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The Nordics take charge

How engineers working for the state-owned Nordic telecom agencies take a chance and devote ten years of hard work to developing the NMT automatic mobile telephone system. How the rest of the world starts using mobile telephones. How Åke Lundqvist puts Svenska Radioaktiebolaget in the lead and lays the foundation for the major deals for L.M. Ericsson that follow. The factors behind the success of mobile telephony in the Nordic countries.


“Our boss started by trusting people. And he wanted bold thinking. He once said to me that if more than 30 percent of my experiments were successful, I had set my sights too low.”