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The cellular Internet of Things – technologies, standards and performance

With each new generation, cellular systems have evolved to provide support for new services and applications. Currently the fifth generation (5G) radio access network is under development and an important pillar in this project is support for the Internet of Things (IoT). Ericsson has since 3GPP Release 13 contributed to this development with the design of three new technologies for support of massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC). mMTC provides wireless connectivity for large number of network-enabled devices. This work is covered in detail in the recently published book ‘Cellular Internet of Things – Technologies, Standards and Performance’ authored by me and my colleagues Mårten Sundberg, Y.-P. Eric Wang, Johan Bergman and Joachim Sachs.

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Smart Contracts for Identities

In the digitally connected world of Internet-of-Things (IoT), secure identities are crucial to achieve trustworthy generation and management of information. When facing tens of billions of devices, though, we can no longer rely on the means for managing devices and identities that are used today, where a substantial amount of manual intervention is required.

In our latest post in a series on secure identities, we will talk about smart contracts and digital identities and show how identity brokering facilitates identity and trust management for IoT devices.

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Evaluating IoT networks – Summer in the Labs

Capabilities and performance of IoT networks have been in focus for Vinay, doing his internship in the Machine Intelligence research group in Chennai, India.

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 during the summer 2017.

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A changing perception of Ericsson – Summer in the Labs

After this summer’s internship in one Radio research department, Simon is impressed by the accomplishments and impact Ericsson has on 5G and IoT standards.

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 during the summer 2017.

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Secure brokering of digital identities

Secure digital identities are critical to achieving trust in our increasingly connected world – both for sending and receiving information but also to manage the devices. As the number of mobile devices enters the billions, we can no longer manage devices the way we do today, with a lot of manual intervention required.

In this post, we examine digital identities and offer a glimpse into how an Ericsson Research solution dynamically controlled access to WiFi networks by combining traditional identity management for SIM cards with blockchain-based management of device identities.

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5G for latency-critical IoT applications

5G not only promises increased data rates but also targets new use cases important to the IoT ecosystem. Therefore, one of its distinguishing features will be the provision of low-latency data communication for machine type applications. We are investigating the use of 5G for latency-critical IoT applications in the collaborative research project, Fast Wireless, a German government funded initiative involving large and small companies, research institutes and universities.

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