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Global 5G network service providers have banded together to create a forum that accelerates the delivery of 5G and mobile-edge computing-enabled solutions worldwide. (more…)
To deliver new best-in-class customer experiences and to ensure first-to-market leadership in the 5G era, Verizon Communications Inc. announced a new operating structure focused on three customer-facing areas: Consumer, Business and Verizon Media Group / Oath. (more…)
The battle to be the first U.S. operator to roll out a 5G network has certainly been hotting up of late, says Peter Dykes, with claims and counter claims being traded in the press and social media. But being first to the winning post is not an issue for every carrier in that country. (more…)
Börje Ekholm has assumed the position as president and CEO of Ericsson having been appointed in October 2016 to replace departed CEO, Hans Vestberg. Jan Frykhammar, who has temporarily held the position, remains a member of the company’s executive leadership team and is appointed executive vice president and advisor to the CEO. Frykhammar will support Ekholm during a transition period and will focus on corporate governance and efficiency.
Magnus Mandersson remains executive vice president and advisor to the CEO, focusing on customer relationships and continues as a member of the executive leadership team. Mandersson also remains chairperson of four out of Ericsson’s ten regions.
Carl Mellander remains as acting chief financial officer and a member of the executive leadership team.
“I am very excited to assume the role as president and CEO of Ericsson, a company that I have admired for as long as I can remember,” said Ekholm. “Ericsson has shaped an entire industry and led technology developments that have benefited so many. Yet, we are only at the beginning of the mobility journey as we in coming years will see massive transformation across industries as 5G is introduced.”
Leif Johansson, the chairman of the board at Ericsson, added: “I am confident that Börje Ekholm will be able to guide Ericsson on the next steps of the company’s development. Having served on the Ericsson Board of Directors for many years, Börje has a deep understanding of the business and the challenges Ericsson currently faces. I also want to express my gratitude to Jan Frykhammar who has served as interim CEO since July last year and who has led the company in a very dedicated and professional way.”
On August 31, 2016, Ericsson announced the launch of its new AIR 6468 cellular radio. Ericsson stated that together with the 5G Plug-Ins announced in June, and the (already available) Radio System Baseband 5216, it now offers all the components of a 5G access network. (more…)
Ericsson’s Board of Directors has announced that Hans Vestberg has stepped down as president and CEO and member of the Board of Directors of the company with immediate effect. Jan Frykhammar, the executive vice president and CFO, will assume the CEO position until a new CEO is appointed. (more…)
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