Ericsson has launched its first India Experience Studio in Gurugram. The Ericsson Studio was inaugurated on site by Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Govt. of India and His Excellency, Klas Molin, Ambassador of Sweden to India. Ericsson Studios world over house innovations in mobile technologies and futuristic use-cases on 5G and IoT. Visitors at the Experience Studio can interact with subject experts and see how evolving technology ecosystems will drive the transformation of businesses and societies.
Ericsson recently also set up a 5G Center of Excellence and Innovation Lab at IIT Delhi. The initiative is designed to fast-track 5G deployments in the country by bringing together telecom ecosystems, academia, industry and start-ups
Inaugurating the Ericsson Studio, Aruna Sundararajan Secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Govt. of India said, “I would like to congratulate Ericsson for setting up this Studio and Experience Center today. With the pace at which technology is evolving, initiatives like these provide for discussions and understanding of new technologies and their application in the real world. The use-cases and innovations showcased today are truly cutting edge and reaffirm that mobile technology will go a long way in delivering quality healthcare and better experiences for mobile phone users, enterprise and the society overall.
Nitin Bansal, Head of Network Solutions MOAI, Ericsson said “At Ericsson, we are committed to creating game changing technology that is easy to use, adapt and scale, enabling our customers to capture the full value of connectivity. As in the case of the 5G Center of Excellence and Innovation Hub , we are looking at the Ericsson Studio in Gurugram becoming the hub for innovation and discussion on futuristic mobile technologies.
The Ericsson Studio in India showcased5G Connected Drones, as it sees a huge potential in connecting drones using 5G cellular networks. Drones are increasingly being used for city surveillance, emergency response, patrol and inspections to improve operational efficiency and increase safety. Existing drone solutions connect using local radio links with a limited range of operation.
The company further believes that cities represent an ecosystem of residents, traffic, road infrastructure, vehicles, bikes, fleet owners, public transport, logistics providers, neighbouring municipalities, just to name a few. This ecosystem is complex, in the sense that there is a lot of fragmentation. The Connected Urban Transport solution showcased at the studio is designed to overcome this fragmentation, by monitoring and optimizing the available assets in cities. With a central dashboard overview of all connected assets that unites insights with actions, cities can solve their biggest traffic issues.
Internet of Skills that refers to the ability of using communication networks that convey not only images and sound, but the sense of touch, combined with virtual reality technologies is another attraction of the new center. Ericsson Research’s live demonstration is the next level of remote communication in healthcare sector. It showcases the ability to examine remote patients and to transfer these skills through virtual environment and haptic feedback over the network.
At the studio, Mixed Reality Mining demo displays the possibilities and future concepts on the AR and VR which can be adapted for a mining use case. It offers users a chance to experience what could be done with great connectivity, i.e. 5G, precise positioning, and augmented, mixed and virtual reality (AR/MR/VR) in a mining context, with the primary aim to support the interplay between human mine workers and automated systems.