AT&T Joins Ericsson’s 5G Startup Program to develop new consumer technology

Jay CarrieAT&T’s Vice President of Products and Innovation, AT&T, says: “AT&T customers are already reaping the benefits of our 5G network with high speed, low latency and excellent reliability. Now the network we have built is ready for more social and exciting experiences that will change that. “With the way we live, work and play. With ConsumerLab Ericsson and its deep catalog of companies and innovative ideas, we can help us bring new experiences to life, using technologies such as AR and VR for a variety of interests, including travel and sport.”

AT&T joins a number of innovative companies from around the world seeking to introduce 5G innovations. Ericsson’s Startup 5G program supports the exploration and discovery of innovative opportunities spanning multiple consumer segments and touching technologies in areas such as entertainment and media, gaming, sports, learning and more.

Jasmine SethiThe head of ConsumerLab, Ericsson Research, says: “With access to more than 40 global startups, the program offers AT&T a unique opportunity not only to use valid consumer information from our Ericsson Research analytics platform, but also to connect with innovation partners to appear on on top of their existing initiatives and programs ”.

This project is the latest in a long history of cooperation between AT&T and Ericsson, including the development of public and private 5G networks.

Rob JohnsonVice President and Head of AT&T Global Clients, Ericsson, says: “We are pleased that AT&T, with its long legacy of mobile innovation, is joining our Startup 5G program to deliver exciting new 5G applications and services to consumers.” Our global industry knowledge, ecosystem partners and collaboration with service providers will help promote innovative 5G products that will open up new opportunities for consumers. We are excited to embark on this journey with AT&T. “

Last year, Ericsson published the world’s largest 5G consumer survey to date – Five Ways to Improve 5G – which found estimates equivalent to 1.3 billion consumers and 220 million 5G users. The report shows that 5G is already starting to trigger new smartphone behaviors, and 5G users spend more time on cloud gaming and augmented reality (AR) compared to 4G users.

Read the Ericsson ConsumerLab report: Five ways to improve 5G here.

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