Innovation in connected car ecosystem recognized by GSMA. Empowers drivers and passengers to access a range of services and applications available in the cloud.

Ericsson’s (NASDAQ:ERIC) Connected Vehicle Cloud has been recognized by the GSMA with a 2015 Global Mobile Award. The prestigious awards program honors excellence and innovation across the mobile industry. Winning in the category of best mobile innovation for automotive, Connected Vehicle Cloud was selected for its innovation in the deployment of connected cars. The award winners were announced during a ceremony held at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on March 3.

"Our warmest congratulations to all the winners of the 20th Global Mobile Awards," said John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA Ltd. “Our winners are in the esteemed company of the mobile innovators, pioneers and leaders that have won these coveted awards over the last two decades, many of whom have been game-changers in transforming the way that the world communicates.”

Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud is the most complete connected car platform in the global automotive industry. It connects vehicles and occupants with automotive manufacturers, dealers, traffic authorities, network operators, repair shops, content providers, media and more. Stakeholders in the automotive and technology ecosystems can now reach drivers and passengers in new ways to transform the driving experience, improve road safety and deliver new business opportunities.

The car is the newest frontier of the Networked Society. Ericsson is both leading and demonstrating how the Networked Society will redefine entertainment, deliver a new driving experience, connect everything that can be connected, and provide the same connected experience whether at home or on the go. Connected Vehicle Cloud is already connecting hundreds of thousands of Volvo Connected Cars in European, Chinese and American markets.

“Ericsson’s strengths as a systems integrator and managed services provider, coupled with our OSS/BSS portfolio have resulted in a solution that will play a large role in the evolution of the connected car,” said Elisabetta Romano, Vice President and Head of OSS and Service Enablement, Business Unit Support Solutions, Ericsson. “Drivers want services in real-time and in a personal context. Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud is the technology that will make this possible as the single point of connection for vehicles in the evolving connected car ecosystem.”

Part of Ericsson’s Transport and Automotive offerings, Connected Vehicle Cloud is based on the Ericsson Service Enablement Platform and connects application developers, government organizations, businesses, automotive manufacturers and consumers, and supports existing and future demands on scalability, security and flexibility in the global automotive industry. The result is a transformed driving experience and new opportunities for players in the automotive ecosystem.

For more information about Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud, visit connected vehicle cloud

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