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The history of Ericsson

Welcome to a journey through the world of Ericsson - a trip through history towards the future. These articles depict in photographs and film how the small factory opened by Lars Magnus Ericsson in 1876 successfully evolves into a global company.

Ericsson: 140 years of innovating ahead

Ericsson: 140 years of innovating ahead

For 140 years, our ideas, technology and people have created monumental impact: real turning points that have transformed lives, industries and society as a whole.

Ericsson: 140 years of innovating ahead
 Finland, 1925, Helsinki interurban station

The History of Ericsson

Read more about the Ericsson history.

The Center for Business History in Stockholm
A row of table model telephones dated from between years 1903-1929.

Shaping history

Over the past 140 years, Ericsson has been a global leader in ICT solutions. From manufacturing some of the first telephones, to managing networks that process 40% of the world's data, we have a long history of shaping how the world communicates.

Shaping history

On the line