Experts have long tried to understand whether the increased digitalization of societies will lead to drastically higher levels of energy consumption, with some arguing that the ICT industry’s environmental footprint is bound to increase at the same rate as the rapidly growing data volume. Happily, our growing body of research continues to show that this is….
In this post, Ruchi Verma, IoT Offering Lead, explores how infrastructure resilience can be strengthened with Ericsson Connected Environmental Monitoring. In 2010 the IoT Council first declared April 9 as IoT Day. This year the council hosted IoT Day events around the world on the theme of IoT for Social Good, with infrastructure resilience being one of the key….
Ericsson is one of several partners that have been working together with the Swedish city of Gothenburg for the past 15 months on the Fossil-free Energy Districts (FED) project. The purpose of the project is to develop an innovative district-level energy system that integrates electric power, heating and cooling in an effort to reduce overall energy….
It’s been a year since the last Earth Hour and now the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is encouraging everyone to share their stories about how to address climate action using the hashtag #connect2earth. So far, I’ve read several amazing personal examples that illustrate what each and every one of us can do. But….
The New York Times recently published a long and informative article called The robots are coming and Sweden is fine. Among other things, it highlights a visit to the New Boliden mine in Garpenberg, Sweden, where workers in a control room use computer screens and joysticks to remotely steer mining equipment. Instead of inhaling dust….
When the Global Goals were launched in 2015, Ericsson was there, leading our industry in embracing the goals as a common framework for measuring impact on society. Our thought-lead report on the role of ICT in accelerating the achievement of the SDGs outlined the potential. Since its inception in 2010 we have played an active….
From the time I started studying at the Stockholm School of Economics, I have been fascinated by the concept of productivity. Productivity improvements, after all, play a key role in spurring economic development, which in turn creates a wide range of new opportunities that enable more people to get out of poverty. As the Nobel laureate Paul….
It’s that time of year again – on Saturday, March 25th between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. in every time zone around the world, we are all invited to support Earth Hour by turning off our lights to raise awareness about climate action. A variety of activities are scheduled at Ericsson headquarters and at many of….
Like most operators, Vodafone Netherlands has seen tremendous growth in mobile network traffic in recent years, which has required continuous investment in extra network capacity and new technologies. Since Vodafone Netherlands is committed to ensuring that their energy consumption does not grow at the same pace as network traffic, they have been especially receptive to….
The latest Ericsson Mobility Report summarizes a research paper Ericsson has published that shows ICT solutions could help reduce global GHG emissions by up to 15 percent by 2030, which amounts to around 10 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e), more than the current carbon footprint of the EU and US combined.