Madrid, March 2022

Ericsson and eProsima are collaborating together to provide native 5G support for ROS 2 (the Robot Operating System) through its default middleware, Fast DDS.


5G technology, the 5th generation of mobile networks, is a new global wireless standard that provides a connectivity speed that is up to 100 times faster than 4G. This technology is already here for many industries such as e-health, connected vehicles and traffic systems and advanced mobile cloud gaming. 5G is also a reality in the robotics sector, providing cutting edge communications to improve productivity in fields ranging from industrial applications to automotive.

5G technology can be used by any communications middleware as a data link, and ROS 2, the popular framework for building robot applications, is going to work “out of the box” in these networks. Ericsson, a leading company in the 5G field, envisioned a way to enable ROS 2 to use the advanced features of 5G.

To achieve this, Ericsson and eProsima have worked together to enable native ROS 2 support for creating Unique Network Flows. eProsima enabled this feature at Fast DDS level, and worked together with Ericsson to support it in the RMW for ROS 2.

The Unique Network Flows are the different channels used to ensure different QoS settings enabled by the 5G routers, this way users can do things such as reserve bandwidth, ensure guaranteed low latency, etc. 

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Ericsson is a Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company, the leading provider of 5G network equipment in the US. Ericsson, headquartered in Stockholm, has over 100,000 employees. The Swedish company is at the forefront of the 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing and cloud network infrastructure era, and has been the first company to bring 5G to four continents.



eProsima is an SME company focused on networking middleware with special attention to the OMG (Object Management Group) standard called Data Distribution Service for real time systems (DDS). The company’s DDS middleware solutions find special interest in the robotic, IoT and automotive sector, being Fast DDS a middleware implementations for larger robotic systems like ROS 2 and Micro XRCE-DDS the default middleware for micro-ROS, a robot operating system for microcontrollers.



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