Signify and Ericsson see 5G connectivity in a new light with new joint indoor solution

    June 27, 2019

     

    Signify’s indoor luminaire will be embedded with Ericsson 5G Radio Dot in a joint offering that will enable service providers to easily add indoor connectivity to buildings when the lighting systems are being built or upgraded.
     

    This is the latest concept born from the successful relationship between Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, and Ericsson, who previously co-developed Lightpole Site Slim, the connected outdoor lighting pole small cell solution.

    The new luminaire light fixture, unveiled at MWC19 Shanghai, features an embedded Ericsson Radio Dot, and will deliver not only light, but also 5G connectivity inside buildings. The 5G Radio Dot, Ericsson’s industry-leading indoor small cell solution, is small and light enough to embed easily into Signify’s lighting systems. With this additional deployment option, it will now be easier to deliver 5G indoors.

     

    Our partnership with Signify is a great example of our innovative work in the indoor small cells space – we are continuously looking for new opportunities and easy ways for service providers and building owners to add indoor mobile connectivity. Our 5G Dot is so small and compact, it can fit into a lighting solution."

     

    David Hammarwall,
    Head of Product Line Radio, Business Area Networks, at Ericsson

    “It’s all about connectivity inside buildings. The bulk of internet traffic is there and corporate WiFi will not always be the preferred option. Our connected lighting system, Interact Office, makes it possible to have a high-bandwidth network in the ceiling with Ericsson’s 5G Radio Dot embedded in the luminaires,” said Remco Lansbergen, Senior Director Global Strategic Alliances at Signify.
     

    The embedded 5G Radio Dot will work with Signify’s Interact Office, benefiting from the innovative architecture of the Radio Dot System – with power and backhaul delivered though standard networking cables (CAT 6).
     

    The new product offering is on display at the Ericsson booth at MWC19 Shanghai, June 26-28.

    For further information, please contact:

    Signify Global Media Relations – Professional Lighting

    Wendy Schellens

    Tel: +31 6 51863401

    Email: wendy.schellens@signify.com

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    About Signify

     

    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2018 sales of EUR 6.4 billion, we have approximately 29,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We have been named Industry Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for two years in a row. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter and LinkedIn. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

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