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    Ericsson opens fresh 5G lab in France


    Ericsson has continued its 5G research by opening a “Garage” in France for start-ups and employees to explore the potential of the technology.

    The Garage, which is also open to students and partners, is located at Ericsson’s French headquarters in Massy, near Paris.

    Its priority will be building Internet of Things applications for smart cities, transport and energy, and will start work by developing solutions based on the narrowband IoT standard.

    A separate research lab will be located in Lannion and will explore connected tennis and building solutions with researchers from the University of Rennes.

    Sandor Albrecht, Research Director & Head of the Ericsson Garage, said: “I am delighted to see the Ericsson Garage concept taking off across Europe. Ericsson Garage France will be an additional source of innovation that will support stakeholders in their digital transformation and create value to keep European industry competitive.”

    Franck Bouétard, Head of Ericsson France, added: “The vibrancy of the French Tech initiative and the sheer quality of French engineering testify to France’s position as a powerhouse of innovation and research. For Ericsson, setting up a Garage open lab in France is thus a logical move and will help to drive the development of innovative concepts as 5G becomes a reality.”

    Recent research from Ericsson revealed corporates in the manufacturing, automotive and healthcare sector are among those who believe 5G will disrupt them for the better.