Deutsche Telekom teams up with Ericsson to serve industrial customers

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DT and Ericsson announce a strategic partnership to jointly serve industrial enterprise customers with Campus Networks.

They want to address the growing market for industrial solutions based on cellular technology, and will support use cases on manufacturing shop floors, logistic centres, airports and harbours.

The idea is to combine public and private mobile networks to provide the best coverage, capacity and availability at the site and “in the wider area of activity”.

Benefits to customers

They claim customers will benefit from better security, efficiency and sustainability of operations.

Initially, the services will be based on LTE, working closely with customers and partners “to develop towards future-tailored services based on 5G features”.

The Campus Network technology will be complemented by other DT solutions like Wi-Fi, local network integration and IoT products.

The solutions will cover everything from consulting about the network itself, defining use cases and technical requirements, to implementation and secure operation.

Use cases will include autonomous transport of production materials, next-gen refinery and predictive maintenance.

Large and mid-sized firms

Adel Al-Saleh, CEO of T-Systems and Board Member of Deutsche Telekom, said, “Our enterprise and mid-sized customers demand secure, reliable and high-performance network solutions tailored to their specific requirements.

"Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson have a longstanding partnership in innovation, technology and services.”

Arun Bansal, President and Head of Europe & Latin America at Ericsson, says: “We are excited to boost the productivity of our customers while setting the standard for Industry 4.0.

"Our close partnership with Deutsche Telekom will no doubt continue to showcase innovation and customer-focused solutions that will raise the bar for smart manufacturing.”