September 27, 2016 6:24 PM ET

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Company Overview of Ericsson AB

Company Overview

Ericsson AB manufactures and markets radio and television communication equipment. Ericsson AB was formerly known as Ericsson Radio Systems AB. The company is based in Kista, Sweden. Ericsson AB operates as a subsidiary of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ).

Torshamnsgatan 21

Kista,  164 83

Sweden

Phone:

46 1 07 19 00 00

Fax:

46 87 52 80 56

Key Executives for Ericsson AB

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Ericsson AB Key Developments

Ericsson Announces Executive Changes

Ulf Ewaldsson is appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer and Head of Group Function Strategy and Technology at Ericsson. Ewaldsson brings to this position more than 20 years of experience in product management, industry development and customer relationships. Rima Qureshi was appointed Head of Region North America July 1, 2016, and has since held dual roles. In addition to her role as Head of Region North America, Rima Qureshi will continue to drive the strategic partnership with Cisco. Both Ewaldsson and Qureshi will continue to be Executive Leadership Team members and report to Ericsson's CEO.

T-Mobile Netherlands Selects Ericsson to Power OTT TV Service KNIPPR

Ericsson has been selected to provide the online video platform for T-Mobile Netherlands' new over-the-top (OTT) TV service, KNIPPR. The multi-year deal will see Ericsson provide a complete end-to-end online video service, including content management and preparation, digital rights management and content delivery networks (CDN). Ericsson will deliver a wide selection of linear TV channels over-the-top both live and on demand. The next-generation TV service, which launched last month, is compatible with Chromecast and Apple TV and is available as a video player via a web browser and as an app for tablets and smartphones. As part of the deal, Ericsson will also provide metadata services to enrich the EPG of the new OTT TV service and further enhance the user experience. Ericsson's global content discovery portfolio spans more than 10 million movies and program titles covering over 35 languages.

Verizon Selects Ericsson and ADTRAN to Test NG-PON2 Equipment

Verizon has selected Ericsson and ADTRAN to begin testing next generation passive optical network 2, or NG-PON2, equipment in its Innovation Lab in Waltham, Massachusetts. Starting this month, Verizon will begin initial testing with equipment from Ericsson (in partnership with Calix) and ADTRAN. Testing will focus on several features of NG-PON2, including tuning performance, ability to carry residential and business services on the same platform, and interoperability and conformance testing to meet Verizon ONT specifications. Verizon is assessing this next-generation technology to provide increased speeds and functionality to customers on its Fios network. NG-PON2 technology supports up to 40G of total capacity and up to 10G speeds per customer, both upstream and downstream, over a single fiber - a tenfold increase over some of the current speeds in the industry. Using NG-PON2 technology, the company plans to initially deploy a number of business services in 2017, followed by residential services as the technology matures and the market demands. This technology allows Verizon to easily increase system capacity by adding wavelengths to meet the demand for traffic drivers such as ultra high definition video, virtual reality applications and cloud services. By implementing this advanced technology without having to change the current underlying fiber optic infrastructure, additional traffic can be carried cost effectively. Verizon also can improve flexibility and resiliency using NG-PON2, because traffic can be shifted amongst multiple wavelengths without impacting customers.

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