During the event, media were given an overview about the company’s history in Egypt and around the world. The guests were also given a technical training session about the telecom industry and its latest trends.
Ericsson was founded in Egypt in 1897 when the country’s first telephone exchange system was established, connecting Cairo to Alexandria for the first time. Ericsson introduced many firsts in Middle East and North East Africa including some of the first GSM networks, the first third and fourth generation networks (3G and 4G), and is currently on the road to 5G.
“Ericsson’s ideas, technology and people have created monumental impact, and real turning points that have transformed lives, industries and society as a whole. Today, we celebrate our longstanding presence in Egypt reaffirming our commitment towards this key market,” said Helene Henriksson, Head of Ericsson Egypt.
Ericsson has been present globally for over 140 years. Founded by Lars Magnus Ericsson in 1876, Ericsson grew from a mechanical engineering shop in a modest 13-square-meter facility to a multinational company that today employs around 111,000 experts who provide customers in 180 countries with innovative solutions and services across the globe.