Networked Society presentation for the Ericsson LATAM partners day
In the Networked Society, everyone, everything and everywhere will be connected in real time, but it is not
just about the connections, but what impact they will have on our world.
societyThe Networked Society is about changing our world and everything in it. The combined
forces of mobility, broadband and the cloud will transform all parts of our society and by
2020, ICT will have brought about significant economic, social and environmental progress
for hundreds of millions of people around the world.
Check out how the Technology for Good stories in Latin America are contributing to
building the Networked Society. This is just the beginning…
We apply our innovation to market-based solutions that empower people
and society to help shape a more sustainable world. In the Networked
Society, Ericsson is the leading advocate of Technology for Good. By using
broadband and mobility to address poverty, human rights, climate change
and other challenges, we work to ensure that our technology is a force for
good and lasting change.
STORIES IN Latin
America and the
CONNECTIONThis initiative brought 3G broadband to the Amazon region, providing education
and healthcare to more than 30,000 people distributed in about 175 communities
along the Tapajós River.
Initiatied in the city of Belterra in 2009 with the first 3G rural sites in the Amazon,
the program continued with yearly milestones. In 2010. the Abaré Hospital boat
was also connected with 3G mobile technology. In 2011, coverage was expanded
with Suruacá 3G off-grid site, with alternative energy solutions. In 2012, Connect
to Learn was started in the Suruacá school.
Partners: Telefonica | Vivo and NGO Saude&Alegria
Dates: Launched in 2009
In southern Brazil, Curitiba’s 3.2 million citizens and its Public
Transport Operators are benefiting from an electronic ticketing
and fleet management system. The city’s bus fleet serves 2.4
million passengers daily and is connected through a high-speed
mobile broadband network that provides up-to-the-second
information on a range of services.
Partners: Telefonica | Vivo, URBS and Dataprom
Dates: Launched in 2010