On the race to create the second generation of mobile phones. On how Groupe Spécial Mobile undertook its task under the skillful leadership of Thomas Haug. How system tests in Paris decided the technical specifications for GSM, and the major political struggle that followed. About the involvement of Ericsson Radio Systems in the process, and its emergence as the major victor. About two victories in the US.
“The culture was fundamentally non-hierarchical; there was freedom with responsibility as long as we delivered results. We contacted each other without involving our bosses.”