Ericsson: Supplier of equipment to the telecom world

Ericsson is another of the big guys, so big we almost decided not to track them. We try to focus on the disruptive tech firms, not the ones everyone already knows about, and you no doubt already know about Ericsson. But we decided to track them closely since we see disruption continuing in this space and Ericsson has a track record of innovation here. We will report on key innovations we see coming from them. And we recommend you consider their latest capabilities in any market research into communications you are doing.

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Ericsson) is a supplier of equipment, integrated solutions, multimedia applications and services to operators worldwide. The Company is a provider of communications networks, related services and multimedia solutions. Through its joint ventures ST-Ericsson and Sony Ericsson, it also provides handsets. It offers a portfolio of telecommunication and data communication systems, multimedia solutions and professional services, covering a range of technologies. The Company operates in five segments: Networks, Professional Services, Multimedia, Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson. During the year ended December 31, 2009, the Company acquired Nortel’s code division multiple access (CDMA) and long-term evolution (LTE) operations in North America. In September 2013, it completed the acquisitions of Microsoft's Mediaroom business and television solution, and Airvana Network Solutions' EVDO business.

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