Moving towards network function virtualisation: what will the impact on traditional infrastructure be?
New 5G use cases – connected venues and network as-a-service
The Future Network caught up with Patrik Jakobson, Ericsson’s Head of Network as-a-Service for an update on how the company see cellular networks evolving beyond 4G. We discuss some of the emerging trends and applications for the networks of the future, including augmented reality and network virtualisation, and hear about some of the recent projects Ericsson have been involved with which have been exploring the possibilities now afforded from recent technological advancements.
The Future Network: What has changed with Ericsson since we last spoke? How are things different now, compared to a year ago?
Patrik Jakobson, Head of Network as-a-Service, Ericsson:
I think our connected venues offering is worth spending some time on because it ties in well with the development of the network infrastructure and also the digital story that is emerging, and it is interesting to look at how they drive each other.