Ericsson will launch new products and services, including a series world’s firsts, in the areas of mobile broadband, operation and business support systems (OSS/BSS) and managed services at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This year’s highlights include:
LTE Eco System
Ericsson has partnered with Qualcomm, LG, Sony, Renesas, Nvidia and ST-Ericsson to provide coverage for devices and chipsets built by these companies’ chipsets to fuel the LTE eco system. This collaboration allows the eco system partners to show their LTE products over live, state of the art Ericsson LTE infrastructure.
More than 30 LTE eco system products are part of Ericsson LTE demonstration at MWC. Voice over LTE (VoLTE GSMA IR.92) and Video calling over LTE (GSMA IR.94) will be demonstrated on Samsung and LG devices. A live demonstration of the world's first LTE to WCDMA voice handover (SRVCC, Single Radio Voice Call Continuity) will be shown in collaboration with Qualcomm. Circuit switched fallback (CSFB) voice services will be demonstrated on LG LTE smartphones.
Three new Services offerings are being presented:
Smartphone Network Optimization - supports the operator to get ready in time for the data uptake and secures the quality of service in the network
Managed End-user Service Assurance - a concept for monitoring and visualizing the end-user quality of service for operators
Data Center Build and Optimization - to help operators with their cloud offering.
Ericsson intends to showcase services that will help telecom operators to modernize transform and roll out new technology and services while ensuring quality of service for the consumers. It will also unveil a co-operation with car manufacturer Volvo to enable electric cars to be charged and billed to the customer’s account from anywhere.
High Definition Video Conferencing
Ericsson, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom Italia and Telefónica and equipment vendors Italtel, Polycom and Quanta Computer, among others, will provide a demonstration of the new interoperable HD videoconference capabilities. Samples of practical use will be demonstrated at the Telefónica (Hall 8), Ericsson (Hall 6) and Polycom’s (Stand 2D01) stands, connecting to Deutsche Telekom in Germany and Telecom Italia in Italy.
The services shown will be based on 3GPP IMS and uses GSMA IPX to interconnect enabling point-to-point as well as multi-party HD video conferences, regardless of video user equipment, access network or country of origin and destination with a customer experience as easy as a phone call.
Ericsson will be showcasing its recently announced m-commerce portfolio, designed to provide the world’s leading consumers brands with the infrastructure and solutions needed to create and connect m-wallets across a global m-commerce eco-system. The portfolio includes the Ericsson Converged Wallet, Ericsson Merchant Wallet and Ericsson M-commerce Interconnect – click here for more on this story.