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Ericsson, Telia, Volvo test 5G network for industrial use

March 12, 2019 / Juan Pedro Tomas

The partners will operate a 5G network at Volvo CE’s research facility in Sweden: Ericsson, Volvo Construction Equipment and Telia said they are already operating what they claim is Sweden’s first 5G network for industrial use. Operated with a test license, the 5G network is comprised of Ericsson commercial hardware and software, including 5G New Radio and core products from Ericsson’s 5G platform, at Volvo CE’s research and development facility in Eskilstuna, a municipality approximately 56 miles west of Stockholm. The partners said they aim to develop solutions for remote control of construction machinery and fully automated solutions, and that another goal of the project is to increase industry efficiency and sustainability through 5G testing. “We can see that the industry’s interest in 5G is considerable,” said Anders Olsson, CEO of Telia Sweden. “Automation of the entire flow will mean new ways of working and greater gains from effic...