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Navigate The Networked Society With Ericsson At AfricaCom 2014


Navigate The Networked Society With Ericsson At AfricaCom 2014

Ericsson’s demos at AfricaCom 2014 explore the future of the Networked Society  in Africa.

Fredrick Jejdling Head of Region Sub-Saharan Africa at Ericsson, to deliver keynote on shifting to a data-focused strategy.

Witness Big Data Analytics demos and next-generation Live TV in action at Ericsson stand E1, Cape Town International Convention Centre

This year at AfricaCom, world leader in communications technology and services, Ericsson, will be showcasing future-shaping demos that will help operators improve network performance, expand revenue streams and enhance the customer experience. AfricaCom, the continent’s premier ICT conference starts on Tuesday, November 11 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.

Fredrik Jejdling, Head of Region Sub-Saharan Africa at Ericsson, will deliver a keynote presentation on shifting to a data-focused strategy on Wednesday, November 12 at 09:00. In addition, Hans Piet, Head of Engagement Practices for Mobile Broadband at Ericsson in in Region Sub-Saharan Africa, will speak at a master class on delivering broadband to Africa and Shiletsi Makhofane, Head of Government and Industry Relations in Region Sub-Saharan Africa will join a panel in discussing how to increase coverage cost-effectively in remote areas.

From 11 to 13 November, visitors to Ericsson’s exhibition located at stand E1 in the main hall of the convention center will meet with subject matter experts who will help them navigate the future of the Networked Society as they explore the following: High Performance Networks At AfricaCom, Ericsson will demo the Radio Dot System highlighting how operators can grow their enterprise business with an innovative in-building architecture that delivers high-performance mobile coverage.

With research showing that by 2050, cities, which only account for 1 percent of the total area of the planet, will hold 70 percent of the world’s population; operators are keen to upgrade and maintain the integrity of their networks to support the growing pressure. Ericsson will also be showcasing how operators in sub-Saharan Africa can stay ahead of this rising push for new ways of innovating, collaborating and socializing with models and demos of solutions such as the City Site solution, Zero Site and the Capsule Site amidst various other network performance enhancing demos.

Driving Revenue Growth

At the exhibition, there will be a demonstration of LTE Broadcast for Digital Signage which allows mobile operators to deliver advertising or entertainment to a broad number of screens cost-effectively, enabling real-time dynamic updates of billboards, taxi and elevator
screens, and public venue display. Ericsson will also show how it is enabling TV Anywhere by revolutionizing Pay TV with a fresh, dynamic, visually-rich consumer experience that is intuitive and consistent across all screens, with significant cost and operational efficiencies.

Enhancing Customer Experience

In an increasingly Networked Society in which almost everyone and everything is connected, network operators are under mounting pressure to maintain quality of service, differentiate themselves from the competition and promote end-user loyalty. Frontrunners in the telecommunications industries are highly aware that improving the users’ customer experience is key to securing user loyalty in today’s hypercompetitive market environment. Operators can meet these challenges by entering into managed services partnerships with experts that assume responsibility for activities such as designing, building, operating and managing day-to-day network operations.

At the E1 stand, Ericsson will showcase how the experience-centric managed services model, aligns service delivery with the operator’s strategic and business objectives securing a customer experience-centric operation that proactively drives business innovation. We will also highlight how operators can get actionable, real-time insights from big data to better understand customers and improve their experiences by blending crucial domain expertise with a best-in-class big data analytics platform.

About Ericsson

Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, businesses and societies to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.

With more than 110,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions – and our customers – stay in front.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2013 were SEK 227.4 billion (USD 34.9 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.

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