Ericsson, during an event held this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, has announced its plans to initiate research activities into the initiation of 5G for Sweden.
Sara Mazur, the Head of research of Ericsson, said in a press conference that by bringing together leading universities, industries and research institutions, the world can gain important insights and innovations that will increasingly help industries in becoming digital, and by using 5G as an enabler.
The industry partners in the research process include the Swedish companies Volvo Construction Equipment and Scania. The academic and research partners in the project are The Institute of Technology, Royal Institute of Technology of Sweden, Chalmers University of Technology, Lund University, Linköping University, and ICT of Sweden, a part of Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE).
Ericsson said that it will also be able to establish a strong research community in the ICT field and its integration in industry products, services, and processes. The company stated that its expects that its network infrastructure by the year 2020 will be capable of connecting everything based on a multiple number of requirements specific to customer applications.
It added that a lot of work still remains that to be done for figuring out how the condition of improving mobile coverage beyond the coverage currently being achieved by the current 4G services in the market. The news of Ericsson’s research related deal has come at the same time when the European Union has announced that it was looking to enter deals with Japan, China, and the U.S. to co-operate on the next generation 5G mobile broadband.
With the invent of 5G broadband, Europe will be able to gain huge opportunities for reinventing its telecom industry landscape.