Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg delivered a keynote at Ericsson Connect, the company’s flagship technology event in India, in which he underlined Ericsson’s focus on innovation and commitment to driving and capturing the transformation that the development and implementation of ICT brings.
In the keynote, Vestberg said: “ICT is transforming our society and having a fundamental effect on all sectors. At Ericsson, we have always been committed to innovation. Now we are leveraging the transformational power of mobility, broadband and the cloud, to realize the Networked Society”.
No matter what business or service an organization delivers today, digitalization can bring about significant positive change. The ICT sector is well on its way to capturing the opportunities this brings to people, business and society. Building on its unique position in mobility, Ericsson continues to focus its R&D on developing leadership positions also beyond mobile networks to include the areas of IP networks, cloud, OSS/BSS, TV & Media, and Industry & Society.
Vestberg continued: “Strengthening our position as a leading software company, as well as establishing early leadership in the standardization and realization of the next generation of mobile networks, or 5G, are key factors for success.”
FOCUS ON 5G
Earlier in 2015, Ericsson carried out a world-first demonstration of pre-standard 5G radio technology, delivering speeds of 5Gbps using 15GHz spectrum.
With the high pace of innovation in the device and application industry, users expect ubiquitous coverage and demand the capability to use applications anywhere and anytime. This puts more requirements than ever on the network, since more standards, frequency bands and different layers of coverage and capacity solutions are needed. A multi-standard, multi-band and multi-layer approach is therefore a key component in enabling growth.
INTRODUCTION OF ERICSSON RADIO SYSTEM AND ERICSSON HDS 8000
Accordingly, at Ericsson Connect, the company announced the introduction of its new Ericsson Radio System to the Indian market. The Radio System is a completely new approach to building radio networks on the road to 5G, with multi-standard, multi-band and multi-layer technology. It delivers the industry’s most energy-efficient and compact radio solution, while maintaining performance leadership at half the size and weight of previous solutions.
Ericsson Radio System reduces site acquisition issues and delivers three times the capacity density with a 50 percent improvement in energy efficiency. The system gives network operators the infrastructure they need to support growing mobile data needs, which are predicted to reach 25 exabytes per month globally by 2020, when 5G is expected to be commercialized. With the Ericsson Radio System, total cost of ownership (TCO) will be reduced by 20 percent.
Ericsson also announced the upgrade of the existing Ericsson Cloud System by introducing Ericsson HDS 8000 (Hyperscale Datacenter System)to the Indian market. Ericsson HDS 8000 is a new generation of hyperscale datacenter system that uses Intel® Rack Scale Architecture for a disaggregated hardware approach that dramatically improves efficiency, utilization, automation and TCO. Combining this disaggregated architecture with optical interconnect technology removes the traditional distance and capacity limitations of electrical connections. This enables a more efficient pooling of resources, which has a positive impact on utilization and energy consumption.
Paolo Colella, Head of Region India, Ericsson says: “In the Networked Society, it becomes imperative to address the connectivity requirements of consumers, and also to tackle the challenges of security, governance and automation faced by businesses.
“Ericsson is enabling service providers to address these opportunitieswith ourinnovative portfolio, including the Ericsson Radio System and Ericsson HDS 8000.With the new Radio System, operators will be able to address increased demand for mobile broadband and ensure continued subscriber satisfaction. The Ericsson HDS 8000 is built with advanced automation capabilities that take datacenters and central offices to a new level of cloud economics, security and efficiency”.
Ericsson’s vision of the Networked Society is based on the idea that real-time connectivity will fundamentally change the way we innovate, collaborate, produce, govern and live sustainably. By providing new communication tools and access to global knowledge, the Networked Society will empower every person and every industry to reach their full potential.