Ericsson announced its partnership with Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, a center of excellence in the area of optical networks and technologies, to introduce integrated photonic 5G technology.
This collaboration will focus on cost-effective solutions for mobile Fronthaul and Backhaul in the RAN and ultra-high speed data center interconnectivity.
Integrated photonic technologies are changing the optical communication industry’s future with the promise of reductions in costs, power consumption, and footprint. 5G transport and networking for the Networked Society is the driver for such optical investment.
“We have entered an exciting new stage of cooperation with Ericsson, where integrated photonics will join electronics technologies for innovative solutions in the mobile platform of the future,” said Giancarlo Prati, director of the TeCIP Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.
Earlier, Ericsson signed 5G joint research agreements with King’s College London (UK) and Technische Universitat Dresden (Germany).
Ericsson is also founder of the cross-industries initiative 5G for Sweden, together with the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Scania, Volvo Construction Equipment, Chalmers University of Technology, Lund University, Linköping University, and Swedish ICT (part of Research Institutes of Sweden).