Friday, November 20, 2015

5G technology content focus on the National IT Summit 2015 –

Dusseldorf (ots) –

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– Ericsson Germany CEO Stefan Koetz presented German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel 5G exhibit – 5G Lab Germany at the TU Dresden is 5G demo in the field of mobility

The future mobile and network technology 5G represented a substantive focus at this year’s National IT Summit, which yesterday took place in Berlin. In their speeches and contributions underlined Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and the Federal Minister of Transport and digital infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt, and industry representatives as the CEO of Deutsche Telekom, Timotheus Höttges, and German Railways CEO Dr. Rüdiger Grube, the importance of 5G technology for the continued competitiveness of the location in Germany and developments in industry 4.0.

Ericsson Germany CEO Stefan Koetz and Professor Frank Fitzek, Co-Coordinator of the 5G Lab Germany at the TU Dresden, presented German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel in the framework the IT summit a 5G-exhibit. Developed by 5G Lab Germany exhibit visualized using the example of a demonstration in the area of ​​mobility, the benefits of 5G technology compared to today’s technology in terms of reduced latency (response times) to 1ms up.

German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel was among others accompanied by Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister of Economy and Energy, Alexander Dobrindt, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, Minister of Education and Research, Andrea Nahles, Federal Minister of Labour, and BITKOM President and Telefonica Germany CEO Thorsten Dirks . and German Telekom CEO Timotheus Höttges

Stefan Koetz, President and CEO, Ericsson GmbH, said: “The next mobile and network technology 5G is a key technology for the networked society and will affect all industries and applications. It will be this important to provide sufficient appropriate wireless spectrum for 5G and further promote the 5G research and global standardization activities from Germany and Europe out. “

Professor Frank Fitzek, Co-Coordinator of the 5G Lab Germany at the TU Dresden, said: “The 5G technology provides a real-time network for efficient control and regulation of the Internet of Things. 5G will contribute to increasing the efficiency of processes and procedures, to protect capacity, for safety, reliability of networks and reducing CO2 emissions. “

Ericsson expects 2021 approximately 150 million connections that will use the future 5G mobile network. This is a result of featured this week Ericsson Mobility Reports ( In September of this year, Ericsson has “5G for Germany” started the program. Focus are in common 5G-research and innovation projects as well as pilot projects with partners from the automotive industry, energy industry, automation industry and in industry 4.0

Ericsson is a world leader in communication technology, software and services -. especially around the areas of mobility, broadband and cloud solutions. 40 percent of global mobile traffic is handled via network technology from Ericsson. Ericsson employs around 115,000 people and has customers in 180 countries. The company was established in 1876. The division is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. 2014 Ericsson posted a turnover of 228 totaled SEK (USD 33.1 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ in New York. In Germany, Ericsson has approximately 2,600 employees and conducts research in the fields of industry and 5G 4.0 (automotive / energy)

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