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Swedish telecom giant Ericsson has unveiled a new virtual testing and collaboration space that will allow customers to unlock new opportunities enabled by 5G technology.

Located at the company’s Kanata North R&D office, the Open Lab is a virtual and physical space for fast and interactive collaboration and co-creation with communications service providers and ecosystem partners.

Working closely with operators and enterprise customers globally, the testing centre is designed to help clients test the latest 5G Radio Access Networks technologies.

5G RAN uses radio frequencies to provide wireless connectivity to devices such as virtual reality technology, autonomous vehicles and cloud gaming platforms. 

With the help of the Open Lab, Ericsson and its customers will be able to discover new uses for the systems as well as provide real-time feedback and software updates. 

“We have created this collaboration to develop architectures and common operating standards that complement existing 5G ready technology,” says Fredrik Jejdling, executive vice-president at Ericsson. “With Ericsson Open Lab, we invite our customers and partners to co-create and bring new cloud innovations to 5G.”

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