- Sponsorship of key research programs will realize the potential global impact of 5G on industry and society
- Joint research and development for innovative machine-type communication and Smart Sustainable Cities applications
- Cooperation underlines Ericsson 5G engagement in Europe
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has today announced new collaborations with prestigious universities King's College London and Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden). The collective efforts will focus on 5G research, addressing both the technical implications and the societal challenges of implementing the next-generation of communications technology.
Valter D'Avino, Ericsson Head of Region Western and Central Europe, says: "The collaboration with King's College London and TU Dresden will accelerate the momentum around smart sustainable cities, the Internet of Things and evolved industries powered by 5G in UK and Germany.
Ericsson is also leading the EU project METIS (Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for Twenty-twenty (2020) Information Society) and been a driving force of 5G PPP (5G Infrastructure Public-Private Partnership), in which vendors, operators and players from industries such as the automotive, utilities and automation sectors are working closely together.
5G is expected to begin its commercial rollout in 2020, by which time Ericsson believes that there will be up to 50 billion connected devices in the world, mainly in machine-to-machine communication.
5G networks will enable a wide variety of use cases such as evolved mobile broadband services, a range of machine-to-machine communication and media distribution. These services will demand diverse requirements on the performance of the networks.
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