Ericsson Launches Subscription Service for Remote Working
By Dominic Chopping
STOCKHOLM--Ericsson AB on Tuesday announced the launch of a new
subscription service for remote working in North America as it
looks to benefit from the work-from-home boom and tap into new
diversified 5G business applications.
Ericsson Wireless Office allows employees of small- and
medium-sized businesses to set up a virtual desktop on any device
in under five minutes and gives them access to licensed apps, cloud
storage and 5G-ready communication tools, with no information
technology expertise required.
Initially, the telecom giant is targeting 6 million small- and
medium-sized companies in North America and Ericsson estimates the
market for IT services in the U.S. alone is valued at $90
"The development of Ericsson Wireless Office is in line with
Ericsson's increased focus on working with mobile operators to
develop 5G solutions for companies and industries," the company
"The future workplace will become even more digital as the
pandemic has increased the need for flexible workplaces," it
Customers will pay a monthly charge depending on the number of
employees, what type of software they are licensing, and what type
of IT services they are consuming.
Ericsson provides and manages the service and said it now has
the first operator onboard that is launching Ericsson Wireless
Office in the U.S. during the second quarter.
Initially launching in North America, Ericsson Wireless Office
is expected to be available in Europe and Asia in the second half
of this year.
Ericsson has developed a dedicated marketplace on the platform
for business applications and also offers a "Bring Your Own
License" option, it said.
Wireless Office is sold as a service to enterprises through
Ericsson's primary customers, with support from channel partners
specialized in small and medium businesses. It has partnered with
U.S.-based agent Telarus to sell subscriptions to the platform.
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