Ericsson had the idea long ago of making communications available for all – an idea that has changed the world. They started out 140 years ago creating some of the worlds’ first phones.

Now, with approximately 95,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, Ericsson combines global scale with technology and services leadership. The high level of Ericsson investment in research and development ensures that Ericsson’s solutions stay at the leading edge of innovation. Also reflecting Ericsson’s commitment to technological leadership, the Ericsson Group has one of the industry’s most comprehensive intellectual property portfolios containing more than 49,000 patents. Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden.

Ericsson GmbH, of which Ericsson Eurolab is a member organisation, is the legal entity which manages the operations of Ericsson in German speaking countries. Ericsson Eurolab, as the R & D site of Ericsson in Germany, located in Aachen, focuses on ICT solutions, and provides Ericsson with system concepts, technologies, and methodologies, securing our long-term competitive solution, service, and product provisioning.  World-class innovation is achieved through cooperation within Ericsson globally and with partners, customers, universities, and research institutes in Germany and abroad.  Ericsson invests heavily in R&D and actively promotes open standards and systems.  Ericsson Eurolab is a leading Ericsson innovation centre in the Ericsson global organisation for Cloud based ICT solutions, mobile and wire line switching products, systems and applications and we drive innovation in Networked Society applications, supporting the utility, transport, and health sectors.  Ericsson Eurolab hosts leading corporate research and innovation activities, playing a key corporate role in managing IPR activities for Ericsson.  Ericsson Eurolab is a leader within Ericsson in preparing patents based on its innovations.

Ericsson Eurolab is a named European Hub for 5G demonstrations and trials within the Ericsson organisation.

Role in project

Ericsson will develop use case related performance laboratory tests on 5G network infrastructure in Ericsson and RWTH. Furthermore, they will be working on the transfer of project results within Ericsson for further development and exploitation. Ericsson will participate in the design of meta-architecture and in the enhancement of IoT M2M and M2C communications. Ericsson will also contribute in the integration activities, and specifically 4 regarding the optimization of the use cases through advanced 5G features, and the laboratory testing and evaluation. Finally, Ericsson will contribute to IoT-NGIN’s exploitation plans, clusters and associations.