Over the past 140 years, Ericsson has been at the forefront of communications technology. Today, we are committed to maximizing customer value by continuously evolving our business portfolio and leading the ICT industry.
We are a global leader in delivering ICT solutions. In fact, 40% of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. We have customers in over 180 countries and comprehensive industry solutions ranging from Cloud services and Mobile Broadband to Network Design and Optimization.
Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the communications industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve user experience and capture new opportunities.
Ericsson has one of the industry's strongest patent portfolios with a total count of over 42,000 granted patents. R&D is at the heart of our business and approximately 23,700 employees are dedicated to our R&D activities. This commitment to R&D allows us to drive forward our vision for a Networked Society - one where everyone and everything is connected in real time - enabling new ways to collaborate, share and get informed.