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, Q4 2017: SEK 57.8 billion
Net sales 2017: SEK 201.3 billion
Operating income Q4 2017: SEK -19.8 billion
Operating income 2017: -38.1 billion

Listed: Nasdaq Stockholm and on NASDAQ in New York

Number of employees worldwide

South East Asia, Oceania and India: 24,495
North East Asia: 12,456
North America: 10,009
Europe and Latin America: 49,231*
Middle East and Africa: 4,544

Total 100,735

* of which Sweden: 13,864
(numbers from the latest interim report)

Gender breakdown (Dec 31, 2016):
Female 23%
Male 77%

Company governance:
Group management team
Board members

R&D facts

Number of patents: 45,000
R&D employees: 23,600 (Dec 31, 2017)

Patent facts

Number of patents: 45,000
Licensing agreements: 100
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