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5G NR release 16 – start of the 5G Evolution

The finalization of the 3GPP release 15 in June this year was a major milestone in many respects. The first 5G New Radio (NR) specifications are complete and commercial deployments will be available by the end of this year. It is also the basis for the continuous evolution of 5G NR technology, spanning across multiple releases, to further improve performance and address new use cases. The first step of this evolution was recently taken when several 3GPP working groups met in Gothenburg, Sweden, to start the work on release 16.

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5G NR: The Next Generation Wireless Access

OFDM, ultra-lean, mini-slots, beam-centric, …. these are just some of the many words and acronyms being used in conjunction with 5G and it is easy to get lost among all the terms and technology components. We believe our recently released book 5G NR: The Next Generation Wireless Access Technology, fills an important need for those interested in the recently released 5G NR standard. The book describes the standard in detail, both the technologies as such but also why specific technologies were decided to be included in the standard.

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Cellular technologies for Industry 4.0 – Ericsson, Fraunhofer IPT and GF at IMTS

The Industrial Manufacturing Show takes place September 10-15 in Chicago. For 90 years, IMTS has been the premier manufacturing technology show in the northern hemisphere with 2000+ exhibitors and over 100 000 visitors. Ericsson will join Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IP and Georg Fischer Machining Solutions to present our joint collaboration on adaptive manufacturing, where production of engine components is optimized in real time.

This is the first time the 5G manufacturing application will be showcased on US soil.

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Aiming for impact on tomorrow’s information society

“Learning about the world of science, technology and business for impactful technological development in infocommunications” – this is how I formulated my professional mission statement a couple of years ago at the beginning of my career. This blog post describes what my head-in-the-clouds mission statement means, how I identify impactfulness, and why it is an exciting professional goal for me as a PhD student intern at Ericsson Research.

Students from many different fields join Ericsson Research for internships or thesis work. You could be next. Follow our blog to learn about the students at Ericsson Research this summer.

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Accelerating the integration of audio codecs

This year, our Software Engineering student Philip got the chance to travel north to join the Ericsson Research internship program. Here he is learning more about audio coding in a project aimed at integrating new audio codecs into different platforms.

Students from many different fields join Ericsson Research for internships or thesis work. You could be next. Follow our blog to learn about the students at Ericsson Research this summer.

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Photonic integration becomes a reality

Silicon photonics uses silicon as a miniaturized optical medium for transmitting and switching data at very high speeds. In the recently concluded IRIS project, we demonstrated the full potential of silicon photonics technology, integrating in a silicon chip only a few millimeters large thousands of complex nanoscale optical circuits that are able to process Terabit/s of data, as well as the relevant control electronic circuits.

This is a world record – never before have so many optical circuits been integrated together with their electrical control circuits on the same 3D chip.

What is more, they can be mass produced at low cost and with high miniaturization, unleashing a range of new optical devices for 5G networks, data centers and optical transport networks. The project results exceeded expectations and the integrated switch device performed better than the specifications defined in the early phase of the project. Learn more here!

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Test your 5G application in the Urban ICT Arena

The 5G test platform that Ericsson offers to innovators and service developers in the Urban ICT Arena (UICTA) now includes an edge cloud. Applications that need to be executed close to the end user – in other words, those that need very low latency or deal with a lot of local data – can now be tested in a real network environment. Find out more about this test environment and how it can support faster application development.

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5G and eye-tracking enabling mobile VR

How do we cope with the anticipated huge demands on bandwidth and device computational power coming from high-quality virtual reality as video resolutions grow higher and higher? Researchers from Ericsson Research, the Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, and Tobii have demonstrated how bandwidth and device computational requirements can be dramatically reduced by using smart eye-tracking combined with low-latency 5G networks and distributed cloud. This allows network service providers to provide excellent experiences at a fraction of the network burden.

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