Ericsson pens 5G partnerships with British and German universities

25 March 2015 |


Swedish vendor Ericsson has today revealed partnerships for 5G development with King’s College London in the UK, and Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden) in Germany.

The agreements will a focus on 5G research, addressing both the technical implications and the societal challenges of implementing the next-generation of communications technology.

The collaborations also build on Ericsson’s existing relationships with universities in Europe for the advancement of 5G, including those with the Royal Institute of Technology, Chalmers University of Technology and Lund University in Sweden.

“The collaboration with King's College London and TU Dresden will accelerate the momentum around smart sustainable cities, the Internet of Things and evolved industries powered by 5G in UK and Germany,” said Valter D’Avino, Ericsson head of region Western and Central Europe.

“They underscore Ericsson's ongoing commitment to innovate in Europe and develop 5G with relevant partners as the basis of a networked society and of digitised economies in the next decades.”

2020 has been earmarked as the year for 5G’s commercial roll-out, by which time Ericsson believes that there will be up to 50 billion connected devices worldwide.