Ericsson has showcased the latest innovations in 5G, Digital Services, and IoT with a focus on supporting Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs) at ITU Telecom World 2018 in Durban, South Africa. Highlights on display at the Ericsson booth included the City model showcasing 5G efficiencies that can be created on today’s networks, AI drone for safety and security, cloud robotics, connected vehicles and 3.5GHz connectivity as a technology enabler.
Alp Uysal, Head of Strategy and Emerging Business, Ericsson Middle East and Africa, says: “The continuing evolution of technology has necessitated a shift in strategy to cater to SMMEs with the tools to develop a technologically sustainable business model. At the ITU Telecom World 2018, Ericsson demonstrated how breakthroughs in 5G, Digital Services, and IoT are transforming the SMME space.”
“Entrepreneurs require flexibility, reliability and high standards of digital solutions when starting new businesses. Ericsson believes in changing the paradigm of how enterprises manage their digital needs,” he added. SMMEs employ immense proportions of determination, resilience and a singular vision to transform an idea from a concept to an actual product or service. However, scaling up from start-up to operating a profitable business is fraught with risk and requires additional skills.
SMME success is key to ICT industry growth and socio-economic development on an international level. Emerging technology trends related to the digital transformation, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, and big data analytics, have profound implications for the skills required for the evolving digital economy.
Ericsson’s presence at ITU Telecom World 2018 strengthens its position as a partner of choice for SMEs in implementing their own digital strategy and help tech SMMEs scale up their business activities. From September 10 to September 30, Ericsson is demonstrating cutting-edge technologies, innovative solutions and a wide range of SMME success stories at ITU Telecom World 2018.