Ericsson presents Networked Society Award to PLM

Ericsson recently awarded the Ericsson Networked Society Award to Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) as part of its annual sponsorship of Smart Communications’ 11th Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program (SWEEP) Innovation and Excellence Awards.

The Networked Society Award was given to PLM in recognition of their Smart Reserve project, which was also named as a finalist in the Smart SWEEP Awards.  Smart Reserve is a Cloud-based application designed to automate bus reservations for daily commuters via SMS or a mobile application using electronic tickets (E-tickets).  The proposed system will solve the problem of thousands of commuters each day who is faced with long waiting times, and improve the  allocation of buses in transport terminals.

From left:  Edwin Ubalde, Ericsson Philippines Head of Sales and Engagement Practice; PLM Faculty Mentor Eufemia Garcia, PLM team leader Gabriel Justin Dimailig, and Lawrence Macalintal, Ericsson Philippines Head of Networks.

From left: Edwin Ubalde, Ericsson Philippines Head of Sales and Engagement Practice; PLM Faculty Mentor Eufemia Garcia, PLM team leader Gabriel Justin Dimailig, and Lawrence Macalintal, Ericsson Philippines Head of Networks.

The 11th Smart SWEEP Awards were launched by Smart late last year and for the first time, incorporated a mobile apps competition open to all college students nationwide.

Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, businesses and societies to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

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With more than 110,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions – and our customers – stay in front.   

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2013 were SEK 227.4 billion (USD 34.9 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.

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