BONN -- Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson have announced a strategic partnership to bring their deep market and industry expertise to jointly serve industrial enterprise customers with Campus Networks. The solution addresses the growing market demand for industrial solutions based on cellular technology. These will support diverse use cases on manufacturing shop floors, or at logistic centers, airports and harbors.
Uniquely combining public and private cellular networks provides the best coverage, capacity and availability on the campus and in the wider area of activity. Customers will benefit from improved security, efficiency and sustainability of operations.
The collaborative approach ideally positions both parties to capture and service the emerging 4.0 market sector, starting with LTE-based services. An intense customer cooperation and innovation focus will support the partners to develop towards future-tailored services based on 5G features.
Secure, reliable and high-performance network solutions
In this partnership, Campus Network technology will be complemented with solutions from the Deutsche Telekom portfolio such as Wi-Fi and local network integration, and IoT products. These solutions cover the whole value chain from Campus Network consulting (LTE/5G), use case definition, technical requirements, realization to secure operation. Use cases with customers in various industries are: autonomous transportation of production materials, next-gen refinery and predictive maintenance.
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. This unique partnership draws on the best of both companies to accelerate our clients’ automation and customer responsiveness today and into the future. We look forward to driving innovation in this partnership and making it a global success for our customers."
Arun Bansal, President and Head of Europe & Latin America at Ericsson, says: "As a technology leader, our Campus Network solutions boast flexibility and reliability. 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.
Campus Networks combine the power of public and private connectivity
Campus Networks seamlessly combine public and private cellular connectivity to support diverse enterprise use cases. The private slice, which is completely isolated from the public cellular network, is for the enterprise’s exclusive use. Thanks to dedicated spectrum usage and Quality of Service mechanisms, the private network can provide more secure, reliable and predictable connectivity. And with the data traffic kept locally, customers benefit from low network latency and a high degree of security. Companies can, for example, control and monitor real-time Internet of Things (IoT) applications in their operations, such as centrally controlled industrial robots and driverless transport systems.
Employees in the campus area benefit from the enhanced coverage through public cellular network as they get significantly better connectivity for voice and data communication. External service providers and suppliers can also be connected over the public slice, for example, to enable maintenance scenarios.