As part of enabling Brazil’s digital agenda, Ericsson together with América Móvil will bring the first 5G test system to Brazil during 2016. Ericsson’s 5G test system tagged under where innovation meets implementation, allows telecom operators and ecosystem partners such as academic institutions, health care, energy and agriculture players to test 5G capabilities in a live network. In addition, Ericsson and América Móvil will also deploy a test system for Internet of Things (IoT), enabling Brazilian industries and the public sector to prepare for ICT transformation. The IoT test system will specifically focus on low battery consumption applications, such as low power sensors for remote areas.
Commenting on the latest development, Hans Vestberg, President and CEO of Ericsson, said, “ICT can support the transformation of virtually all sectors of society as well as all industries. I am convinced the next generation of mobile broadband and the Internet of Things, enabled by 5G, will further accelerate the opportunities to advance in areas such as health care, education, energy services and agriculture, and within new industry applications.”
In conjunction with previous announcements on 5G radio research with Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Ericsson also announced additional programs with the University of São Paulo (USP) and University of Campinas (UNICAMP) to be conducted in 2017:
- Cyber-Physical Systems with USP and UNICAMP: networks that communicate without human input; autonomous communications systems based on sensors. These could for example provide the foundation for road systems that communicate with road authorities in case of emergency, weather systems that monitor road conditions, and self-driving cars.
- MiMo (multiple-input multiple-output) with UFC: transceiver design with multiple antennas on base stations and user terminals (MiMo) systems for 5G. The aim is to increase the capacity of current wireless communications systems. significantly. .
- D2D (Intelligent radio resource allocation) with UFC: control and provision Quality of Service in 5G systems. Using algorithms and radio resource allocation techniques, the idea is to enable higher bit rates and improved user satisfaction for 5G mobile communications systems.