Ericsson to share insights and innovations, demonstrate its portfolio and discuss how ICT can benefit both utilities and consumers at European Utility Week in Vienna, Austria. Ericsson’s portfolio helps utilities to increase efficiency and operational knowledge, enable accurate charging and billing, improve customer satisfaction and maximize efficiencies. European Utility Week gathers more than 10,000 smart energy professionals from around the world to share insights and innovations.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) will demonstrate its ability to help utilities realize the full potential of ICT at European Utility Week in Vienna, Austria, from November 3 to November 5, 2015. By harnessing technologies that are now ubiquitous and affordable, utilities can increase efficiency and operational knowledge, enable accurate charging and billing, improve customer satisfaction and maximize efficiencies.

European Utility Week is the continent’s most important annual utilities event, where more than 10,000 smart energy professionals from around the world gather to share insights and innovations. Ericsson, a world leader in communications technology and services, will participate to show how it is helping leading utilities to develop new services and business models for the Networked Society.

Marie Fossum Strannegård, Head of Energy & Utilities, Ericsson, says: “The utilities industry is changing as a result of increased demand for renewable energy, financial challenges in many parts of the world, deregulation and increased competition. Traditional electricity grids are being replaced by smart grids, and there is demand for new types of products and services.

“Ericsson has the ICT leadership that utilities need to overcome these challenges, and we look forward to discussing how we can work together to benefit both providers and consumers.”

At the event, Ericsson will host a workshop to discuss the leading factors that contribute to utility success around the globe. In addition, Marie Fossum Strannegård and other Ericsson experts will participate in conference sessions on topics such as the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and analytics.

Ericsson will also demonstrate various offerings in its portfolio for utilities, including:

Smart Grid Communications – a versatile and flexible communications platform that uses a wide variety of communications technologies to facilitate multiple smart grid applications

Cellular Solutions for Utilities – new and existing features of LTE and LTE 4.5G for smart energy use cases, supporting low-cost devices and low-latency services

Smart Meter Manager – a solution that delivers operational efficiency gains through visualization and analysis of smart meter data, enriched with information from the grid

Smart Metering – radio frequency planning, network rollout, systems integration and field maintenance capabilities for smart metering

Smart Grid Analytics – device configuration insurance, communication supervision, event visualization and power supervision capabilities

Smart Billing – a proven billing and settlement solution for the utility industry, which provides a high-quality user experience for both utilities professionals and their customers

Meter-to-Cash – an end-to-end meter to cash and prepayment process, featuring an integrated environment meter, head-end system and billing application

IoT and Smart Services – Ericsson’s IoT platform has the ability to connect legacy devices to the cloud, thereby enabling utilities and consumers to benefit from seamless data flows

Business Transformation Services – Ericsson’s consultants will demonstrate their ability to transform utilities’ business processes to maximize the potential of ICT

Join Ericsson in Vienna, visit our event website or review our offerings and press backgrounder to learn more.

Notes to editors

Visit Ericsson 3-5 November in booth A.c57 at Messe Wien, Vienna.
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Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.

With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions – and our customers – stay in front.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2014 were SEK 228.0 billion (USD 33.1 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.

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