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Erik Ekudden
Erik Ekudden, Group CTO and Head of Technology & Architecture

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Telecom infrastructure is rapidly evolving into a very powerful resource that can bring significant value to the digital transformation of industries. The main challenge for providers is to fully understand the requirements of a new breed of consumers, and use that information to organize the business, develop new relationships and establish efficient operations.


The latest Ericsson Technology Review article presents our concept for a platform model where capabilities from many providers can be effectively packaged and exposed in attractive ways to buyers from different industries. This approach creates a new and much-needed role for the telecom industry as the provider of a marketplace where multisided business relationships and transactions can prosper.

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Learn about the impact of Industry 4.0, and the role robotics, machine intelligence and 5G networks will play in this revolution by enabling industrial automation.

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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.


Low latency, high flexibility - Virtual AQM

April 10, 2018

Virtual Active Queue Management is an innovative approach to buffer management that does not require deployment in the network nodes where the buffering takes place. Instead, it is deployed as a centralized network function, which allows for simpler configuration and increased flexibility compared to traditional Active Queue Management deployments.  

Enabling intelligent transport in 5G networks

March 21, 2018

Increasing RAN and mobile broadband service capacity, new 5G-enabled services and the dynamic deployment flexibility of the 5G RAN split architecture are just a few examples of the growing list of demands that the transport network must meet. These demands are particularly evident in the fronthaul portion of RAN, where latency and synchronization requirements are especially challenging. Overcoming the 5G transport challenge requires a level of flexibility that would be very costly without automation. Our proposed solution provides the requisite intelligence and acts as a catalyst for automation, enabling operators to meet the 5G requirements of multiple use cases while simultaneously reducing opex.

CTO's comments about the latest magazine

We are publishing this magazine shortly after the first release of a completely new standard – 5G – from 3GPP. Fittingly, many of the articles in this issue relate to what we think is most important in 5G and how to address the new opportunities that it entails.

One of the key reasons for the flexibility provided in 5G is the desire to support industries to use connectivity, virtualization, machine intelligence and other technologies to change their processes and business models as part of the next industrial revolution, Industry 4.0. It is therefore a pleasure to be able to include an article that we have co-written with Comau and the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies on the topic of industrial automation.

I hope you find the contents of this issue of the magazine as intriguing as I do. Please feel free to share links to the magazine and/or individual articles via e-mail or social media.

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