Everything is going mobile. This changes how consumers behave and how enterprises work. Important driving forces are new, more affordable smartphones, and the many new connected devices on the market. Both subscriptions and data traffic are increasing rapidly.
Operators are investing in mobile broadband and services, putting in new equipment and upgrading networks to handle the increasing data traffic in an efficient way. Some are also introducing tiered pricing for better revenue capture.
Our business is defined by long-term relationships mainly with large telecom operators around the world. We serve approximately 400 customers in more than 180 countries, most of whom are network operators.
WITH EVERYTHING CONNECTED, OUR WORLD CHANGES.
Starting with voice, telecommunication began by connecting places. It let homes and businesses communicate better, making lives easier. Later, mobile telephony untied all those possibilities from a fixed place.
Now, the same has happened to broadband. It too has gone mobile, meaning greater efficiency, more freedom, and more fun too.
In the future, we see a world where everything that can benefit from being connected is connected. That means all people in all places – but it means connecting things as well. Today, this includes power meters and emergency services vehicles. Eventually, it could be anything and everything.
This will transform individual lives. It will revolutionize individual businesses. But more than that, it will have a profound impact on our entire society, changing the whole world for good.
There’s a long way to go. But that just means more potential – for us and for our customers. Everyone is part of the networked society. Our role is to make it possible.
Our mission is to innovate to empower people, business and society. We are a world-leading provider of network infrastructure, telecom services and multimedia solutions, which in combination meet a broad range of operator needs. To best reflect our business, we report five business segments, two of which are joint ventures.
Divestment of 50% stake in Sony Ericsson completed February 15, 2012
In some industries, companies have to persuade their users to adopt their innovations. For operators, it’s the other way around.
We understand the complexities involved in mobile networks. With that expertise, our customers can continue to satisfy the demands of their users.
HOW WE STAY AHEAD
- A customer-first perspective: understanding needs, objectives and constraints
- Innovation: future-proof, scalable solutions
- Delivering cost-efficiency: reducing customers’ operating expenses
- Technology leadership: high performance in live networks.
30,000 granted patents
- Services leadership: 56,000 services professionals worldwide
- Global presence and scale: double the size of second largest player in mobile network equipment
BUILDING, EXPANDING, REPLICATING
We start by helping customers to build out coverage. When that is in place, we offer additional services and solutions that enable expansions and enhancements of the network.
We scale our services business by replicating successes globally. Once a successful case is proven we can roll out the same practice all over the world.
Operators are constantly thinking about the competition. Will the big beat the small? The fast beat the slow? Who will prevail?
One thing is for sure: efficiency always wins. That’s where we come in.
To build the networked society, our innovations need to be offered more widely than to operators alone.
We are finding new ways to extend our reach. Today we also address sectors like utilities and TV & media.
To enable the networked society, we need to be more than just market leaders. We need to be thought leaders.
We make sure that the knowledge we gain is shared with our people. This keeps our thinking – and our business – one step ahead.
As network speeds increase, their users find better, richer ways to share. This inspires new ideas and fresh thinking.
In turn, this stimulates economic growth – creating more opportunity for everyone.