Using Ericsson’s “connected vehicle” cloud service, new car brand Lynk & Co demonstrated a car sharing application that enables a Lynk & Co car owner to share her/his vehicle, determining when it is available and who may borrow it. The transaction uses an app on the owner's and borrower's smartphones.
Ericsson and SoftBank Corp. will evaluate the performance of 28 GHz links, indoor and outdoor, stationary and mobile. The trials will test the performance of massive MIMO, massive beamforming, distributed MIMO, multi-user MIMO and beam tracking and how each supports the requirements of 5G.
IBM and Ericsson announced what they claim is the world's first reported Si millimeter wave phased array antenna module operating at 28 GHz. The module consists of four MMICs and 64 dual-polarized antennas and measures approximately 2.8" x 2.8" — about half the size of a typical smartphone.
AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm Inc., announce the formation of the “5G Automotive Association”. The association will develop, test and promote communications solutions, support standardization and accelerate commercial availability and global market penetration. The goal is to address society’s connected mobility and road safety needs with applications such as connected automated driving, ubiquitous access to services and integration into smart cities and intelligent transportation.
Ericsson is commercializing the world's first 5G NR radio for massive MIMO, with the first deployments coming in 2017. Together with the Ericsson 5G Plug-Ins announced in June and Ericsson's already commercially available Radio System Baseband 5216, which currently powers Ericsson's award-winning Radio Test Bed, Ericsson is first to deliver all components of a 5G access network.
Ericsson and King's College London will be demonstrating a 5G use case of tactile robotic surgery that will show a probe as a robotic representation of a biological finger that gives the surgeon the sense of touch and can send accurate real-time localization of hard nodules in soft tissue.
Ericsson and Telefónica, a telecommunications operator headquartered in Madrid, demonstrated live, over-the-air delivery of LTE-U through Telefónica's network. The demonstration used an Ericsson indoor picocell (RBS 6402) with LTE-U software.