Ericsson to Display its Mobile UC Wares at Mobile World Congress
Once again leading players from the mobile industry will converge at the Mobile World Congress, and Ericsson is not going to miss this golden opportunity of launching its mobile unified communications (UC) in front of key decision-makers from all parts of the world.
According to Ericsson, the launch is part of its mobile enterprise strategy that goes beyond merely supporting remote workers. More significantly, it will provide IMS standards-based mobile UC for operators to deliver as a Service.
Ericsson took off from where it left in September 2013, when it addressed the problems of indoor coverage and capacity challenge with its Radio Dot system. The launch could not have been better timed as operators throughout the world are looking for growth opportunities in enterprise services.
The company's mobile enterprise UC will also help counter the risks, which the rise of wireless network connections in industrial automation components and BYOD (bring your own device) will bring in their wake.
“The rising use of wireless networks and industrial Ethernet is leading to a growing trend in the so-called bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement in the manufacturing business, with workers utilizing their own smartphones and tablets to monitor and control industrial equipment,” said Mark Watson, associate director, industrial automation group at IHS.
Ericsson's mobile enterprise strategy is expected to yield many benefits. By delivering integrated cloud, connectivity and Uncas via operators, networks can be simplified, users will have a seamless and consistent experience across networks, and employees will get to enjoy high-quality voice and HD video conferencing services on any device, anytime, from anywhere. Providing in-browser support will also become easier and more efficient.
The first release of the new solution is expected to be available in Q3 2014 and Ericsson's Mobile UC should start paying dividends as it leverages many of the technology investments that operators are making in mobile broadband and fixed networks.
Edited by Ryan Sartor