Ericsson will open up a technology incubator, known as D Fifteen in Santa Clara, California, later this year. The 5G-connected facility brings multiple core capabilities together under one roof and customers, partners and the Silicon Valley ecosystem community will be invited to collaborate around how their products and services will be affected by 5G technologies, including edge computing and distributed cloud, automation and intelligence, 5G radio, and global IoT connectivity.
“D-Fifteen will be a place for experimentation and collaboration, a showcase for the promising technologies that 5G will empower,” Margaret Herndon, head of marketing and communications, Ericsson North America, said. “This facility will bring together the brightest minds in Ericsson and, working with our partners, we’ll tap into the fast-moving, boundary-breaking spirit of Silicon Valley to bring about the next evolution in mobile networks. We want our partners to dare, design and deliver all in one world-class facility.”
Early D-Fifteen initiatives include:
D-15 IoT Studio: A hands-on testing ground, where Ericsson engineers will roll up their sleeves and put connected technology to the test.
D-15 Labs: A 5G testbed where service providers and partners will pressure test the multi-layered networks that are at the heart of the 5G experience and enable the promising technologies of the future like self-driving cars and the Industrial Internet of Things.