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Ericsson sharpens IoT focus as 5G looms

January 31, 2019 / Kavit Majithia

Ericsson bulked up its efforts to help operators address a larger chunk of the cellular IoT market, launching new solutions and support for use cases across a range of verticals including automotive, manufacturing and utilities. In a statement, the company said the move outlined the evolution of its “cellular IoT vision” into four segments, which will be powered by 4G and 5G, as it added Broadband IoT and Industrial Automation IoT solutions to existing offerings in Massive IoT and Critical IoT. Ericsson said it was looking to use new capabilities with 4G and 5G to help MNOs “tap growth opportunities from industry digitalisation”. The company also said it is also launching new functionalities for Massive IoT, including better IoT connectivity solutions in rural and remote areas for logistics, agriculture and environment monitoring.