Ericsson’s NEST 2013: 5G and Using Network Slices to View the Forest for the Trees

Jason Marcheck
Jason Marcheck

At its recently concluded Networked Society Forum (NEST), Ericsson brought together its senior leadership team, many of its customers, and a fair number of deep thinkers who make their living as “futurists.”  The goal of the event was to stimulate some out-of-the-box thinking regarding future challenges that will face society as the world’s population becomes increasingly urban; one stat thrown around at the conference, for example, was that by 2050, 70% of the earth’s people will live in cities.  Of course, as part of this discussion, Ericsson took care to cultivate the message that ICT networks are going to be at the center of many solutions aimed at maintaining and, hopefully, increasing quality of life as we will increasingly be forced to live our lives while encroaching on each other’s personal space. Continue reading “Ericsson’s NEST 2013: 5G and Using Network Slices to View the Forest for the Trees”