Ericsson presents Networked Society Award to PLM

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. 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. Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities. 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...
Ericsson sets global innovation competition for students

Ericsson sets global innovation competition for students

Ericsson has today announced the launch of the sixth annual Innovation Awards, a competition in which university students are given the opportunity to be drivers of fundamental change in society. Ericsson launches global innovation competition for university students 2015 theme is “The Future of Learning” Learning is a prioritized area within the Networked Society Finalists and semifinalists will be interviewed for a possible internships or permanent positions at Ericsson The theme of the 2015 competition is “The Future of Learning” – how can we make learning accessible for all? What do we need when lifelong learning becomes necessary for everyone? What are the new tools and methodologies when learning becomes an online activity and it happens more and more away from school buildings? In Ericsson’s vision of the Networked Society, technology fundamentally transforms the ways we organize our lives, businesses and societies. But only recently has the connectivity and computational power once reserved for industrial applications become intensely personal – embedded not just into our mobile devices and cloud software, but into our everyday expressions, interactions, relationships and desires. The result is an unprecedented capacity for individual empowerment and innovation. Empowered by technology, students and progressive teachers are catalysts for fundamental change. New skills and the passion for constant learning are becoming increasingly important. A new ecosystem is emerging that is greatly impacting, and in some cases redefining, established systems and institutions. We hope and expect many good ideas about the future of learning from students around the world. The winners will receive a prize 25 000 EUR, with the runners-up receiving 10 000 EUR and 5 000 EUR...