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IoT and healthcare: creating powerful IoT networks, without much power

IoT and healthcare solutions: the perfect match

When it comes to functionality, today’s massive IoT solutions must meet three key requirements: extended coverage, long battery life and low device cost. As sensors and connected devices continue to be deployed at scale, it is critical that energy efficiency must be part of the IoT solution’s design from the start and not an afterthought. Continue reading

Future of rail freight transportation – going digital to increase volume and efficiency

Digitalization is changing the future of rail freight transportation.

The rail freight industry in Europe has to transform to increase its market share and ensure sustainable economic growth. Rail freight players are not fully connected to one another and cannot share important data with other modes of transport. The ability to do this would go a long way to improving customer service, gaining operational efficiencies, and securing volume growth of one of the most environmental friendly transport modes. Continue reading

5 tech trends that are transforming the world as we know it

Every year at Ericsson, the CTO has the pleasure of presenting the upcoming technology trends based on the answers to two key questions: What will the world look like in the decades ahead, from a technology point of view, and which of those technologies are most likely to place significant demands on the future network? Continue reading

You need to see how 5G will become your reality at Mobile World Congress Americas

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Using sports to show off the crazy cool features of 5G makes for some amazing video – see professional American football players playing with virtual reality (VR) goggles on, or professional basketball stars doing the same at the NBA All Star Game.  And – braving even faster speeds – here’s someone in Canada catching a baseball via VR. Continue reading

Digital supply chain transformation – sharing data to unlock the potential in logistics

sing connectivity for digital supply chain transformation.

Sharing data in logistics and transportation should be easier than shipping it. Continue reading

How a bold innovation is enabling real-time weather data

The impact of climate change is hard to ignore. Natural disasters, like major floods, are increasingly devastating communities worldwide. But what if you had more insight into precise weather information beyond what today’s technologies like radar, single-location stations, and satellites can provide? Continue reading

An AI will replace my job sooner than yours

An AI will replace my job sooner than yours

Our recent Ericsson Consumer & IndustryLab Creative Machines report states that as many as 1 in 5 think their own job will be replaced by a machine before they retire. Is that really a realistic figure?

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How to enable the IoT ecosystem in China

overcoming internet of things challenges.

By 2023, the number of cellular IoT connections will have grown to 3.5 billion at an annual growth rate of 30 percent – with the total number of connected devices reaching 31 billion – according to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report. Of these 3.5 billion cellular IoT connections, North East Asia is anticipated to account for 2.2 billion, representing a massive growth opportunity in China.

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What happened to my cloud connected home?

What happened to my cloud connected home?

About three years ago I wrote a blog post about my connected home, envisioning that we soon would have all our devices in the cloud. But to date, we are still pretty much in the same world as then. We have competing standards resulting in siloed solutions, with little or no cross-standard solutions.

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Eternal newbies but instant experts

Eternal newbies but instant experts

Have you ever felt like you are living life in the fast lane and slow lane at the exact same time? It seems to me that my short perspective is getting ever shorter and that makes the fact that my longer perspective isn’t moving increasingly hard to adjust for.

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