According to a recent report from the World Economic Forum some 4 billion people – more than 55% of the world’s population – do not use the internet. Approximately two billion people still lack access to basic mobile communications, and two billion more have mobile subscriptions that are not “internet enabled,” according to the Ericsson Mobility Report…..
Editor’s note: Today we are happy to feature a guest post from Sam Saba, President, Ericsson, South East Asia & Oceania, in conjunction with the World Economic Forum on East Asia 2015 in Jakarta on April 19-21. When it comes to speed of adoption, nothing quite compares to how quickly Southeast Asian countries’ mobile penetration….
Editor’s note: Today we are happy to feature a post from Rajiv Bhatia, which originally appeared on Ericsson’s Call to Change blog. Rajiv is the Head of Mobile Commerce Sales for Ericsson for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with a focus on growing mobile money business in developing markets: The World Bank’s CGAP puts….
What do you think the Coca-Cola Company and Ericsson could have in common? The first one is the world’s largest beverage company and the second one is the world leader in mobile communications and ICT. The answer is a common quest to invent sustainable solutions that positively impact rural communities’ well-being.
It’s becoming ever more clear how central mobile broadband is helping to address many of the world’s challenges, from banking to education to agriculture. By now many will have heard about or maybe even read Bill and Melinda Gates’ annual letter. They outlined their “big bets” for 2015, and where they think great progress can….
I am very proud of the partnership we announced today with the UK government development agency DFID – the Department for International Development – to support girls’ education in Myanmar.
Mobile phones can empower health workers who are fighting the current outbreak of Ebola. Elaine Weidman-Grunewald, Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Ericsson, talks about how Ericsson is working in the Ebola crisis by supporting community health workers.
Ericsson is a leader in the ICT sector and active in 180 markets around the world. But being a leader also means taking responsibility. We understand the power of mobility, broadband and cloud solutions and what they can enable in society – but how can these help in humanitarian response?
This Saturday I attended the UN Broadband Commission’s Working Group on Broadband and Gender in New York. You might wonder how this fits into the Ericsson strategy of growing our business in targeted and new areas. Well, to answer that question with a couple of words, I would say “competence pipeline.”
For the past three months I’ve been based in Yangon, Myanmar where Ericsson is working with operators to bring connectivity to the country. This assignment has been a great opportunity to meet firsthand the challenges of working in the field but above all, it has provided me with the amazing pleasure of truly understanding, and….