Ericsson Launches ‘5G for Sweden’

Ericsson-Launches-'5G-for-Sweden'Ericsson today announced the start of the ‘5G for Sweden’ research program whereby the company will work together with major industrial actors and key universities and research institutes to take lead in the digital evolution.

Driven by Ericsson, the program aims to strengthen the competitiveness among industries by effectively and efficiently developing and integrating ICT solutions in products and services based on 5G standards.

The program will initiate research that can be applied across industries and to create new projects at universities and research institutes, as well as several industry pilots of possible 5G solutions.

The academic and research partners are Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Chalmers University of Technology, Lund University, The Institute of Technology, Linkoping University and Swedish ICT – Part of RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden). Among the industry partners are leading enterprises, such as Scania and Volvo Construction Equipment.

An example of the 5G for Sweden program is a cooperation between Ericsson and Scania, which will address future transport solutions and take place within the Integrated Transport Research Lab at KTH.

Tony Sandberg, director, Engineering, Scania said, “Scania welcomes Ericsson’s initiative and the cooperation within the Integrated Transport Research Lab, to create sustainable transport solutions for the future.”

Charlotte Brogren, director general, Vinnova said, “We are pleased to support projects that show how Swedish industry leads the digital transformation. By co-funding concrete pilot projects we see major opportunities for industries to show real examples of the digital revolution that 5G offers, which has the potential to change everything from production processes to business opportunities.”

Sara Mazur, head, Ericsson Research said, “By bringing strong industries and leading universities and research institutions together, we will gain valuable insights and innovations that will enable industries to become digital, using 5G as an enabler. We will establish a strong research community in the ICT field and its integration in industry processes, products and services. Our expectation is that in 2020 the network infrastructure will be capable of connecting everything according to a multiplicity of application-specific requirements.”

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