November 9, 2015

AfricaCom 2015: Ericsson to enable change makers in networked society

By Emeka Aginam
Ahead of the 2015 AfricaCom, Mobile equipment maker Ericsson, has said that it will demonstrate its commitment to enabling innovators in the Networked Society, as well as the impact its latest technologies and services could have in unlocking new business opportunities for its customers, businesses and society in general.

AfricaCom, the continent’s premier ICT conference will begin next week at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa.

At the conference, Ericsson said that it will showcase the Ericsson Wallet Platform, a standalone software solution that enables secure and convenient services such as payments and transferring money, in-store purchases, paying bills, salary payments, and more.

Similarly, Ericsson disclosed that it will be unveiling an online video service’ solution that will transform the way individuals view television and video content in the region.

At the event, Fredrik Jejdling, Head of Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa, will deliver a keynote presentation.

Beyond meeting the people shaping the new connected African experience through innovation, visitors to the Ericsson AHUB will also 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:

Discuss the possibilities with experts at AfricaCom, where 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.

At AfricaCom, Ericsson will showcase how our networks support the frontrunners of tomorrow.

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 industry-leading performance.

It will also provide a showcase for solutions that optimize network performance and improve quality and efficiency of network and service operations, delivering performance and flexibility allowing African operators deliver an enhanced customer experience in a world where every user and application has unique requirements.