Now that Ericsson has succeeded in pushing its favored technologies into the heart of the 3GPP agenda for low power wide area (LPWA) networks, it has stepped up its efforts to get them into the market, even ahead of full standardization in the next LTE release.In November, it announced projects with Orange to trial both its key cellular technologies, Narrowband IoT and Extended Coverage GSM (EC-GSM). The former is the solution adopted by the 3GPP for its work on an LTE-based LPWA standard – technically a combination of Ericsson’s NB-LTE and Huawei’s Cellular IoT, in fact insiders indicate that the Swedish firm scored something of a coup and got its approach, which is more backwards compatible than Huawei’s, at the heart of the emerging specifications.
Ericsson has revealed three new solutions to equip communication service providers and utility companies to address services and requirements in the fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT) market.According to the company, IoT is quickly emerging as a very significant agent of transformation as it blends the physical and digital worlds. In the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, 28 billion connected devices are forecasted by the year 2021, more than half of which are M2M and IoT connections.
Ericsson (ERIC – Analyst Report) recently collaborated with U.S.-based broadband and telecommunication company, Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ – Analyst Report), to aid the deployment of cellular low-power wide-area (“LPWA”) networking for Internet of Things (“IoT”) applications. Of late, Ericsson is keeping rather busy in demonstrating its latest IoT offerings and collaborations in the ongoing CES 2016 event, which are likely to unlock multiple sources of revenues in the near future.
Ericsson will also work with Sequans to test out its Power Saving Mode (PSM) technology over GSM and LTE networks, which could help to extend some devices’ battery life by up to 10 years. The Telco also revealed some basic details about related cellular IoT trials with Ericsson. According to the press release, a key enabler in Orange’s strategy to become a major player in the IoT game is the standardization process at 3GPP of cellular networks and device capability enhancements.
Ericsson, AT&T and chipset provider Altair have unveiled a new power saving mode that will help IoT devices run for a decade on one set of batteries. It could help system managers save a fortune in maintenance and extend the reach of machine to machine networks dramatically.The development partners demonstrated the new LTE Power Saving Mode for commercial chipsets at an event in Atlanta. The demo ran in the AT&T booth running on Ericsson networks and Altair’s FourGee-1160 Cat 1 chipset featuring ultra-low power consumption.
A new cross-industry collaboration consisting of Ericsson, ABB and E.ON aims to develop smart energy services and products for several industries including the solar power sector.Communications giant Ericsson today announced the cooperation agreement with power and automation specialist ABB and energy company E.ON to develop products that improve energy and operational efficiency.
Better insulated buildings may help reduce your energy demand, but they also create the unintended consequences of reducing mobile phone coverage indoors.Today communications giant Ericsson will unveil its attempt to tackle the growing problem in the form of a new piece of software, which aims to boost mobile networks indoors, helping to improve businesses’ productivity, make home-working easier, and pave the way for more connected devices such as smart meters.