Eyeing 5G, IoT Ericsson Opens Experience Center In India

Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson has opened an experience center, called Ericsson Studio, in Gurugram, India to showcase its innovations and solutions around 5G and IoT. The center was inaugurated by Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary -Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Govt. of India and Klas Molin, Ambassador of Sweden to India.

This is the fourth such center in the world set up by Ericsson, the other three are in Stockholm, Silicon Valley and Shanghai.

Ericsson Studios world over house innovations in mobile technologies and futuristic use-cases on 5G and IoT. Visitors at the Experience Studio can interact with subject experts and see how evolving technology ecosystems will drive the transformation of businesses and societies.

Ericsson recently also set up a 5G Center of Excellence and Innovation Lab at IIT Delhi. The initiative is designed to fast-track 5G deployments in the country by bringing together telecom ecosystems, academia, industry and start-ups

Inaugurating the Ericsson Studio, Ms. Aruna Sundararajan Secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Govt. of India said, “I would like to congratulate Ericsson for setting up this Studio and Experience Center today. With the pace at which technology is evolving, initiatives like these provide for discussions and understanding of new technologies and their application in the real world. The use-cases and innovations showcased today are truly cutting edge and reaffirm that mobile technology will go a long way in delivering quality healthcare and better experiences for mobile phone users, enterprise and the society overall.

Nitin Bansal, Head of Network Solutions MOAI, Ericsson said “At Ericsson, we are committed to creating game changing technology that is easy to use, adapt and scale, enabling our customers to capture the full value of connectivity. As in the case of the 5G Center of Excellence and Innovation Hub , we are looking at the Ericsson Studio in Gurugram becoming the hub for innovation and discussion on futuristic mobile technologies.

Key technology showcase at Ericsson Studio India include :-

5G Connected Drones: Drones are increasingly being used for city surveillance, emergency response, patrol and inspections to improve operational efficiency & increase safety. Existing drone solutions connect using local radio links with a limited range of operation. There is a huge potential in connecting drones using 5G cellular networks.

Connected Urban Transport: Cities represent an ecosystem of residents, traffic, road infrastructure, vehicles, bikes, fleet owners, public transport, logistics providers, neighbouring municipalities, just to name a few. This ecosystem is complex, in the sense that there is a lot of fragmentation. The Connected Urban Transport solution is designed to overcome this fragmentation, by monitoring and optimizing the available assets in cities. With a central dashboard overview of all connected assets that unites insights with actions, cities can solve their biggest traffic issues.

Internet of Skills: Internet of Skills refers to the ability of using communication networks that convey not only images and sound, but the sense of touch, combined with virtual reality technologies. Ericsson Research’s live demonstration is the next level of remote communication in healthcare sector. It showcases the ability to examine remote patients and to transfer these skills through virtual environment and haptic feedback over the network.

Mixed Reality Mining: Mixed Reality Mining demo displays the possibilities and future concepts on the AR and VR which can be adapted for a mining use case. It offers users a chance to experience what could be done with great connectivity, i.e. 5G, precise positioning, and augmented, mixed and virtual reality (AR/MR/VR) in a mining context, with the primary aim to support the interplay between human mine workers and automated systems.

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