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* During the Mobile World Congress in Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, between February 25-28, Ericsson will show what the Networked Society couldlook like by 2020 and beyond using demos of 5G, the Connected Megacity andWindow of Opportunity
* 5G for the Networked Society beyond 2020 - Ericsson's take on how tomanage 50 billion connections in a sustainable and cost efficient way
* The Connected Megacity - a demo showing how ICT can increase safety, creativity and sustainability in cities that by 2050 will be occupiedby 70 percent of the world population
* Window of Opportunity - an exploration project where Ericsson tests theidea of connecting glass to boost indoor coverage and enable services suchas automated blinds and cloud control for ventilation
5G for the Networked Society beyond 2020
What will the Networked Society look like by 2020 and beyond? That's thequestion that Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is actively researching and providingpossible answers to by developing the 5G concept.
Beyond 2020, mobile data volumes will be 1000 times higher and user datarateswill be up to 100 times faster than today. In the same time, there will bebetween 10 to 100 times more connected devices.
Therefore, networks will need to be able to handle a massive amount ofconnecteddevices and much more data traffic than today. All this needs to be done inalow cost and sustainable way.
In order to cope with such challenges in the Networked Society, Ericsson isworking to identify new technologies, complementing the evolution ofexistingtechnologies to enable even more efficient, scalable and versatilenetworks.Examples include ultra-dense deployments for public indoor environmentssuch aslibraries and universities where cloud services will be crucial in order tomeetcommunication needs.
Ericsson sees 5G as a way for users to enjoy the ultimate networkexperience.5G is not one, or a few, completely new radio access technologies. Instead,byadopting an experience-centric rather than technology-centric approach,it'sfocusing on offering an ultimate experience by integrating multiple radioaccesstechnologies fulfilling different needs.
With this demo, Ericsson takes visitors on a trip to the world in 2020 andreveals how 5G will help to meet future challenges, fulfilling thecommunicationneeds and enabling the long-term Networked Society.
The Connected Megacity
Another challenge is the increasing urbanization. By the year 2050, 70percentof the world's population will live in cities, compared to 50 percenttoday.Many will live in the largest urban areas - the so called mega cities - andthispopulation boost will dramatically increase the need to manage social,economicand environmental issues more efficiently and in a more sustainable way.Ericsson views ICT and mobile technology as key to meeting these challengesandcritical for future infrastructure and city planning.
In the Connected Megacity demonstration, we bring the networked city tolife andhighlight the benefits of collaborative and proactive practices. With focusontechnology enablers, we look into three main scenarios. The first one, thesafecity, illustrates how ICT solutions can ease traffic congestion after a caraccident has impacted on traffic movement.
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