Ericsson has introduced Ericsson Wireless Office, a 5G-virtual workspace service designed for small and medium businesses (SMB) in the U.S.
The service removes the dependency of in-house IT expertise, physical installments and devices while providing reliable and secure network access anywhere and anytime. The framework allows a secure remote access service to protect applications from internet threats while maintaining control and governance of access over contractors, partners, vendors and employees.
Ericsson is working with Telarus to market Ericsson Wireless Office through its ecosystem that will allow businesses for remote-work and hybrid-work models to become a permanent feature. The outbreak of COVID-19 increased the need to work remotely due to lockdowns and accelerated the digitalization trend in workplaces.
According to a study by Ericsson Industry Lab, about 60% of white-collar work is expected to be found outside company premises by 2030. Ericsson said the Wireless Office will help SMB’s IT strategy to support digital remote-work models.
"The pandemic has changed the way we work, and Ericsson Wireless Office addresses this transformation by delivering a 5G-ready office solution covering the applications, cloud and communication needs for enterprises in one single solution regardless of their location or device, with no IT expertise required,” said Dan Foster, head of global sales at Ericsson.
Additionally, for small businesses with limited staff it allows for access to virtual desktops as well as business apps, compute, storage and redundancy using a smartphone, tablet or laptop.