Ericsson enables innovators in a networked society at AfricaCom


At AfricaCom, which takes place from 17 to 19 November at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Ericsson will be demonstrating its commitment to enabling innovators in a networked society, as well as the impact its latest technologies and services can have in unlocking new business opportunities for its customers, businesses and society in general.

This year, Ericsson’s exhibition will be hosted in the Ericsson AHUB innovation station at AfricaCom, located in the ballroom on the first floor of the CTICC. The Ericsson AHUB innovation station will bring together Africa’s leading entrepreneurs, tech start-ups and angel investor communities to encourage investment and showcase talent in the technology sector.

Fredrik Jejdling, head of Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa, will deliver a keynote presentation at AfricaCom at 09h30 and a welcome address at the launch of the Ericsson AHUB at 12h00.

Visitors to the Ericsson AHUB will be able to engage with Ericsson experts who will demonstrate a range of innovative solutions that are designed to enable change-makers in areas such as mobility, broadband and the cloud, creating the foundation for new eco-systems and transformation across industries such as transportation, education, and even entertainment as they explore demos showcasing the following:

A connected world

Ericsson will host interactive demos of innovative solutions including the Volvo Connected Car, Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud solution, Remote Patient Monitoring and Streamr, a 5G-ready tool that enhances the concert experience through real-time sharing of live videos.

One network

The exhibition will feature a demo of the latest Ericsson Radio System, a revolutionary, design-forward, space and energy efficient, modular mobile network solution that puts operators on the road to 5G by delivering exceptional performance. It will also provide a showcase for solutions that optimise network performance and improve quality and efficiency of network and service operations, delivering performance and flexibility allowing African operators to deliver an enhanced customer experience in a world where every user and application has unique requirements.

Industries reborn

Ericsson explores ways to capitalise on opportunities birthed in the burgeoning transformation of Africa’s media, financial and medical industries driven by connectivity and data analytics. At the exhibition, Ericsson will showcase the Ericsson Wallet Platform, a standalone software solution that enables secure an convenient services such as payments and transferring money, in-store purchases, paying bills, salary payments, and more. In addition, Ericsson will be unveiling an online video service’ solution that will transform the way individuals view television and video content in the region.


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