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Technology & IT | Thursday 23 May, 2019 1:00 am |

Ericsson pays homage to the power of 5G in new film with high-profile heroes

Ericsson joins forces with thought-leading tech profiles, such as a gaming pioneer, a disability
rights advocate and a professional footballer
The ambitious one-take film offers a glimpse into a seamlessly connected future, enabled by 5G
The film touches on everything from connected vehicles to fully immersive gaming and remote
To highlight the new age of 5G, Ericsson joins forces with thought-leading tech profiles in a film
that pays homage to connectivity and the innovation it sparks. To fit the theme of being seamlessly
connected, the ambitious 90-second cinematic has been shot in a single fast-paced take.
The film features Haben Girma, the first ever Deafblind Harvard Law School graduate, in a
driverless car; gaming pioneer AtomicMari inside her own immersive gaming universe; singer-
songwriter KIDDO; Paris Saint-Germain footballer Nadia Nadim; and scientist Danica Kragic
remote-operating a pair of robotic arms.
Magnus Frodigh, VP Head of Ericsson Research, says the scenes of the film offer a glimpse of
what 5G has in store for the future.
“We are on the verge of making these technologies a reality, which will revolutionize our lives in
ways we can’t imagine yet. With connectivity being an increasingly natural part of society, we want
to show how it will enable innovation to thrive – while highlighting people who inspire us to push
our limits.”
Seven additional films dig deeper into each setting, inviting the viewer to go “behind the scenes” of
each innovation and explore the technologies enabling them. The films touch on everything from
IoT to mobile gaming, connected vehicles and remote robotics.
Haben Girma, the internationally acclaimed disability rights advocate who opens the film, says
connectivity can revolutionize accessibility in the tech industry – particularly in terms of mobility.
“Imagine a future where a Deafblind person can control a car. Technology designed with access in
mind will advance equal opportunities for people with disabilities, increasing our ability to work,
study and travel with ease and freedom. It can drive growth, improve the experience for disabled
and non-disabled consumers, and spark new innovation. If we plan for it, tech will create a barrier-
free future,” says Haben.

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