Swisscom and Ericsson along with their academic partner, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have launched the ‘5G for Switzerland’ program. As part of the program, Swisscom and Ericsson will work with industry partners to understand how 5G can innovate their businesess and address industry needs as more businesses start to leverage on 5G connectivity to enhance their operations and improve performance.
The initiative will see Swisscom working with its partners to accelerate the development of innovative solutions in numerous promising fields such as smart grid, intelligent mobility and digital health. In the light of 5G technology, emerging and fast growing segments such as smart transportation, autonomous driving, automated traffic control, smart grid, and, to a massive extent, IoT (Internet of Things) and virtual reality will start evolving in new directions and will require such solutions for businesses to stay ahead.
According to the companies, the outcomes of the program will be incorporated into the definition of international standards for 5G, with completion planned for 2019.