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Team Adelaide Bio AUV, from Australia, has won the 2019 Ericsson Innovation Awards competition for its approach to limiting climate change through autonomous underwater vehicles.
Ericsson delivered 5G network equipment for a new pilot network that was launched on December 11 in the city of Helsingør, Denmark. Local partners and municipal customers have been granted access to test new services on the 5G network.
Ericsson, Telia and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have partnered to show that you don’t need wheels, or roads, to benefit from 5G-enabled driverless transport.
- Early technology adopter consumers expect an Internet of Senses by 2030, enabling a new service economy based on digital sensory experiences
- With the human brain as the user interface, consumers expect devices to respond to thoughts, creating a new interaction paradigm
- Most consumers believe that Internet of Senses’ services will make society more environmentally sustainable
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- Ericsson has entered into a three-year Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve criminal charges related to violations of the FCPA. This relates to accounting violations of the FCPA in five countries including in Djibouti where there is also a charge of bribery. In the agreement, the DOJ agrees to defer the prosecution of those charges and to have them dismissed at the end of the term in exchange for Ericsson complying with the conditions of the DPA. Conditions include a payment by Ericsson of a fine of USD 520,650,432. As part of the resolution with the DOJ, Ericsson's Egyptian subsidiary has entered a guilty plea to the bribery charge in Djibouti.
- Separately, Ericsson agreed to resolve civil charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to allegations of violations of the bribery and accounting provisions of the FCPA. Ericsson agreed to the entry of a judgment enjoining it from future violations of the FCPA and it agreed to pay a financial sanction of USD 458,380,000, plus pre-judgment interest of USD 81,540,000.
- As part of the settlement, Ericsson has agreed to engage an independent compliance monitor for a period of three years while the Company continues to undertake significant reforms to strengthen its Ethics & Compliance program.
- The combined payment of USD 1.06 b. (SEK 10.1 b.) as per above is fully covered by the SEK 11.5 b. provision taken in Q3 2019.
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Ericsson and Azerbaijani communications service provider Azercell have signed a three-year 5G Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) spaning the joint deployment of 5G projects, trials, and use cases.
• Data call connects Bern, Switzerland and Gold Coast, Australia using Ericsson Spectrum Sharing over live commercial 5G networks and commercial form factor 5G smartphones
• Milestone shows dynamic spectrum sharing supports 5G smartphones, enabling service providers to quickly launch 5G services over a wide area and expand 5G coverage
• Ericsson, together with industry leaders OPPO, Qualcomm Technologies, Swisscom and Telstra, move towards commercial dynamic spectrum sharing
- Three-to-five-year Orange contract extension covers Belgium, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, and Spain
- Ericsson Operations Engine, an AI-driven operating model, will be implemented to enhance Orange subscribers’ user experience
- Deal will see additional use of AI and automation of operations