Future technologies leader Ericsson, in collaboration with the Brazilian government, would deploy various technologies to develop networked society in the South American country. The Ministry of Communications of Brazil and Ericsson have partnered to deploy proof-points of the Networked Society in Brazil.
The partnership will create a Networked Society Lab in Brazil to test new technologies and measure the positive impact of Internet of Things (IoT) projects including smart water, agriculture, rainforest protection, disaster prevention and monitoring applications.
In the recent times the internet of things or IoT is being seen and deployed as game changing technologies for various pressing issues like protecting the endangered animals, predicting and preventing natural calamities, and in many areas associated with agriculture, health, security and education.
“The Internet of Things is quickly emerging as a very significant agent of transformation as it blends the physical and digital worlds. By cooperating with Ericsson’s Networked Society Lab, we will better understand and be at the forefront of how we can sustainably improve agriculture, smart cities, energy and industrial production, among other areas, in Brazil,” said André Figueiredo, Minister of Communications, Government of Brazil.
The Networked Society Lab in Brazil will be inaugurated on April 29, 2016 in the presence of the Minister of Communications. The project is part of the Ericsson Innovation Center that works in cooperation with universities, customers, suppliers and development agencies to foster the IoT ecosystem in Brazil and Latin America.
“This Networked Society Lab illustrates our commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Lab will help bring Brazil one step closer to 5G, where new device and sensor technologies leverage network connectivity to power a variety of use cases, such as smarter solutions in agriculture and natural disaster prevention,” said Ulf Ewaldsson, Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson.
The Ericsson Innovation Center in Latin America employs 460 people and has filed 80 patents (42 in Brazil) related to connected buses and bus stops in Goiânia, as well as the public safety solution deployed in São José dos Campos.