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Ericsson received Informa LTE Award at LTE World Summit in Amsterdam / Recognized for the best contribution to research and development for LTE / Recognition for Ericsson's strong R&D asset

Wien, (PresseBox) - Ericsson envisions a networked society where everything that can benefit from a connection will have one. LTE is a key enabling technology for making that shift. Hence, relevant and continuous investments in R&D within LTE continue to be essential for Ericsson.

On Tuesday May 17, Ericsson received Informa's LTE Award at LTE World Summit in Amsterdam for best contribution to R&D for LTE. The award recognizes the contribution towards the research and development of LTE regarding investments made into R&D and research projects undertaken and how the R&D activities have had a positive impact on making LTE commercially successful.

As a result of its extensive investments in R&D and field experience of LTE deployments, Ericsson has had the highest impact on the released LTE specifications and expects to hold 25 percent of all essential patents in LTE. Ericsson has been trusted to supply the large majority of the commercial LTE networks globally including the world's first commercial LTE network as well as the world's largest commercial installation of LTE to date. LTE today covers 200 million people and Ericsson networks enable 130 million of those to enjoy a LTE service.

To secure a fast and smooth commercial rollout, Ericsson focuses on supporting user experience being the preferred and largest LTE chipset verification partner and introducing Self Organizing Networks (SON) in the LTE environment. The Ericsson solution for Self Organizing Networks (SON) is crucial for the quick deployment of commercial LTE, offering customers standardized "plug and play" networks with a high degree of automation, saving time while improving performance.

Including all technology areas, Ericsson holds a total of 27 000 granted patents, employs more than 18,000 persons in R&D units spread over 17 countries.

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Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 1 billion subscribers and has a leading position in managed services. The company's portfolio comprises of mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.

Ericsson is advancing its vision of "to be the prime driver in an all-communicating world" through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than more than 90,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 203.3 billion (USD 28.2 billion) in 2010. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX NASDAQ, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York.

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