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Ericsson brings 5G innovation to German industry

Ericsson
Wednesday 15 June 16

Ericsson today had the official opening of the Ericsson 5G Proof of Concept Network and Ericsson Garage in Aachen, Germany during their annual Innovation Day event attended by key organisations and members of government.   The 5G Proof of Concept Network connects key 5G trial sites and enables Ericsson to collaborate on innovative research and use case testing involving early 5G technology to establish proofs of concepts for industry…

Ericsson today had the official opening of the Ericsson 5G Proof of Concept Network and Ericsson Garage in Aachen, Germany during their annual Innovation Day event attended by key organisations and members of government.
 

The 5G Proof of Concept Network connects key 5G trial sites and enables Ericsson to collaborate on innovative research and use case testing involving early 5G technology to establish proofs of concepts for industry, involving critical machine type communications. Adaptive smart grids, connected self-driving cars and industry factory automation are among the use cases that are being powered by the 5G trial facility in collaboration with academia and industry leaders.

Alongside the 5G Proof of Concept Network at Aachen will be the Ericsson Garage which will be a critical hub for the “5G for Germany” program. The garage will provide an incubator space that will focus on joint innovation and prototyping and will enable Ericsson customers and partners to co-create together with our ICT experts and shape solutions and products to fully exploit the 5G technology potential for maximum user benefit.

The combination of the Ericsson 5G Proof of Concept Network and the Ericsson Garage provides a unique innovation platform from which Ericsson can jointly develop and trial applications for industrial communications, devices, services, IoT technology, network concepts and to develop new business models.

Ulf Ewaldsson, Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson, says: “Industrial use cases will be extremely important for the success of 5G and we see Germany driving innovation in Industry 4.0. Our collaboration with RWTH, one of the leading institutes in this area, is an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand experience and allows us to fine tune 5G based solutions.”

The three elements announced today, the 5G Network for building proof of concepts, the Ericsson Garage for identifying original ideas and innovations and the collaboration with RWTH Aachen Campus for industrial use case testing, are all part of the Ericsson ‘5G for Germany’ program launched last autumn.


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