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Wind Tre selects Ericsson for RAN modernization in Italy • Multi-year Radio Access Network (RAN) transformation deal includes the provision of 5G-ready hardware, software and services • Rollout of Ericsson solutions – including the Ericsson Radio System– supports Wind Tre’s ambition to have the nation’s highest performing mobile network • Improved network quality and user experience for Wind Tre’s 31 million subscribers Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected by Wind Tre to modernize its Radio Access Network (RAN) across Italy. The deal will see the implementation of the Ericsson Radio System (ERS) product portfolio into the Italian communications service provider’s network starting October 2018, including new ERS Radios, and ERS Basebands to improve network quality and user experience for the company’s 31 million customers. Arun Bansal, Senior Vice President and Head of Europe & Latin America at Ericsson, says: “More and more service providers are turning to our state of the art Ericsson Radio System to answer their RAN transformation challenges. Our strengthened partnership with Wind Tre will bring the best radio access solutions on the market to life in their nationwide network. This will help to ensure that Wind Tre delivers the best user experience possible to its customers in an increasingly data hungry and ultra-low-latency demanding market.” Since its launch in 2015, Ericsson has delivered Ericsson Radio System with 5G-ready multi-standard solutions to more than 240 service providers worldwide. Ericsson Radio System enables mobile operators to address growth opportunities and transform their radio networks by leveraging a 5G-ready, multi-standard and modular architecture. It delivers industry-leading performance on the smallest site footprint with the lowest energy consumption. The deal continues the collaboration and recent announcement that Wind Tre has chosen Ericsson to virtualize its core network as part of the evolution of its network to 5G Core. Related links. Ericsson Radio System Ericsson to transform Wind Tre core network in Italy NOTES TO EDITORS For media kits, backgrounders and high-resolution photos, please visit www.ericsson.com/press FOLLOW US: www.twitter.com/ericsson www.facebook.com/ericsson www.linkedin.com/company/ericsson www.youtube.com/ericsson Subscribe to Ericsson press releases here. MORE INFORMATION AT: News Center media.relations@ericsson.com (+46 10 719 69 92) investor.relations@ericsson.com (+46 10 719 00 00) ABOUT ERICSSON Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson’s investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world. The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on Nasdaq New York. www.ericsson.com

Nokia and China Mobile to set up joint AI*5G lab for further research using artificial intelligence and machine learning in 5G networks   MoU signed to research radio resource management and traffic prediction using AI and machine-learning in 5G  RAN network Establishment of joint AI*5G lab in Hangzhou, China, to accelerate technical innovation and integration. Collaboration will foster open RAN ecosystem as Nokia and China Mobile work with third parties to shape future super-fast 5G and Edge Cloud services China Mobile will lead solution definition and related open API interface standardization, Nokia responsible for solution verification and demo development. Leverages Nokia 5G Future X architecture including Nokia ReefShark-powered AirScale Cloud RAN and AirFrame open edge server   July 6, 2018   Shanghai, China – Nokia and China Mobile have signed an MoU to investigate the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to optimize future networks and enable the delivery of new Edge Cloud and 5G services. The companies will jointly establish a laboratory in Hangzhou, China to develop the demo system to verify technology use cases using Nokia 5G Future X architecture, while China Mobile will lead the research in terms of scenario selection, requirements confirmation, open API standardization and solution definition.   As massive and rapidly changing connectivity and coverage demands are placed on 5G networks by billions of IoT devices and a growing array of...

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Ericsson establishes Center of Excellence and Innovation Lab for 5G in India at the IIT, Delhi

Ericsson establishes Center of Excellence and Innovation Lab for 5G in India at the IIT, Delhi Inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister of Communications (I/C) and Minister of State for Railways, Govt. of India – Shri Manoj Sinha CoE established to fast-track 5G deployments in the country by bringing together telecom ecosystems, academia, industry and start-ups Ericsson showcases the first live 5G demonstration of beam forming and beam tracking technologies in the country Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced that it has established a Centre of Excellence (CoE) and Innovation Lab for 5G in the country at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. This first -of-its-kind 5G innovation Lab, which has been set up by Ericsson for Indian industry and academia to leverage, was dedicated to the nation by the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications (I/C) and Minister of State for Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha together with Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, Ericsson at the IIT Delhi today. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Manoj Sinha, said: “I would like to congratulate Ericsson for taking the lead in terms of setting up the first 5G Center of Excellence and Innovation Lab in the country. The 5G Center of Excellence supports the Government’s plans to foster a robust and vibrant 5G ecosystem in India. We want India to be an active participant in the design, development and manufacture of 5G-based technologies,...

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Nokia, China Telecom and Intel to showcase advanced end-to-end capabilities of 5G Edge Cloud for latency critical new applications at #MWCS18

Nokia, China Telecom and Intel to showcase advanced end-to-end capabilities of 5G Edge Cloud for latency critical new applications at #MWCS18   Joint demonstration of virtual reality gaming over cloudified 5G e2e network including edge cloud platform to deliver real-time, high-quality experience Leverages leading Nokia intelligent algorithms embedded in 5G radio access network to predict demand change and deliver services with extremely low latency   27 June 2018   Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018, China – Nokia, China Telecom and Intel are to conduct a demonstration of virtual reality gaming at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 to show how a high-performance Cloud with embedded intelligence will enable the delivery of services with extremely low-latency to the mass market.   5G will open up myriad new services opportunities for operators, with complex requirements for each service. By leveraging technologies like Edge Cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning, networks will be able to predict requirements and any potential issues before they occur, and assign the resources needed to support services with consistent high quality.   At Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018, Nokia, China Telecom and Intel will use the Nokia AirScale Cloud RAN and Edge Data Center cloud platform for the demonstration showcasing virtual reality gaming over a cloud-based end-to-end network also utilizing Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. The Intel® 5G Mobile Trial Platform helps partners better assess 5G technology and...

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HPE and Deutsche Telekom demonstrate Network Data Layer for 5G service-based architecture

HPE and Deutsche Telekom demonstrate Network Data Layer for 5G service-based architecture   PALO ALTO, Calif. and BONN, Germany – June 27, 2018 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Deutsche Telekom AG, announce that they have recently implemented the world’s first Network Data Layer (NDL) Proof-of-Concept integrating various Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) of different vendors in a cloud infrastructure.   Deutsche Telekom deployed NDL uses HPE Shared Data Environment (SDE) and is compliant with the principles of the Unified Data Layer that has been specified in standardization bodies[1]. It simplifies the creation of end-user services by exposing network capabilities to operator’s services and 3rd-party applications, and streamlines performance of the heterogeneous network environments for savings on network resources, and operational efficiency.   The NDL implementation, with multiple virtual instances of HPE’s SDE solution, dealt with diverse traffic patterns (5G UDR/UDSF) and high performance requirements of various stateless VNFs that externally store all their data. As demonstrated, such cloud-native VNFs benefit from a simplified internal architecture regarding redundancy, failure recovery, scalability and operability. Deutsche Telekom implemented a PCRF, as one of the integrated HPE SDE clients in the Proof-of-Concept, in a completely stateless mode and won the Policy Control Award 2018 for “most innovative data monetization solution[2]”.   Deutsche Telekom and HPE have proven that stateless clients, in combination with a Network Data Layer architecture, significantly reduce the complexity of...

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ETSI Multi-access Edge Computing group publishes white paper on role for 5G

  ETSI Multi-access Edge Computing group publishes white paper on role for 5G Sophia Antipolis, 26 June 2018: The ETSI Multi-access Edge Computing group (MEC ISG) has just published a white paper outlining the role of MEC in 5G. MEC is a key enabling technology which enables the hosting of applications in the 5G access networks – a must have to support many applications and use cases. Edge computing is acknowledged as one of the key pillars for meeting the demanding Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of 5G, especially as far as low latency and bandwidth efficiency are concerned. The white paper covers MEC for third-party cloud service providers, MEC for Serverless Computing and Cloud Integration for Massive IoT Devices, MEC for Enterprise Users and MEC for “Industrial IoT”. The emphasis of the white paper is on the opportunities for MEC to benefit from the edge computing enablers of the 5G system specification, and for 3GPP ecosystem to benefit from the MEC system and its APIs as a set of complementary capabilities to enable applications and services environments in the very edge of mobile networks. ETSI ISG MEC is the home of technical standards for edge computing. One of the key value-adding features of the MEC specifications is this ability for applications to gain contextual information and real-time awareness of their local environment through the standardized APIs. 5G networks based on...

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