“These technological advancements further serve to illustrate Ericsson’s aggressive positioning in the emerging 5G industry…”
Ericsson is showing that it already has one foot in the IoT future with the announcement of new technological advancements for the expanding world of connected Things.
One such enhancement, aptly dubbed “NB-IoT Extended Cell Range 100km”, is an extension of the standards-based limit of cellular range for NB-IoT devices from 40km to 100km. Explaining the impact this enhancement will deliver in a statement, Ericsson said that it “opens huge opportunities in IoT connectivity in rural and remote areas, particularly for logistics, agriculture and environment monitoring.”
Ericsson has also announced new capabilities for what it calls ‘Broadband IoT’, meaning devices supporting broadband connectivity. These capabilities include “drone detection and link control, radio access network (RAN) slicing, Advanced Subscriber Group Handling, and Multi-Gigabit LTE for 2Gbps data throughput and around 10 millisecond latency,” the company said. And these capabilities will help to support use cases in the areas of drones, AR/VR, connected cars, wearables, manufacturing, and utilities.
These technological advancements further serve to illustrate Ericsson’s aggressive positioning in the emerging 5G industry, with the company having partnered with major telecoms and a Japanese academic institution on 5G technologies last year.