Welcome to ericssonhistory.com

Welcome to a journey through the world of Ericsson - a trip through history towards the future. These articles depict in photographs and film how the small factory opened by Lars Magnus Ericsson in 1876 successfully evolves into a global company.

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Ericsson Response – emergency assistance

Ericsson Response is a global non-profit activity that supports natural disaster relief and humanitarian operations with no commercial objective. It was founded in April 2000.
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Hanna Hammarström

The lady with the copper wire

Hanna Hammarström became the first person in Sweden to establish commercial business operations for the production of telephone wire. In the past, all wire and cable had been imported from Germany, but wire imports were reduced by Hanna Hammarström's new business.
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"Small, intelligent, tasteful"

In 1999, Ericsson launched the mobile phone T28 with a series of commercials featuring aliens, spaceships and cows. Needless to say, it was a worldwide success.
See "Small, intelligent, tasteful"

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Ericsson acquired Telcordia

On June 14, 2011, Ericsson announced that it would buy the American telecommunication research and development company Telcordia. The acquisition officially closed on January 12, 2012, with the company folded into Ericsson’s Multimedia unit, now called Support Solutions.
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Ericsson's board room

Take a walk in Ericsson's old board room, from 1903!

The room was built up for board meetings and as a showroom for the company's products.

Welcome to the board room!

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Redback became a subsidiary of Ericsson

In December 2006 Ericsson declared that the company had signed an agreement under which Ericsson would acquire Redback Networks, a telecommunications equipment company.
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