Bharti Airtel and Ericsson said that they have successfully conducted India’s first trial of Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology over a LIVE LTE network.
Ericsson has established a Centre of Excellence (CoE) and Innovation Lab for 5G in the country at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. This first-of-its-kind 5G innovation Lab, which has been set up by Ericsson for Indian industry and academia to leverage, is dedicated to the nation by the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications (I/C) and Minister of State for Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha, together with Börje Ekholm, President & CEO, Ericsson, at the IIT Delhi.
Ericsson conducts India’s first 5G over-the-air beam tracking demonstration on 3.5GHz spectrum using a pre-commercial end-to-end system, including 5G-NR, VRAN and VCORE. The demonstration includes 3GPP 5G NR Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) antenna technology with adaptive beam-forming and beam-tracking techniques to deliver robust and sustained mobile broadband communications. By beam steering, a highly-focused beam, a stronger radio signal with higher data throughput is delivered over a greater distance using less energy. The results are spectral efficiency enhancement and gains for capacity, cell edge throughput and mean user throughput….For More Info: https://varindia.com/news/ericsson-sets-up-centre-of-excellence-and-innovation-lab-for-5g-in-india
Ericsson will strengthen the global Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem with Microsoft by enabling enterprises to speed up the time it takes to launch mobile network-based IoT services. Ericsson IoT Accelerator allows enterprises to deploy their IoT solutions using Azure, which connects them directly to the ecosystem of mobile operators using the connectivity management service delivered by the Ericsson Device Connection Platform (DCP) which is part of the Ericsson IoT Accelerator.
Ericsson IoT Accelerator provides a continuous incremental set of functionality offered as a service to enable agile creation and deployment of solutions for IoT.
The connectivity management service of the Ericsson IoT Accelerator allows telecom operators to design, launch and evolve managed IoT connectivity offerings towards enterprises requiring cellular connectivity. It also provides enterprises with full control and automation capabilities to handle the connectivity for their IoT devices. By cooperating with the continuously growing number of other telecom operators connected to Ericsson DCP, telecom operators can address the needs of global enterprises without making one-off investments alone. The platform gives the enterprise a unified service experience for their entire device fleet….Read More
Ericsson has announced a series of organizational and structural changes to strengthen strategy execution to drive growth and profitability. Over the past number of years, Ericsson has made a number of key strategic decisions designed to build new revenue areas and to drive efficiencies in the core business. This includes exiting the handset and modems businesses, an enhanced partnership strategy on IP, and investments to build targeted growth areas with strong focus on software and professional services.
Hans Vestberg, President & CEO, Ericsson, says, “We are not satisfied with our overall growth and profitability development over the past years. We are today announcing further actions to accelerate strategy execution and to drive efficiency and growth across the company even harder. We will create a leaner, more fit for purpose organization, to cater for the needs of different customer segments and to faster capture market opportunities. As 5G, the Internet of Things, and Cloud drive the next phase of industry development, the time is just right to make these changes.”Read more
MapR Technologies has formed a partnership with Ericsson with the purpose of working together to drive innovation for digital industrialization. The partnership will leverage the MapR Converged Data Platform to enable efficient processing and analyzing of information from multiple sources in real-time to support mission-critical application deployments at scale and effectively deliver customer value.
“Ericsson has been chosen to partner with MapR for its leadership in powering innovative data applications for some of the world’s largest organizations,” said Peter Hartlev, head of PL data and storage, cloud, Ericsson. “The MapR Platform is uniquely architected to unify open source with the utility-grade features our customers require, such as security, high-performance, reliability, and scale.”Read more
Ericsson has announced that Telstra will be deploying its full stack telecom cloud solution, including Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) to improve customer experience and support the development of compelling new customer services.
Enabling networking slicing, this solution will support enterprises which are in mining, public safety, agriculture, manufacturing, utilities and other industries. Enterprises can cost-effectively have their own network slice adapted to their business needs, which will assist in driving growth and productivity in their businesses…For More Details
Bharti Airtel and Ericsson have inked a deal over rollout of 4G (LTE-FDD) network in Delhi. The two companies have also signed an agreement to expand 3G WCDMA network across eight telecom circles in India. Both the agreements are for four years.
Ericsson will enable Bharti Airtel to meet growing customer demand for mobile broadband services while delivering superior network performance. On 4G, Airtel subscribers will be able to enjoy an improved smartphone experience, with faster web browsing, downloads, video on demand, and many other services.
Abhay Savargaonkar, CTO, Bharti Airtel, said, “The Delhi market is currently experiencing a rapid increase in the uptake of data-centric services. We have made investment in high-speed 4G network to improve the data experience of the customer. We are delighted to partner with Ericsson to offer a world-class 4G experience for our customers in Delhi.”
As part of the 4G contract, Ericsson will provide its multi-standard radio equipment from the Ericsson RBS 6000 base station family for macro and small cell networks. The agreement also includes deployment of Ericsson’s LTE RAN software for Bharti Airtel. The solution works seamlessly with the existing 2G and 3G networks deployed by Ericsson. In addition to Delhi, Ericsson has also partnered Bharti Airtel to deploy LTE networks in four other circles…Read more
Ericsson has signed an agreement with Sterlite Technologies to work together in driving Smart Sustainable City initiatives in India in line with the Government’s vision of Digital India. Under the agreement, Ericsson will collaborate with Sterlite to design a roadmap and deploy solutions and services required to create a fully functioning knowledge-based society.The alliance will design, deploy, integrate and manage solutions in areas such as communications, public safety, intelligent transport and smart grid solutions, which will enable the establishment of sustainable smart cities in India.
Dr Anand Agarwal, CEO, Sterlite Technologies, said, “Sterlite is working closely with the Government to drive smart sustainable city initiatives and supports Digital India programme. We acknowledge Ericsson’s leadership in enabling the Networked Society across the world and are collaborating with Ericsson to implement the Programme.”
Chris Houghton Head of Region India Ericsson 300×300 Ericsson to drive Smart City initiatives with Sterlite TechnologiesChris Houghton, Head of Region India, Ericsson, said, “Ericsson is playing a crucial role in the creation of Networked Society and is also a driving force in changes that are currently taking place in the business landscape of many industries. Our partnership with Sterlite coupled with our globally proven competencies, experience of smart sustainable city deployments and cutting-edge technological expertise will help attain the goals of Digital India.”
Ericsson has signed an MoU with the South Korean operator KT for collaboration in the IoT (Internet of Things) area. KT and Ericsson identified LTE-MTC (Machine Type Communications) network and IoT service based on the network as the collaboration items, considering battery life, coverage and complexity of devices. KT and Ericsson are targeting at 1H, 2016 for verification of LTE-MTC technology and relevant IoT services.
Kyounglim Yun, Head of Future Convergence Business Office of KT, said, “KT will keep developing useful and innovative IoT services through strategic partnership we set with Ericsson. I hope the co-work with Ericsson will accelerate the advancement of the future proof IoT network and allow us to quickly reach the customers with useful IoT services.”
Arun Bansal, Sr Vice-President & Head of Business Unit Radio, Ericsson, said, “Cellular networks already provide the coverage and performance that is needed to support IoT services, so we look forward to collaborating with KT to enhance both networks and devices to even more efficiently address IoT opportunities in Korea. We are also working closely with KT on 5G technology, which will include an evolution of today’s LTE and innovations driven by new IoT use cases.” See more
Ericsson did not reveal the details of the deal. The networking supplier will provide managed services including content management and preparation, digital rights management, subscriber management and billing and advertising insertion for multiple devices and platforms.
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