The electronics and communication firm announced a partnership with Google, to allow Android TV boxes to work with its own MediaFirst platform. The integration will provide an additional pathway to extend MediaFirst cloud-based TV services, including 4K-UHD live TV channels, video-on-demand, catch-up TV and cloud DVR. Ericsson will also partner with Intel to develop Cloud based systems. Combined research centres will explore joint innovation around video processing, Cloud infrastructure and mobility. Intel and Ericsson are already working in tandem to develop 5g technologies.