- The latest 5G and IoT innovations, revealed for the first time at the Mobile World Congress 2019, were presented at the “Barcelona Unboxed” event in Bucharest.
- The event, which took place at the Embassy of Sweden, was mainly addressed to mobile phone operators and relevant institutions.
- Likewise, the event was an ideal occasion to celebrate the anniversary of Ericsson’s 25 years of activity in Romania.
Ericsson marked 25 years of operations in Romania by hosting the “Barcelona Unboxed” tech event. During the three-day event, Ericsson presented the new innovative technologies launched at the Mobile World Congress 2019, ranging from the 5G platform to the Radio Stripes “radio access network products” concept, and solutions based on AI and machine learning, ready to be introduced in networks starting today.
“Ericsson has represented a key component of the Romanian telecommunications ecosystem for the past 25 years, providing voice and data services to millions of clients. We are the first to commercialise solutions that allow today’s networks to evolve without problems to the latest-generation technologies. 4G is the basis of 5G, and Ericsson is ready to help Romanian operators switch uneventfully from 4G to 5G,” Ericcson Romania Country Manager and Head of Sales Dragos Mircea Rebegea said.
The new Ericsson 5G platform represents a full technology portfolio meant to fulfil the 5G promises. With the Ericsson 5G platform, service providers can upgrade their network from 4G to 5G in an intelligent and dynamic way, can build performances with precision, can maximise operational automation and can use AI to handle complexity and monetize both development use cases and the existing cases, as well as develop new ones in mobile broadband, fixed wireless access and IoT.
According to the latest ConsumerLab report, 5G Consumer Potential, smartphone users state they are willing to pay 20 per cent more for five-generation services, while half of those who have adopted this technology early on are willing to pay 32 per cent more. Nevertheless, four out of ten big consumers are waiting for new cases of use and new payment models, as well as a secure 5G network, aside from constant higher internet speeds.
At the event, Ericsson also presented the new Ericsson Operations Engine, which uses AI and automation for dynamic resource allocation, ensuring constant quality throughout the network. Moreover, it uses a data-based approach to provide coverage, performance and reliability for clients, relying more on service KPIs than on network KPIs, so that service providers could better analyse, understand and optimise the network in order to offer the client a superior experience.
Ericsson also explores the future with a base station concept to create truly omnipresent connectivity. Ericsson Radio Stripe is a visionary mobile network design that is super-distributed and has the potential to offer robust and superior-quality radio performance, while at the same time allowing the easy and flexible implementation of mobile networks.