Italy, the land of telecommunication firsts!
|9:30||Registration and Welcome coffee - Demo area open
Moderator: Barbara Carfagna, anchorwoman
|10:30 - 13:00||
First Session '5G:Today and Tomorrow: the role of Italy'
|10:30 - 10:45||
|10:45 - 11:05||The role of technology
Erik Ekudden, Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson
|11:05 - 11:45||Keynote 'Looking into the future'
Prof Mischa Dohler, Chair Professor, Dept of Informatics, King's College London, UK
|12:00 - 12:45||Panel: 'Experiences and expectations on 5G'
|12:45 - 13:00||Digital Transformation and 5G in Italy
Mirella Liuzzi, Secretary of the Presidency of the Chamber of Deputies
Antonio Nicita, Commissioner AGCOM
|13:00 - 15:00||Lunch and demo experience (non-stop all day)|
|15:00 - 17.00||Second Session 'From Research to Innovation'
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|15:00 - 15:15||R&S in Italy
Alessandro Pane, R&D Director, Ericsson Italia
|15:15 - 15:35||
Joakim Sorelius, Head of Development Unit Networks, Ericsson
|15:35 - 15:55||Roberto Cingolani, Direttore scientifico dell'Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)|
|15:55 - 16:15||Verizon speaker|
|16:15 - 16:50||CTO Round Table
|16:50 - 17:00||Marco Bucci, Major of Genoa|
|17:00||Ego Program Launch and Closing
Alessandro Francolini, Managing director Ericsson Italia
|Cocktails and cake for 100 years of Ericsson in Italy|
Major of Genoa
CTO at Linkem (Italy)
Head of Strategy, Vodafone Italy
Marketing & Customer experience Officer, Fastweb
Direttore scientifico dell'Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Mario Di Mauro
Chief Strategy Officer, TIM
Chair Professor, Dept of Informatics, King's College London, UK
Chief Technology Officer, Wind Tre
Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson
Head of Innovation, Comau
Chief Technology Officer, Fastweb
Secretary of the Presidency of the Chamber of Deputies
R&D Director, Ericsson Italia
Chief Technology Officer di Telecom Italia
Amministratore Delegato, Ericsson Italia
Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone Italy
Head of Development Unit Networks, Ericsson
Innovation Manager, Ducati
CEO Office Director di Wind Tre
The demo area will present a selection of Ericsson's end-to-end portfolio, including 5G, 4G, IoT, OSS / BSS, virtualization. We will also have a space dedicated to innovation and R & D, with several partners.
Consumer & Enterprise App
Two gamers compete in VR games connected over Network Radio low latency. The low latency, high throughput characteristics of 5G provide an excellent experience in cloud based, real-time, multi-player, immersive gaming.
This demo will show how different musicians positioned in different placeswill play in real time thanks to 5G. By modifying the latency provided by the MusiConnect interface it will be possible to understand how the latter will impact performance.
Thanks to 5G it will be possible to deliver an immersive experience to allow to different users places in different locations, to collaborate and work together via PC Platform and VR glasses.
This demo will show an intelligent robotic system capable of performing various activities, including assembly, management and packaging, using 5G technology for connectivity and coordination between robot / sensor and remote controller in the cloud.
5G network technologies
Ericsson Radio System for smart robots
Ericsson Radio System provides higher capacity and lower latency connection leveraging on the complete Ericsson Transport portfolio that includes Fronthaul and Mobile Backhaul equipment. This enables the full mobility to last generation of humanoid robots to physically interact with the environment and with people.
Evolved photonic integration in Silicon
Silicon Photonics is emerging to innovate ICT networks with two main challenges: miniaturizing the optical medium to transmit and exchange data at very high speeds demonstrated by 3D silicon photonic chip, and intrinsically optimizing overall energy consumption demonstrated by First Graphene photonic chip with no thermal control.
5G Optical Devices
5G high capacity networks require to expand the use of optical technologies up to the radio access, while balancing performances vs Total Cost of Ownership, size and power consumption. New front edge technologies are exploited to implement their usage inside the Ericsson Radio System.
Dynamic Licensing for IoT
License Gateway becomes dynamic and integrates the more recent SW Cloud technologies like blockchain and microservices. Real time licenses distribution can be applied to new IoT services developed on the Ericsson IoT Accelerator Platform. This use case shows examples of application of smart contracts for electrical car refueling.
Lawful Interception applied to IoT
Ericsson Lawful Interception enlarges its scope including new IoT applications and offers enriched regulatory monitoring features. The use case demonstrates the acquisition of audio/video information related to people under surveillance via a Smart Glasses device integrated in the Ericsson IoT Accelerator Platform.
Radio spectrum management
Radio spectrum is even more a valuable asset and an effectively management can require dedicated equipment. Ericsson Network Manager is integrating the Spectrum Analyzer function, leveraging on network resources. This increases the network efficiency and troubleshooting capability reducing site local visit and associated cost of operation.
Artificial Intelligence for Network Analysis
Network management can benefit of new Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning capabilities to predict events, to plan preventive maintenance, to speed up fails resolution. Two use cases will demonstrate the prediction of optical modules faults avoiding unscheduled tower climbs, and the automatic troubleshooting of network anomalies in service nodes.
Network Management for secure robotics
Network Management enables an effective user control and prevents any unauthorized access being this essential also for new services related to the usage of Medical Robotics in a domestic environment. Security and remote management are needed to protect the robots and the patient data.
100 years in Italy
That of Ericsson in Italy is a story of innovations, primates and transformations. A Swedish company with an Italian heart. In 100 years of presence in Italy, Ericsson has contributed to the widespread dissemination of network infrastructures, first fixed and now mobile. From the production of telephone materials and line commutators to 5G networks and research on graphene, the history of Ericsson in Italy is the symbol of the evolution of telecommunications in the world.
1918, the year of foundation
The history of Ericsson in Italy began in 1918 together with that of FATME (Telephone Equipment Factory and Electrical Equipment), founded in Rome on 3 October 1918, when in Italy there is 1 telephone for every 500 inhabitants.
The first FATME customers are the State Telephones, the Officine del Genio Civile and the Ferrovie dello Stato. They produce local battery-powered switchboards, battery-powered table devices, arresters, ringtones, valves, line switches, ammeters and other measuring instruments, intercommunicating systems for both internal and urban lines.
The Made in Italy telephone (1931s)
In 1931 Ericsson launched the first Bakelite desk phone in Sweden. It will be the Ericsson-FATME to bring in Italy the production of this type of telephone, becoming the first national company to deal with the technology of printing plastics and thermoplastics.
In the same years, SIELTE (Ericsson System and Telephone Installations Company) extends its field of action to the installation of networks. Thus, Ericsson makes a significant contribution to the improvement of telephone systems in our country.
The advent of direct dialing(60s)
In 1960 Via Anagnina became the headquarters of Ericsson in Italy , a very advanced campus.
It is in the mid-sixties that the SIP and the State Telephone Company decide to speed up the time to carry out the direct dialing throughout the national territory. The FATME, which now exceeds 3,000 employees, builds three new factories to meet the demand: the plants of Pagani (Salerno), Avezzano and Sulmona (L'Aquila) are born. Italy will make the national selection before France.
1978 - R&D is born in Italy
In the Seventies FATME produces and inserts for the first time in the Italian network electronic inter-city centers (AKE). The first AKE power plant came into operation in Palermo in 1975.
This result follows the strategic decision of the group to create an R & D division in Italy, initially dedicated exclusively to the adaptation of the equipment of the parent company to the Italian market, then gradually assuming the role of global competence center for the whole Ericsson. From 1978 the FATME Research and Development Department was born in Rome.
From electronics to digital (in the fixed network)
In 1982 FATME installed the first digital power station in Italy in Naples. It's called AX, and it will become the most widespread central in the world.
In 1984, with a wider installation of the AXE power plants in Italy, a fundamental change took place: it is possible to connect directly with the desired number, without going through the switchboard. We are entering a new era of telecommunications: the encumbrance of a digital plant is 7 times lower than an electromechanical plant, with at the same time a significantly higher level of efficiency. From now on the phone becomes available to everyone.
The mobile revolution
The nineties bring the news of mobile networks in Italy. The TACS network became operational in 1990 in all the cities hosting the football World Cup and on all the motorways connecting them. FATME supplies AXE telephone exchanges and the management system; Italtel and Telettra radio base stations, built under the Ericsson license.
The era of GSM began in October 1992: Ericsson is the technological partner chosen by the then SIP.
In order to move from a fundamentally business to consumer customer base, the "Family" tariff is invented by SIP / Telecom Italia, then the "prepaid card", an innovation made in Italy and then spread all over the world, launched in 1996 thanks to Ericsson.
The launch of UMTS
In 2000 Tre is one of the five winners of the tender for UMTS frequencies in Italy; first, with Ericsson as a partner, he started building the third generation mobile network in record time, installing 2000 radio stations in just one year.
At the end of 2002, the Minister of Communications, Gasparri, made the first telephone call to the world on a third-generation commercial network on the Tre network.
The launch of UMTS to the public takes place on 3/3/2003.
Records in 5G and in photonics
In 2013 Ericsson entered the Guinness Book of Records, reaching the speed of 1 Terabit per second on the fiber optic network of Telstra, the leading Australian operator. The technology at the base is developed in the research center of Ericsson in Italy, in Pisa, in collaboration with the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies and the National Laboratory of Photonic Networks CNIT.
Since 2016 Ericsson has been launching, first in Italy, the experiments on 5G technology, with projects involving some of its most important customers in the cities of Turin, Rome, Genoa.
New record in December 2017 when, in the context of Turin Polytechnic, Ericsson and TIM carry out the first public experimentation of the 5G network, reaching speeds of 20 Gbps.