Ericsson and ABB in Memorandum of Understanding to enhance wireless automation

Electronics and technology leaders Ericsson and ABB have entered into an MoU to enhance connected services, industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and AI technologies into the future.

Both companies will continues their research collaboration, explore improvements in manufacturing processes and automation, and discover new business opportunities for the industrial ecosystem.

At present, Ericsson is deploying an intelligent automation systems at its Tallinn, Estonia factory made by ABB, which is providing a fully automated flexible robot cell solution for the final assembly of 5G radios.

Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO, ABB, says: “We are very excited to extend our partnership with Ericsson as the world moves closer to the era of 5G technology. ABB’s leadership in digital industries combined with Ericsson’s pioneering work in connectivity will open up new opportunities for customers to enhance productivity and competitiveness by digitalizing their businesses.”

Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, Ericsson, says: “Ericsson and ABB already have a strong collaboration in research for 5G and Industrial IoT technologies. With this MoU, we strengthen our partnership to accelerate the industrial ecosystem and realize the full potential of flexible automation, unlocking new business opportunities enabled by combining 5G and Industry 4.0.”  

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