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Dallas picks Ericsson for smart cities traffic solution

Dallas picks Ericsson for smart cities traffic solution Adoption of Ericsson’s Connected Urban Transport solution will help ease traffic congestion Ability to share data across cities and counties to make roads safer for commuters Will improve the connection of systems to increase efficiency and reduce costs The City of Dallas has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to install and host an Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) based on Ericsson’s Connected Urban Transport solution. The city’s vision for the traffic system is an intuitive and easy-to-use interface that automates and facilitates system monitoring, management, maintenance, and performance monitoring across departments, as well as between cities and counties. The Connected Urban Transport solution will give the City of Dallas and adjacent cities the ability to aggregate and analyze diverse, real-time data from traffic sensors and cameras to dynamically control traffic lights, school flashers and message signs. The solution will allow the City of Dallas to expand its knowledge about traffic issues and assist with operational decision-making to improve traffic flow. William Finch, Chief Information Officer for the City of Dallas, says: “The smart way to becoming a Smart City is the intentional focus on making data actionable. Ericsson’s solution offers a lot of potential through the modernization our traffic management technology. It is from this technology that we will derive more robust data, that leads to greater business intelligence, which in turn enhances our...

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Ericsson signs funding agreements for 5G research

Ericsson signs funding agreements for 5G research Ericsson will raise USD 220 million from the Nordic Investment Bank and USD 150 million from AB Svensk Exportkredit The credit agreements will mature in 2023 and 2025 and will extend Ericsson’s debt maturity profile In line with Ericsson’s focused business strategy, these agreements will support R&D activities to further develop 5G and other innovative mobile technologies Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) is announcing that it has signed agreements for credit facilities with the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) for USD 220 million, maturing in 2023, and AB Svensk Exportkredit (SEK) for USD 150 million, maturing in 2025. Of these new funds, 98 million will replace credit with NIB that was set to mature in 2019. In addition to strengthening Ericsson’s balance sheet and financial flexibility, these new funds support R&D activities to further develop 5G and other mobile innovations. Mobile networks are evolving to deliver superior mobile broadband and communication services with increased data rates, improved coverage, availability and quality that will open-up for new services and business opportunities. Erik Ekudden, Ericsson Chief Technology Officer, says: “As part of our focused strategy we are increasing our investments to secure technology leadership in 5G, IoT and digital services. Already now we have 38 operators engaged with us on developing and preparing for 5G networks. This is more than any other company. In the coming years, we...

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Ericsson MediaFirst TV platform selected by TELUS

Ericsson MediaFirst TV platform selected by TELUS Ericsson MediaFirst TV Platform enables operators to deliver seamless and personalized TV experiences across devices, underpinned by an agile development and delivery model TELUS is deploying Ericsson MediaFirst TV Platform to enhance its Optik TV service Enhanced Optik TV App combines features of previous apps, enabling TELUS customers to watch live TV, set recordings and watch On Demand content – all on-the-go from a single interface Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected by TELUS, Canada’s fastest growing telecommunications company, to power its next-generation TV service. The Ericsson MediaFirst TV Platform is an end-to-end media platform for the creation, management, and delivery of next-generation Pay TV. Built using leading-edge cloud-based architecture, it enables operators and content providers to deliver seamless, personalized and intuitive TV experiences to consumers anytime, anywhere and on any device. The platform also provides advanced analytics tools which enable operators to target relevant content and promotions to viewers, increasing revenue opportunities and helping to reduce churn. The cloud-based platform, which is constantly evolving through Ericsson’s DevOps approach, also offers flexibility, scalability and agility to adapt to consumers’ constantly evolving behaviors and needs. Angel Ruiz, CEO and President of Ericsson Media Solutions says: “Consumers are enjoying more choice than they have ever had before – not just more content, but also more ways to watch that content, whenever and wherever they...

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VODAFONE UK AND ERICSSON FIRST IN THE UK WITH LIVE PRE-STANDARD 5G TEST Vodafone UK and Ericsson, in partnership with academics at King’s College London, have successfully tested standalone pre-standard 5G using a prototype device in a central London 3.5 GHz spectrum field trial. This is a first in the UK and the initial step in further collaborative work between the three parties. Until now, no one in the UK has shown pre-standard 5G working independently of existing 4G network technologies. Vodafone will continue to test 5G technology and evaluate opportunities to provide better services to consumers and businesses prior to its commercial deployment from 2020. The live trials will help to establish the innovative uses of 5G services that will benefit both industry and society in the future – in areas such as factory automation, smart energy grids and remote surgery. Engineers were able to showcase a number of technologies at King’s College London, including Massive MIMO. The technology, which is already being deployed by Vodafone in its network, is the key building block for 5G. Massive MIMO uses multiple antennae to send and receive data more efficiently to boost capacity where lots of people connect to the network at the same time. The project is also combining or “aggregating” different bands of mobile spectrums across the UK to increase capacity and boost data speeds. By combining four...

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Ericsson extends fixed wireless and Sky Muster™ satellite operations partnership with NBN Co

Ericsson extends fixed wireless and Sky Muster™ satellite operations partnership with NBN Co Ericsson confirmed as partner of choice to continue to deliver fixed wireless and satellite operational services across regional and rural Australia New agreement extends the partnership to 2020 Agreement includes network operations, end user connections and assurance of the NBN Co’s fixed wireless network and satellite ground systems NBN Co has announced it will continue its fixed wireless and Sky Muster™ managed services partnership with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) through to 2020. Ericsson will continue to be responsible for nbn fixed wireless network operations, ground systems operations for Sky Muster™ – the operator’s satellite service – as well as customer connections and assurance for both technologies. NBN Co’s fixed wireless and Sky Muster™ services cover more than 980,000 homes in regional and remote Australia with more than 290,000 homes connected to broadband services via NBN Co’s retail service providers. Emilio Romeo, Managing Director of Ericsson Australia and New Zealand, says: “As we extend our strategic partnership with NBN Co, we look forward to continuing the delivery of fixed wireless and satellite services to regional and rural Australia. The availability of ubiquitous broadband to homes and businesses across Australia will help to bridge the digital divide and support economic and community growth. NBN Co is an open-access, wholesale fixed broadband service provider, and was created to implement the...

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