São José dos Campos Technology Park signed a cooperation agreement with the companies Claro, Embratel and Ericsson to develop, validate and test solutions involving 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and IoT-Mobile (IoT-M) that meet the needs of the corporate market, mainly from the Industry 4.0, Agribusiness, Health, Smart City and Education segments. The objective of the partnership is to identify companies and scientific and technological institutions – associated or not with the Technology Park – that are interested in co-creating to address the real needs of their businesses and customers.
A test and development environment will be installed within the Park. This environment will run on 3.5GHz frequency, using 5G Standalone, based on a scientific license granted by National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) to Claro, for experimental use. All the 5G infrastructure that will be installed in the Park will be provided by Ericsson, including mobile access equipment (RAN), such as radios, antennas and basebands for installation on Claro’s ERBs, in order to enable the implementation of this test and development environment with connectivity. Ericsson will also be responsible for delivering the Core 5G solution for this network and will support and test the solutions created together with the São José dos Campos Technological Park, Claro and the companies participating in the initiative.
In addition, Embratel will add all its strategic knowledge of the corporate market, a segment in which it is a leader and has operated for over 50 years. Embratel will integrate the developed technologies and offer solutions to bring digital evolution to the most diverse segments of the economy, which will have numerous benefits in their operations through innovations, based on state-of-the-art networks, such as 5G, IoT-M and NB -IoT. Embratel will also work on evaluating and attracting, together with the Technological Park, new strategic partnerships with important companies and startups to be part of the project.
Finally, the Technological Park will have the role of fostering collaboration, through the involvement of consolidated companies and startups installed in its structure, allowing access to those who want to share information about their production processes and carry out tests or R&D&I projects in the testing structure and development that will be assembled. It will also provide Claro, Embratel and Ericsson with access to its innovation hub, bringing companies, companies, investors and educational and research institutions closer together, linked to acceleration and incubation programs, as well as open innovation programs and connection between the ecosystem.
According to Marcelo Nunes, general director of the São José dos Campos Technology Park, the project meets one of the main pillars of the institution: the creation of connections between its companies and the market. The Park is one of the largest innovation and entrepreneurship complexes in Brazil and has more than 300 companies and institutions of all sizes linked to programs that encourage the development of business, partnerships and opportunities. “Having Ericsson and Claro and Embratel involved with us in the research and development of innovations related to 5G is extremely strategic and will help our associates to create new solutions and products that meet their customers’ needs and address important customer issues. their business”, emphasizes the executive.
São José dos Campos is a city that is in Ericsson’s priority focus. The company has maintained a high-tech factory in the city for over 65 years – one of the four the company maintains in the world and the oldest in uninterrupted operation, where solutions are produced that serve not only the Brazilian market, but also others Latin American countries. In March, the company opened the first 5G manufacturing line in Latin America and the Southern Hemisphere at this factory. “São José is a strategic region for us and we want to help it become one of the first truly 5G cities in the country. , there are extremely important, solid companies that will be able to benefit strongly from this new technology. We want to take the lead in this movement in the region”, reinforces Tiago Machado, Ericsson Business Vice President.
The Technology Park has the ideal environment to foster initiatives aimed at Open Innovation, one of the pillars that has guided Claro’s actions, especially in relation to 5G. “The exchange of experiences provided by Claro and Embratel’s partnership with Ericsson and the Technological Park will allow us to create disruptive solutions, identify new markets and foster innovation based on new networks, new sensors and edge computing, discovering opportunities and identifying needs that we do not yet know”, highlights Rodrigo Duclos, Director of beOn Claro, Claro’s innovation hub. “The Technological Park brings together academia, startups, large companies and professionals with an ambition to innovate, which makes it a hotbed of ideas and opportunities. We want to connect with these actors and generate products and services that can be developed, tested and scaled so that they have the potential to, in the future, integrate our portfolio serving our video, broadband and mobile customers, as well as the corporate market ”, concludes the executive.
According to Adriano Rosa, Embratel’s Executive Director, the partnership announced today results in an important space for innovation, with investments in new technologies and several opportunities to apply innovations to support the corporate market in its journey of growth in the new digital economy. ”Embratel is an integrator of digital solutions and enabler of innovations for the business and government market. We believe that 5G and IoT are fundamental for the future of business and will boost Brazil’s economy like never before. The solutions conceived in the Technological Park will be used in the market to take companies, Governments and their operations to a new level of digitization and results”, he says.