Ericsson Philippines, Pacific Islands President and Country Manager Sean Gowran shared some highlights from the recently-concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016.
He said that digital disruption will come to every industry this year and shared some announcements about their company solidifying their position as a leading ICT transformation partner for customers across industries.
Gowran identified 5G, IoT and cloud as the hottest topics in the ICT industry.
As Ericsson vision of 50 billion connected devices approaches, three fundamental ICT forces-broadband, mobility and cloud- are rapidly reshaping value chains, digitalizing business models and creating possibilities that were previously unimaginable. As an ICT leader, Ericsson is enabling this transformation and simultaneously evolving itself.
Today, Ericsson has agreements with 20 major operators around the world to work together on 5G and has the leading research initiative for 5G pre-standardization including 5GEx, METIS II and 5G for Europe. Thus, the company is committed to continued engagement with industry and society partners.
Also, Ericsson’s new IoT Transformation offering is a modular set of IoT professional services and software solutions that can be tailored to operator’s needs and IoT ambitions.
Gowran mentioned that in PH, mobility report in June 2015 states that a third of the survey respondents in the country were interested in concepts such as wearables, Connected Homes and Connected Cars
Further, Ericsson has announced plans to form global business, technology and services alliance with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate cloud transformation for telecoms service providers.
Gowran said: “To echo what our President and CEO, Hans Vestberg, said in MEC: along with our industry and our customers, Ericsson is on transformation journey”.