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Since a radical turnaround in 2003, Ericsson has dominated the wireless infrastructure market. It has built on its leading position in GSM and 3G technologies, and has filled in gaps in its offering via acquisitions, notably of many assets of bankrupt Nortel. This strengthened the Swedish giant’s activities in North America and the CDMA space. The company is under intense competitive pressure from Huawei though, and price wars in the mobile networks market have hurt its margin and sparked a wave of consolidation and cost cutting. These factors have forced Ericsson to broaden its operations and seek higher margin bases, most successfully in managing carriers’ networks on an outsourced basis. It is also developing businesses in fixed/mobile convergence and video, white label services for cellcos, and consulting. In its wireless infrastructure heartland it is leading the first wave of LTE contracts though it expects 3G to be the primary revenue growth generator for the medium term. Ericsson also has some important joint ventures, notably Sony Ericsson for handsets, and ST-Ericsson in chips.

Ericsson expands Wi-Fi/cellular indoor platform

21 May, 2013

Adds cloud controllers, self-optimizing network software and integrated management platform for cellcos

Ericsson builds scale for its m-commerce platform

14 May, 2013

New alliance with Eurogiro allows half a million bank and post office branches to interconnect for mobile transactions

Services and profits slow at Ericsson

24 April, 2013

Networks business shows signs of full-year resilience, but modernization projects squeeze margins and services slow

Ericsson has disaster recovery for TV

10 April, 2013

The giant Swedish cellco outsourcer wants to offer across the board services to broadcasters

Ericsson may buy Microsoft Mediaroom

28 March, 2013

Would add new IPTV platform and carrier deals, while Windows giant would concentrate TV efforts on Xbox

Ericsson teams with SAP in M2M

7 March, 2013

In talks with operators like Telenor and Three to support expanded platform for enterprise services

Ericsson talks small cells but only extends AIR

13 February, 2013

Promises 70% better throughput with half the equipment, for its new antenna integrated radio base station unit

Ericsson in M2M alliance with Gemalto

11 February, 2013

Two firms will integrate their platforms for managing embedded SIM card devices and subscriptions

Ericsson wins $1bn services deal with RCom

11 February, 2013

Shares $2bn contract with ALU, vendors will manage wired and wireline networks in India and improve service quality

Ericsson shines despite biggest loss for a decade

31 January, 2013

Takes $990m Q4 loss, largely down to ST-Ericsson writedown, but business mix and margins are improving

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