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Massive scale IoT device ecosystem

As IoT becomes mainstream, the number of connected devices will grow at an enormous rate. At the predicted rate of growth, an estimated 5.7 million IoT devices will need to be connected every day by 2022. With this magnitude of connected devices, time consuming onboarding and the lack of standards is a barrier to realizing the promise of IoT.

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What role do standards play in massive IoT?

Standards are crucial for building an IoT ecosystem for massive deployment. Ericsson is actively driving standardization in IoT, taking part in early device development to ensure standard interoperability and supports in bringing devices to market on massive scale, ready for industrial scale usage.

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is the standard time for deploying an IoT device today. Let’s look at a smart building scenario. Estimates for the future is one sensor per square meter of building space. This means that if you would connect the whole Fira Gran Via, only registration would take 9 man years.


of development time is spent on making non-standard data flows compliant with current standards. This makes it very time consuming to develop apps on top of the IoT stack.

Removing these barriers enables mass market for IoT

Why choose Ericsson Device and Data Management solution?

Realizing massive IoT through interoperability

In the IoT era, standard devices will be manufactured in large volumes, and applications will need to be developed flexibly, on top of a platform that exposes IoT-data in a simple and secure way. Ericsson starts with standardization in the bottom device layer, which then replicates up and throughout the value chain.

Device standards

Lifecycle management (LCM) of IoT devices, both within a connectivity and application layer, is Ericsson's answer to one of the key IoT challenges. Our partners have full LCM functionality. This covers everything from the design of an IoT device or solution, through to the manufacturing process, the integration into existing or new applications, delivery and deployment to ongoing management, and the possible retirement of a device.

The Zero Touch Onboarding makes the device onboarding process effortless and nearly instantaneous. As soon as you turn on a connected device, it will automatically register on the network and start sending data to the designated applications where that particular data will be used. This creates massive Opex reductions and a much faster deployment process.

Key functionalities

Standardization throughout the value chain

Realizing the value of IoT through mass deployment of the ecosystem

Zero-touch onboarding

Crushing the time spent on onboarding, enabling massive scale

Rapid use-case and application development

Helping operators targeting enterprises with end-to-end IoT use case offerings

Ericsson works with both chipset and device manufactures to bring open standards into reality and test devices for global compatibility in our test centers.

Key benefits

Due to the complexity and size of the IoT ecosystem, it is hard for operators to build enterprise use cases. Rapid use-case and application development is another benefit of Zero Touch Onboarding. As soon as the devices begin sending data, you can start building applications on top of the APIs, while the built-in data management tool allows you to collect, structure, transform and calculate data.

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To keep up with the rapid pace of IoT growth in your industry, we provide a standardized and proven platform for development, deployment and support of your IoT solutions. From a quick start implementation to long-term growth, Ericsson is here to support you with IoT Accelerator and lifecycle management.

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