A hodgepodge of happenings and a little Swedish pride

MWC 2013 Barcelona Ericsson

And so it begins. Opening day of Mobile World Congress. 67,000 experts on mobility, technology, radio networks, chipsets, applications, network this, network that, and not to forget – marketing professionals – it’s an event on a gigantic scale. Continue reading

Mobile World Congress, it’s like heading to summer camp

Today I’ve spent the whole day rehearsing and preparing for Mobile World Congress, where 67,000 professionals get together in Barcelona every year. It feels like the day before you go to summer camp, to be honest. A lot of us around the office are packing up at the end of the workday, taking a look around, printing out our hotel confirmations and leaving them on the printer before we go.

Luckily, we also have them digitally on our phones. Continue reading

Exactly what kind of oil is personal information?

Ericsson PIE Report - Figure 5

Just because we are not paying for a lot of things on the internet, does it really mean they’re for free? The new Personal Information Economy report from ConsumerLab explores how and to what extent information can complement money as the “oil” of the 21st century. But what kind of oil are we talking about here? Continue reading

Feeling empowered? It’s probably your phone.

Just how powerful is connectivity? Stay on this question for a second and think about your daily life: Mobile broadband is playing an increasingly important role for municipalities, governments and public institutions in managing their public responsibilities, for businesses in serving their clients, and in fact it enables creation of services that move citizens closer to the center of their societies. Continue reading

Citizens the drivers of city change

My colleague Patrik Regårdh, head of strategic marketing at Ericsson, concludes in a recent interview that information and communication technology (ICT) is a key contributor to city development and that we are only at the beginning of this positive development. I find it very intriguing to imagine where this might lead us. Continue reading

The Network is the organization

Crowdsourcing image

I wrote earlier about how creative people use tools and resources found on the web to realize their ideas. We call them the Game Changers, and we found out that they organize their work using ten different networked organizational forms (see image). Continue reading

Racing increasingly depends on Big Data

Data defines

Modern Race Cars performance is increasingly dependent on the continuous and rapid collection, interpretation and analysis of very large amounts of data.

A few weeks ago NASCAR teams held their Daytona pre-season thunder to fine tune their new cars. But what does NASCAR evaluate and how do the race car teams get the race car performance data to and from the track to their headquarters? Continue reading

COWs – cruising cells complement classic celltowers

Cellular on wheels

Mobile networks are built around a fine-tuned grid of towers that host base stations. These serve the basic mobile voice and data service needs of society. However, now and then the demands on the network peak temporarily and the current network capacity is inadequate. Since the need is temporary, a permanent densification solution would be an overkill.

The solution is to make the mobile network itself mobile! Continue reading

Mobile working as a lifestyle


You’ve heard it before: More people spend more time working away from their desk, thanks to mobile communications. And so I find myself writing this blog in an almost empty café, since this happens to be the most quiet place around – our office landscape tends to get rather busy at times. It might appear I’m not working, but in fact working in this environment accompanied by soft background music makes me more efficient. And eventually, that’s what my employer wants, isn’t it? Continue reading

Make creativity grow while going with the Flow


Could we connect devices and objects through mobile broadband network to deliver business and social benefits? And could we do this by tapping into data flows in mobile broadband networks?

I recently had an interesting discussion about these issues with Eva Sparr, Head of Marketing at our Business Unit Networks. Eva started talking about the ‘Flow’ business logic – one of the so-called Square Logics. To share these ideas with you, I invited Eva as a guest blogger: Continue reading