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Keep America running

To all American heroes

Today we're facing a new challenge, unlike anything we've seen or done before. We are in uncharted territory, as businesses, industries, and societies are grinding to a halt. For all Americans, network connectivity has suddenly become profoundly important. As the heroes on the frontlines are working tirelessly to keep people healthy, safe, and fed, we are honored to serve them by keeping society connected. Everyone brings their individual strengths; we bring the networks. It is time to work together. Keep America running.

When Covid-19 hit, the small town of Rutland, Vermont sprang into action. Together with Vermont Telephone Company and Ericsson they got students ready for remote teaching in a matter of weeks. This is the story of how Rutland kept schools running.

Verizon is the first recipient of a U.S. manufactured commercial 5G base station from Ericsson’s new state-of-the-art smart factory in Texas. The equipment is the first 5G base station produced by Ericsson in the U.S. and marks another significant milestone as Ericsson continues to strengthen its U.S. capabilities in 5G research, design, manufacturing and service delivery.

In recent months, healthcare workers of America have been stretched to their limits. Find out how we’re providing reliable connectivity and using artificial intelligence to obtain critical information so that they can keep America running.

In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, teachers of America have had to find new ways to engage with their students. Find out how we’re keeping teachers connected so that they can keep America running.

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. All across America, ordinary people turn into heroes, preventing society to grind to a halt. We celebrate our own Ericsson heroes, that keep all of us connected and America running.

Ericsson Initiatives to keep America running

Not only do we have people on the ground ensuring network connectivity works better than ever, but Ericsson is committed to keep America running through a variety of initiatives and key partnerships. Learn more about these important collaborations at the links below.

Kevin Zvokel: Helping Americans connect in times of crisis

In times of crisis, broadband networks are even more important to meet the needs of all Americans. From first responders to work-from-home parents to students, we all need to stay connected.

Tomas Ageskog: Helping operators be more agile in times of crisis

In this time of crisis, networks must be responsive. As a leader in 5G, Ericsson is working with operators to bring the latest technology to Americans.

Amy McCune: Ensuring connectivity to keep America running

Ericsson’s Managed Services team is making sure we stay connected by helping to keep America running.

Robert Johnson: Connecting the unconnected

Robert Johnson, Head of Customer Unit Regional Carriers discusses how Ericsson is working with Vermont Telephone Company to help connect students in Vermont during the COVID-19 pandemic.

White House call to action to battle COVID-19

Hundreds of Ericsson volunteers have come together to take on the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset Challenge. In doing so, they are sourcing and building crucial data sets to help the world find an answer to the top challenge right now: the coronavirus.

Jan Söderström: We keep America running

Jan Söderström shares how Ericsson employees are finding ways to execute speedily and help society in all the ways they can during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meet our people

Get to know Ericsson’s own heroes who are doing their part to keep America Running.

How Ron is keeping America running

Ron Belleca is working out of Bellevue, Washington in the NPI team doing regression testing for LTE, NR and 5G low-band, minimizing software crashes and tests features like E911 and CMAS.

How Jake is keeping America running

Jake Walker is a foreman in North Texas. He is keeping America running from 200 feet up in the air with his colleague Eddie as they are doing 3C4C upgrades on the Crown castle tower to improve capacity and stability.

How Robert is keeping America running

Robert Marrinan and his crew of tower technicians are working out of Dallas, Texas, doing a full mount swap on top of a telecom tower. Making sure we can keep America running.

How Irina is keeping America running

Irina Nevelsky is an IT program manager in Bellevue, Washington. She and her team worked day and night for two days to release new software that gives customer care teams the ability to extend services for affected subscribers and to provide them with credits.

How Brandon is keeping America running

Brandon Satariano is a tower crew foreman in Wanette, Oklahoma. He and his crew are out installing upgrades for one of Ericsson’s customers, ensuring good quality service for first responders and everyone else being locked down by quarantine.

How Kim is keeping America running

Kim Dillard works as a site acquisition manager in Dallas, Texas. Together with her team, she works closely with telecom landlords to complete construction while buildings are empty, and works with local jurisdictions to quickly move through procedures during this challenging time.

How Matt is keeping America running

Matthew Wagner works as part of a field service team in St. Louis, Missouri. Together with his colleagues he performs preventative maintenance and break fixes on sites throughout the city to ensure seamless connectivity for their customers.

How Sandy is keeping America running

Sandy Madan is part of a team in Bellevue, Washington, that optimizes proxy servers and works to ensure they stay stable as traffic increases. This means Ericsson can get ahead of any spikes in traffic, server restarts, or software defects so that we can keep America running.

How Krystal is keeping America running

Krystal Jones works with a team of field technicians in Dallas, Texas that worked to restore service for one of Ericsson’s customers. Krystal cleaned the circuit, tested it together with her engineers, and got it up and running again without a flaw.

How Neville is keeping America running

Neville Dastoor and his team in Mississauga, Canada, scrambled to ensure critical fixes to about 30 sites for a US customer, and produce a clear roadmap for the next two quarters going forward. Their customers know when fixes come into the platform, improving the overall customer experience.

How Lesley is keeping America running

Lesley Brousseau is am Implementation manager working out of Houston, Texas, who is building and integrating LTE and 5G sites in order to provide critical connectivity.

How Candace is keeping America running

Together with a team of IT experts, Candace Dunnam is creating a new chat solution that enables customer care agents to work from the safety of home while maintaining a high level of customer service.

How Bryan is keeping America running

Bryan Hedgepeth is part of a team of field technicians working out of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Together with his colleagues, Brian works to ensure that cellular services - and most importantly 911 services – are always up and running.

How David is keeping America running

David Soffy and his team in Piscataway, New Jersey worked around the clock for three days to put together a new low-cost price plan to provide crucial connectivity to low income households so that they can keep in touch with friends and family.

How Manjula is keeping America running

Manjula Naganathan and her colleagues in Plano, Texas, worked together to quickly come up with an affordable, low-cost pre-paid plan to provide relief to subscribers during the covid-19 crisis.

How Sasidhar is keeping America running

Sasidhar Yalavarthi is working with a team in Plano, Texas, setting up a private cellular network in the Ericsson USA 5G Smart Factory so they can continue to build the network equipment that keeps America connected.

How Adolfo is keeping America running

Adolfo Rodriguez and his colleagues in Sacramento California take care of network sites in the Sacramento valley to ensure connectivity is provided without interruption.

How Bryan is keeping America running

Bryan Casalegno and his team in Little Rock, Arkansas, are ensuring 911 coverage is available in places that would not otherwise have service.

How Kris is keeping America running

Working from New Orleans, Louisiana, Kris Lewis and his team are responsible for new site integrations, upgrades to technology, and meeting the capacity needs of their users.

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