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Founding Partner

Ericsson holds the Presidency of the Electrum Foudation Board. Ericsson is a world leader in the rapidly changing environment of communications technology – providing equipment, software and services to enable transformation through mobility. Some 40 percent of global mobile traffic runs through networks they have supplied. More than 1 billion subscribers around the world rely every day on networks managed by Ericsson. With more than 39,000 granted patents, they have one of the industry’s strongest intellectual property rights portfolios.

Ericsson’s vision

is a Networked Society, where every person and every industry is empowered to reach their full potential.

Actions within Urban ICT Arena

Ericsson’s aim in Urban ICT Arena is to develop and test Proof of Concepts of future IT and communication based services, and to showcase interesting and spectacular projects.

5G networks will include new capabilities in many dimensions: tremendous flexibility, lower energy requirements, greater capacity, bandwidth, security, reliability and data rates, as well as lower latency and device costs.

Some examples:
1. The ability to download a full-length HD movie in seconds.
2. Quick reaction time (low latency) to enable remote surgery.
3. The ability to spin up virtual networks on-demand with network slicing.
4. Battery lifetimes beyond 10 years for remote cellular devices.

This will enable industries to transform by creating opportunities for new use cases that we haven’t yet dreamed of, new markets, and radically new business models.

Read more about Ericsson’s journey to 5G here.

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Article written by Petra Dalunde