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, Q4 2016: SEK 65.2 billion
Operating income Q4 2016: SEK -0.3 billion
Net sales full year 2016: SEK 222.6 billion
Operating income full year 2016: SEK 6.3 billion

Listed: NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ New York

Number of employees worldwide

North America: 13,529
Latin America: 11,015
Northern Europe & Central Asia: 20,011*
Western & Central Europe: 13,814
Mediterranean: 12,753
Middle East: 3,149
Sub Saharan Africa: 2,164
India: 22,379
North East Asia: 13,483
South East Asia & Oceania: 4,119

Total 116,416

* of which Sweden: 16,009
(numbers from 2016 annual 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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