White papers

White papers

These white papers present Ericsson’s official position or standpoint on a particular ICT topic. They explore issues related to the development of markets, business or technology. White papers are future-looking and cover areas highly relevant for our current and potential customers, as well as our own business interests.

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Edge computing and deployment strategies for communication service providers

Communication Service Providers (CSP) are looking for new revenue sources to grow their businesses, especially in the enterprise area which will be increasingly important in the future. According to the Ericsson report “5G for business: a 2030 market compass”, by 2030 up to USD 700 billion of the 5G-enabled, business-to-business value could be addressed by CSPs.

FEB 12, 2020 | White paper

Cellular IoT in the 5G era

Almost every industry can be transformed with cellular IoT. The connectivity needs of all industries can be addressed by four multi-purpose IoT segments, which efficiently co-exist in one 5G network. These segments are Massive IoT, Broadband IoT, Critical IoT and Industrial Automation IoT.

FEB 06, 2020 | White paper

Cellular networks for Massive IoT

New radio access technologies are available specifically targeting the connectivity requirements of Massive Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

JAN 29, 2020 | White paper

Critical capabilities for private 5G networks

A new generation of private 5G networks is emerging to address critical wireless communication requirements in public safety, operations of industries and critical infrastructure. These private networks are physical or virtual cellular systems that have been deployed for private use by a government, company or group of companies.

DEC 19, 2019 | White paper

Security in 5G RAN and core deployments

Telecommunication networks are evolving every day. Advanced technologies such as 5G, IoT, and virtualization services may also affect the security of networks.

NOV 29, 2019 | White paper

Bringing 5G networks indoors

With 5G networks now on the air from Tier One operators around the world, there is significant excitement about this new technology and what it means for the future.

NOV 19, 2019 | White paper

Privacy in mobile networks − How to embrace privacy by design

This Ericsson whitepaper explains why, as the world becomes more digitalized, telecom service providers need to ensure end-to-end privacy by design.

JUN 18, 2019 | White paper

Performance verification for 5G NR deployments

This Ericsson whitepaper explains how, in spite of the myriad design solution options and the restrictions associated with some deployments, 5G NR performance verification doesn’t have to be complex.

APR 05, 2019 | White paper

ONAP and the telecom industry’s open-source journey

Network operators’ ability to capitalize on the opportunities arising from new technologies such as the cloud and 5G requires a significant reduction in the fragmentation and complexity within the operations support area.

MAR 18, 2019 | White paper

Cellular IoT Evolution for Industry Digitalization

This Ericsson white paper describes the evolution of Cellular IoT from the more basic use cases and less demanding characteristics of Massive IoT

JAN 31, 2019 | White paper

Drones and networks: Ensuring safe and secure operations

Mobile networks are well suited to support low-altitude drone communication and to be integrated with drone traffic management systems to enhance the safety and security of drone operations.

NOV 29, 2018 | White paper

Advanced antenna systems for 5G networks

Recent technology developments have made advanced antenna systems (AAS) a viable option for large scale deployments in existing 4G and future 5G mobile networks.

NOV 15, 2018 | White paper

How to bridge the gaps between business, IT and networks

To gain the agility required in the digital age, operators benefit from adopting a digital telco approach that transforms both the front and back ends of their business.

JUL 17, 2018 | White paper

Artificial intelligence and machine learning in next-generation systems

5G, the next generation of mobile communication, will play a similar role in the evolution of digitalizing industries as cloud technologies have for the web industry.

JUN 06, 2018 | White paper

Ensuring critical communication with a secure national symbiotic network

Governments that want to deploy their own dedicated networks for mission-critical communication stand to gain substantial benefits by doing so using commercial cellular 3GPP technology.

MAY 24, 2018 | White paper

Communication services over LTE, Wi-Fi and 5G

With the accelerating global expansion of mobile broadband, the strong growth of LTE, and 5G just around the corner, the rationale for evolving today’s circuit-switched voice networks to all-IP using voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology is stronger than ever.

APR 19, 2018 | White paper

Signaling security

According to Ericsson Mobility Report, November 2017 [1], communication services have become an integrated part of daily life, with billions of subscribers worldwide counting on operators to protect their privacy.

APR 18, 2018 | White paper

5G security - enabling a trustworthy 5G system

Connected devices and mobile applications require wireless network access that is resilient, secure and able to protect individuals' privacy, and the 5G system is designed with these requirements in mind.

MAR 26, 2018 | White paper

Telecom IT for the digital economy

The rapidly expanding digital economy has exposed a clear gap in both the architecture and operational capabilities of telecom IT systems.

OCT 27, 2017 | White paper

Bluetooth mesh networking

Bluetooth mesh, officially launched in July 2017, is a highly anticipated addition to the Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity space.

JUL 22, 2017 | White paper

IoT security - protecting the networked society

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding rapidly, and is expected to comprise 18 billion connected devices by 2022.

JUN 01, 2017 | White paper

5G security - scenarios and solutions

Security and privacy are cornerstones for 5G to become a platform for the networked society.

JUN 01, 2017 | White paper

Open standards: together we innovate

IPR and FRAND licensing driving high performance connectivity for all

JAN 30, 2017 | White paper

5G systems - Enabling the transformation of industry and society

A digital transformation is taking place in almost every industry, disrupting and making us rethink our ways of working.

JAN 01, 2017 | White paper