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Take cellular IoT to the next level

Introducing Time-Critical Communication

Evolving Cellular IoT for industry digitalization

As industries continue to push the boundaries of wireless technologies, new opportunities are opening for service providers within cellular IoT connectivity.

About Cellular IoT

At Ericsson, we’ve set our vision for the evolution of cellular IoT. Our new offerings within cellular IoT will enable service providers to address a larger part of the IoT market – with more advanced use cases, across multiple industries. Broadband IoT and Industrial Automation IoT are launched as new segments, to complement the existing segments Massive IoT and Critical IoT. We’ve also enhanced our Massive IoT offering which, together with new Broadband IoT solutions, are designed to leverage new capabilities across 4G and 5G – connecting service providers with new growth opportunities in industry digitalization.

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New Time-Critical Communication

Ericsson Time-Critical Communication (TCC) is designed to resolve lags and interruptions in 5G networks. It combines the 3GPP-specified ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC) standard with Ericsson innovations to resolve major causes of latency and to improve reliability.​

This innovate new software toolbox is available through our groundbreaking Ericsson Critical IoT product. It is easily deployable as a software upgrade on public and private networks, on any 5G frequency band.

Meet the 5G solution

Cellular IoT industry engagements

How to make your commute more valuable

Why should time spent commuting be time wasted? Today’s commuters are connected, technologically savvy, and expecting increasingly more from their devices, mobile connectivity, and vehicles on their journeys to work or school. In this Consumerlab report we have gathered the thoughts and sentiments of commuters from 16 major city’s and represents the opinions of 130 million smartphone users globally. We reflect on consumers’ opinions and habits that could be used to offer a more satisfactory commuting experience in the increasingly digital and connected world of tomorrow.

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Shifting into high gear with 5G URLCC to speed up factory automation

Partnering with Audi has allowed us to push the boundaries of 5G technologies for automation applications in smart factories.

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Towards Zero: Creating safer roads with cellular-V2X in Australia

Leveraging the existing cellular network, C-V2X communications have the potential to transform our roads and make them safer for everyone.

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Webinar: Cellular IoT in the 5G era

Almost every industry can be transformed with Cellular IoT. Hear more about a clear evolution plan for addressing all types of 5G-IoT use cases for consumers and enterprises, from basic to the most advanced, in a cost-efficient, smooth and future-proof way with one 5G network.

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Ensuring critical communication with a secure national symbiotic network

Governments that want to deploy their own dedicated networks for mission-critical communication stand to gain substantial benefits by doing so using commercial cellular 3GPP technology. This approach enables the creation of a symbiotic network configuration that is capable of addressing all kinds of critical communication needs in a society, thereby supporting both public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) and the ongoing digitalization of society.

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Further insights

Critical IoT connectivity: Ideal for time-critical communications

Critical Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity is ideal for a wide range of time-critical use cases across most industry verticals, and mobile network operators are uniquely positioned to deliver it.

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The Voice of 5G podcast – An update on Cellular IoT and Dedicated Networks

Tune in to the latest podcast episode to hear Marie Hogan and Thomas Norén give an update about all the fascinating things happening in the area of IoT - and especially in the Critical IoT area where dedicated networks play a vital part.

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5G advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) - a connected vehicles service segment in focus.

Explore three video use cases about the future of ADAS over a commercial 5G network that Ericsson demonstrated in 2020 together with Audi, Pirelli, TIM and others.

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Cellular IoT in the 5G era

Almost every industry can be transformed with cellular IoT. Our new whitepaper shows a clear evolution plan for addressing all 5G-IoT use cases, from basic to the most complex, in a cost-efficient, smooth and future-proof way.

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Towards Zero: Creating safer roads with cellular-V2X in Australia

Leveraging the existing cellular network, C-V2X communications have the potential to transform our roads and make them safer for everyone – here’s how. 

Ericsson and Telstra complete ground-breaking long-range NB-IoT connection

Ericsson and Telstra have successfully deployed and tested Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) data connections up to 100km from a base-station in Telstra’s commercial network.

Smart factory

Cellular IoT enables smart Factories

Enabling factory automation by applying the latest cellular IoT technology improves efficiency and results.

Ericsson is leading in cellular IoT

Our customer and partner engagement cover worldwide. Explore examples of our cases here below for:

-      Massive IoT

-      Broadband IoT

-      Critical IoT

-      Industrial Automation IoT

Ericsson map of cellular IoT networks

Massive IoT

  • 50% of Massive IoT RAN launched networks
  • World’s firsts Cat-M1 networks (AT&T, Verizon)
  • World’s firsts NB-IoT extended cell range 100km (Telstra) (DISH)
  • World’s first Massive IoT enabled Smart factory (China Mobile)
  • Massive IoT for millions smart meters (Telia)
  • Ericsson and Telstra won Top Innovation Award for NB-IoT at GSMA Asia Mobile Awards 2019

Broadband IoT

Critical IoT

Industrial Automation IoT

  • Founding company of 5G-ACIA
  • 5G for wireless automation (ABB)
  • 5G for automotive manufacturing (Audi)
  • 5G for automation in mining
  • 5G for industrial revolution (SKF)
  • Ericsson’s own smart factories (China, US, Europe)

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Cellular IoT Solution

A range of enhanced functionalities and new solutions for cellular IoT segments.

IoT Platform

Ericsson’s IoT platform IoT Accelerator is an award winning, easy-to-use, reliable, and secure IoT platform that empowers enterprises globally to scale their IoT business from a single platform.

Unlock critical broadband networks for governments and industries

New business models are emerging for industries. From owning and operating their own networks, industries with critical communication needs are now procuring private networks and services that leverage service providers’ existing network assets and operations – without compromising required local control.

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