Ericsson and Landmark to build intelligent IoT microgrid
Ericsson has been chosen by leading real estate and infrastructure firm Landmark Dividend LLC, the sponsor of Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP, to provide its Zero Site communications platform and communications infrastructure at sites across North America. Ericsson will deploy its Zero Site solution, cloud, core, backhaul and Internet of Things (IoT) software solutions, bringing innovative 4G, 5G and IoT use cases into industrial grid management.
Project deployment will begin immediately with Ericsson Zero Site, a multi-application pole solution jointly developed with Philips Lighting. Zero Site will enable Landmark to densify its sites, generate rental revenue through site leasing and offer high-speed broadband across the United States and Canada.
Ericsson will add its cloud, core and IoT software solutions to build and support a Landmark network with enterprise and energy-management applications.
Tim Brazy, Chief Executive Officer of Landmark Dividend, says: “As data consumption continues to grow exponentially and the widespread adoption of the IoT unfolds, expanding and densifying existing network infrastructure will be critical to wireless service providers. We are very excited to partner with Ericsson, a global leader and innovator of the IoT and Smart City platforms, and we look forward to providing customers with high-value solutions through our microgrid ecosystem and the Ericsson Zero Site offering.”
Eric Boudriau, Head of Industry and Society, Market Area North America, Ericsson, says: “This contract is an excellent example of how industrialized IoT use cases between utilities and telcos open up new business models and unleash new opportunities in a growing renewable energy market. It is fully aligned with Ericsson’s strategy and expansion of business into a new industrial segment while using existing telecom and IoT assets for the betterment of society through a focus on sustainability.”
Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services.
The company's portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.
Working in 175 countries, more than 80,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 206.5 billion (USD 27.1 billion) in 2009. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX NASDAQ, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York.
Ericsson has been present in the Middle East for more than 150 years. Ericsson has during these years been working closely with the operators on creating, developing and growing the telecom market in the region.
Ericsson has activities and operations in all 22 countries in Middle East and offices in 20 (Yemen and Afghanistan exceptions). It employs around 5,000 employees. Today it does business with more than 36 operators in the region.
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