Ericsson brings digital transformation and JOT in utilities to light at WETEX 2016

Press release
Published September 25th, 2016 - 08:45 GMT

Ericsson is pleased to announce its participation at the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2016, from October 4 to 6 at the Dubai World Trade Center. This year Ericsson is the Platinum Sponsor at the event and will demonstrate a variety of its Smart Grid, Utilities, Cloud and Sustainability solutions, while the company’s Global Head of Utilities, Marco Li Vigni, will discuss digital transformation and the Internet of Things (IoT) in the utilities industry in light of the theme ‘At the Forefront of Sustainability’.

The front-runners in industries like Utilities, Transport, Public Safety, and Mobile Financial Services, are starting to shift information and communications technologies from the backroom to the boardroom, from support act to main stage. To address this, Ericsson will demonstrate its Smart Grid Node and Cellular IoT and Sustainable Water solutions. Moreover, the company will have flash demonstrations of its Smart Meter to Cash, Analytics, and Cloud and Data Center capabilities; in addition to videos showcasing Smart Grid Nodes, Digital Utilities and Smart Meter as a Service.

On October 6, Ericsson’s Global Head of Utilities, Marco Li Vigni, will discuss how Increased focus on emission reductions, new business models and operational efficiency are changing the nature of the utilities business and creating new challenges and opportunities.

Ericsson can help organizations re-invent themselves in an environment of changing industry roles, intense competition and financial pressure. As economies and societies become more interconnected, Ericsson helps industry innovators break away from silos or bespoke products in favor of platforms, collaboration, and connected solutions. Each industry – and every company and authority within it – has its own journey, its own starting point, and its own destination. Ericsson creates platforms with multi-industry relevance and scale, that focus on delivering transformational offerings to the Smart sustainable cities, Utilities, Transport , Public safety and Mobile financial services industries.

Visit Ericsson’s stand PSP-4 at WETEX at Dubai World Trade Center from October 4 to 6, 2016. 

Background Information


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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