• Ericsson and MIT to collaborate on two major research projects on the design of state-of-the-art hardware that could one day power next generation 5G and 6G mobile networks
  • Lithionics-based device research to enable neuromorphic computing, promising exponentially more energy efficient AI-algorithms than available today
  • Advances in hardware could lead to “zero-energy” devices able to harvest energy directly from the received radio signal and use this energy to connect to the mobile network

As we enter a new age for electronics powered by 5G and eventually 6G, MIT and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) are collaborating on two research projects that seek to help build a new network infrastructure needed to empower the truly revolutionary use cases the next generation of mobile networks will bring.

The new mobile network generations bring ultra-fast speed, low latency, and superb reliability to the end user. However large, feature rich networks are complex structures to manage for network operators. Ericsson is working to research cognitive networks, which rely on artificial intelligence (AI) to enable a secure, highly automized, data-driven network operation. To improve the compute power, speed and energy efficiency of cognitive networks, Ericsson Research and the MIT Materials Research Laboratory are collaborating to research new designs in lithionic chips enabling neuromorphic computing, offering exponentially more energy efficient AI processing. This could enable fully cognitive networks with reduced operation complexity and energy consumption compared to today.

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