require an automated network and business environment that can support them in the transition to a new market reality characterized by 5G, the Internet of Things, virtual network functions and software-defined networks. The combination of machine learning and machine reasoning techniques makes it possible to build cognitive applications with the ability to utilize insights across domain borders and dynamically adapt to changing goals and contexts.

Digital connectivity marketplaces to enrich 5G and IoT value propositions

May 30, 2018

One of the key growth opportunities for the telecom industry is to provide network capabilities that support the digital transformation underway in most businesses and industries. Already today, we have a powerful technology foundation in place, and this will become even stronger with 5G. Now is the ideal time to evolve the business side of the equation toward platform business models, which will enable the telecom industry to prosper in multisided business ecosystems as well.

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