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Company facts

We are a world leader in the rapidly changing environment of communications technology – by providing hardware, software, and services to enable the full value of connectivity.

Founded: 1876
Parent company: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
Company registration number: 556016-0680
Global headquarters: Stockholm, Sweden
President and CEO: Börje Ekholm
Chairman of The Board: Ronnie Leten 

Financial facts

Net sales, Q3 2019: SEK 57.1 billion
Operating income Q3 2019: SEK -4.2 billion

Net sales full year 2018: SEK 210.8 billion
Operation income full year 2018: SEK 1.2 billion


Listed: 
Nasdaq Stockholm and on NASDAQ in New York

Number of employees worldwide

South East Asia, Oceania and India: 24,322
North East Asia: 13,608
North America: 9,487
Europe and Latin America: 44,150*
Middle East and Africa: 4,320

Total 95,887

* of which Sweden: 12,679
(numbers from the latest interim report)

Gender breakdown (Dec 31, 2018):
Female 23%
Male 77%

Company governance:
Group management team
Board members

R&D facts

R&D employees: 24,800 (Dec 31, 2018)

Patent facts

Number of patents: 49,000
Licensing agreements: 100
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