Semantic interoperability in IoT

What does it mean and why is it important?

Future IoT

The future of IoT has the potential to be limitless. Advances to the industrial internet will be accelerated through increased network agility, integrated artificial intelligence (AI) and the capacity to deploy, automate, orchestrate and secure diverse use cases at hyperscale. The potential is not just in enabling billions of devices simultaneously but leveraging the huge volumes of actionable data which can automate diverse business processes. As networks and IoT platforms evolve to overcome these challenges, through increased capacity and AI, service providers will edge furthermore into IT and web scale markets – opening entire new streams of revenue.

An exciting wave of future IoT applications will emerge, brought to life through intuitive human to machine interactivity. Human 4.0 will allow humans to interact in real time over great distances – both with each other and with machines – and have similar sensory experiences to those that they experience locally. This will enable new opportunities within remote learning, surgery and repair. Immersive mixed reality applications have the potential to become the next platform after mobile – realized through 3D audio and haptic sensations and becoming our main interface to the real world. Bringing future IoT to life will require close synergy between the IoT- and network platforms. This continues to be a key focus area of Ericsson research.



The world's first cellular IoT-based Smart Factory

Factory automation with the latest cellular IoT technology improves efficiency and results. Combining cellular IoT and Industry 4.0, the Nanjing located Ericsson Panda factory is continuously exploring ways to optimize manufacturing processes. Recently celebrating its 1,000th cellular IoT device the factory sees great results. The first year provided a 50% return on investment, while breakeven is projected to be reached in less than two years.

Manufacturing intelligence

Smart manufacturing is the next Industrial Revolution. 5G and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are enabling factories to seamlessly create a network of wirelessly connected machines and people that can instantaneously collect, analyze and distribute real-time data.

Connected healthcare in Jiangsu, China

Healthcare in China is changing. New technologies are being pioneered to enhance the reliability of network communications, enabling disruptive research into transformative medical solutions – from diagnosis to treatment.

A healing hand

From specialist oncology to simple ailment diagnosis, a large percentage of the world’s population cannot reach or afford the healthcare professionals that they need to treat them.

Tactile reactions

We are one step closer to being able to ‘touch’ something in the virtual world. While our minds can be fooled when it comes to vision, our sense of touch is much more subtle and sensitive.

Empowering a smart society

With the ambition to make its Internet of Things (IoT) business objectives a reality, Dialog Axiata partnered with Ericsson to upgrade its network, resulting in the launch of South Asia’s first Massive IoT commercial network.

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Articles and reports

Ericsson Technology Review: Critical IoT connectivity
Jun 02, 2020

White paper: Cellular networks for Massive IoT – enabling low power wide area applications
Jan 06, 2020

Ericsson Technology Review: Spotlight on the Internet of Things
Oct 15, 2019

About the IIC paper: Untangling Industrial IoT networking
Nov 18, 2018

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Connecting billions of things

By 2024, 22 billion IoT devices will connect to the network. From smart traffic systems to smart factories, find out what this will mean for society, industry and your business.

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