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As Industry Connect reaches its first year, Ericsson pitches it to AT&T

At last year’s Mobile World Congress, private networks were a big theme, and Ericsson introduced its Industry Connect product. Unlike Nokia, which has made it clear that some of its private cellular platforms and services could be sold direct to enterprises – potentially bypassing the MNO – Ericsson has been careful not to create conflicts of interest with its main customers. Indeed, when current CEO Börje Ekholm took the helm three years ago, he backed away from many of the direct-to-enterprise activities his predecessor had introduced. But the Swedish firm certainly will not want to miss out on the opportunities afforded by private networks, and has been particularly active in trials and roll-outs to support Industrie 4.0 and Internet of…

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