Redefining the network transfiguration with next-gen technologies; evaluating new horizons of IoT and abridging the network glitches – Ericsson prudently mentored these verticals with a new suite of software upgrades and ecosystem advances that is pronounced to boast the uptake of IoT for the benefit of both industry and consumers.
Citing on the next-gen steps, Alain Maloberti, Senior Vice President Orange Labs Networks, Orange, said, “The Internet of Things has so much potential. We are committed to working with key IoT companies to support innovations that enhance the day-to-day lives of our consumer and business customers. We are really pleased to see Ericsson working with leading ecosystem players to address the cost, coverage and battery life issues that have hindered broader mass uptake of IoT applications. We see that the best is yet to come.”
Ericsson’s new IoT Networks Software 16B delivers:
Reduced IoT device cost- The new software supports LTE Category 0 with half-duplex operation in FDD, which effectively limits functionality and capability to those specifically required for IoT applications, such as large-scale sensor and smart meter deployments. This reduced complexity cuts device cost by 60 percent compared to Category 4.
Extended battery life – 10-year battery life is one of the goals for 5G and Ericsson is introducing two new software upgrades for energy efficiency that achieve that goal on today’s IoT devices.
Device Power-saving Mode for LTE & GSM is a new device power-saving capability that introduces a deep sleep state, while Extended Discontinuous Reception (DRX) for GSM extends the sleep cycles in inactive mode.
Improved indoor coverage – Extended coverage software for GSM delivers a 20 dB improvement leading to a seven-fold extension in the range of low-rate applications. This enables the usage of IoT applications in remote locations and deep within buildings underground.
Park Jin-hyo, Senior Vice President and Head of Network R&D Center, SK Telecom said, “Our ambition is to set the pace for mobile networks, so we are already proactively building toward 5G technology, which will include an evolution of today’s LTE and innovations driven by new IoT use cases. Connectivity underlies everything we do and Ericsson’s latest innovations enhance both networks and devices so that we can develop new IoT opportunities in Korea. This is sure to accelerate uptake of IoT and allow us to quickly reach our customers with useful IoT services.”
Ken Stewart, Chief Wireless Technologist and Fellow, Intel Corporation, adds “We are pleased to collaborate with Ericsson to jointly drive standards adoption of solutions that can be used immediately on existing operator networks.”
The company also launched its new radio system technology for the Indian market enabling energy-efficient and compact radio solution, while maintaining performance leadership at half the size and weight of previous solutions.
Spurring the Make in India Initiative and marking a quantum jump in the Indian Business ecosystem, Swedish telecom giant Ericsson also cited that it will establish its second manufacturing facility in Pune deluging USD 15-20 million(around Rs 99 crore to Rs 132 crore).
Ericsson at CTIA Super Mobility 2015 in Las Vegas
Ericsson and key device ecosystem partners will showcase IoT solutions enabled by Ericsson’s new software upgrades at Ericsson Booth #4322 at CTIA Super Mobility 2015 in Las Vegas, from September 9 to11.