We are a world leader in the rapidly changing environment of communications technology – providing equipment, software and services to enable transformation through mobility.

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: Leif Johansson

Financial facts

Net sales, Q1 2017: SEK 46.4 billion
Operating income Q1 2017: SEK -12.3 billion

Listed: NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ New York

Number of employees worldwide

North America: 11,253
Latin America: 9,252
Northern Europe & Central Asia: 18,534*
Western & Central Europe: 13,368
Mediterranean: 13,040
Middle East: 3,256
Sub Saharan Africa: 2,012
India: 23,253
North East Asia: 12,962
South East Asia & Oceania: 3,968

Total 110,898

* of which Sweden: 14,712
(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: 42,000
R&D employees: 24,000 (Dec 31, 2016)

Patent facts

Number of patents: 42,000
Licensing agreements: 100
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