Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is named a winner in the 2013 CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards competition, which honors the industry's most innovative new wireless products and services in mobile apps, consumer electronics, enterprise and vertical markets, and network. Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud took First Place in the Enterprise Solution - General Business category for its innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall "wow" factor.
"This year's awards highlight the awe-inspiring and significant impact the wireless industry has on every sector and on our daily lives. We're pleased to showcase the vision and ingenuity from our industry at CTIA 2013, which is North America's largest mobile marketplace. We congratulate Ericsson on its Connected Vehicle Cloud for its E-Tech Award," said CTIA Vice President and Show Director Robert Mesirow.
Ericsson's Connected Vehicle Cloud delivers significant opportunity for stakeholders in the automotive and technology ecosystems to reach drivers and passengers in new ways. Based on the Ericsson Service Enablement Platform, it connects application developers, government organizations, businesses, automotive manufacturers and consumers. It targets 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
"The automotive industry is an increasingly global business, and connecting vehicles demands a new profitable innovative business model that will leverage the potential of the automotive ecosystem and connect the car with other connected industries," said Per Borgklint, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Support Solutions, Ericsson. "The Connected Vehicle Cloud builds on and combines today's telecom network capabilities and delivers dramatically improved quality of experience. We are thrilled to be recognized for the innovation this solution brings to market as we help to advance the connected vehicle market."
Nearly 300 CTIA E-Tech entries were judged by a panel of highly-respected industry experts, reporters and analysts. The winners were announced during the CTIA Conference at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.
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