Megacities may be congested and complex but they have proven effective in stimulating creativity, innovation and economic development; factors that often lead to improved quality of life. A new Ericsson report, The Next Age of Megacities takes a closer look at how the largest cities in the world can use ICT to address their evolving challenges in a holistic, proactive and collaborative way. Read and download the report»
Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg comments on the results for the company during the final quarter of 2012 and wraps up the full year. Read the Ericsson 2012 Annual Report»
Ericsson and the City of Johannesburg have entered into a unique public-private cooperation to establish the largest fiber optic network in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more»
Elaine Weidman, Vice President, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Ericsson speaks about the power m-commerce has to eliminate barriers and drive socio-economic development.
Vincent Kiyingi, Head of IT at Pride Microfinance Limited, discusses how mobile money has given the people of Uganda a tool for financial freedom.
Refugees United: Bahati's Story
When Bahati was four years old, he witnessed his mother being killed and was forced to flee his village in the DRC. Now, Bahati is one of Refugees United's most active monitors, and has personally connected 7 families using the mobile tool. This is the story of one reconnection. Help Ericsson make a million.
Refugees Don't Have a Choice. You Do.
In 2012, Ericsson Response worked with Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) partners and the World Food Programme to provide vital communications services to relief workers in South Sudan. More
Connect To Learn aims to ensure that people worldwide, especially girls, have access to a complete and quality education. Learn more about Connect to Learn .
Connect to Learn marked its one year anniversary in 2011. Connect to Learn, the program aiming to bring a 21st century education to students around the world and especially girls, marks one year as well as other important milestones.
2011 Ericsson Application Award Winners
The 2011 Ericsson Application Award Winners for the 15 Thousand Euro prize and a chance to pitch to industry leaders.
The Social Good Summit
The Social Good Summit gives airtime to influencers who do not happen to be prime ministers or presidents. Ericsson, in September 2011, sponsored the three-day event in New York.
Hans Rosling - 2020 Shaping Ideas
Ericsson has long been engaged in the global conversation on sustainability and continues its leadership in several bodies to further dialogue on the role of Information and Communications Technology and sustainable development. Read more»
Ericsson has successfully tested Psi-Coverage, a first-of-its-kind energy-saving solution in the Vodafone Egypt Network. Psi-Coverage will provide end users with mobile broadband (3G) coverage. Read more»
Atlantique Telecom, part of The Etisalat Group, has announced that it has entered a five year multi-country managed services agreement with Ericsson to manage its Western and Central African operations.Read more»
Technology is key for providing equal rights and opportunities to women. But too few broadband initiatives or national ICT policies have specific, gender-empowerment targets, writes Elaine Weidman-Grunewald in Ericsson's Technology for Good Blog»
Ericsson's multi service Mobile Broadband Charging will allow Bharti Airtel to enhance the prepaid customer experience by offering a wider & attractive range of prepaid services, flexible bundling and real time control of chargeable services. more»
Amazon Connection - a digital inclusion program initiated by Telefonica Vivo Foundation and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) - has won the 2013 Global Mobile Award for Best Mobile Product, Initiative or Service for Emerging Markets. more»
Ericsson has announced a new agreement with Etisalat Egypt to transform the telecom operator's radio network to enable a full range of converged information and telecom services that will bring improved quality and speed of services to its subscribers. more»
Ericsson and MTN South Africa have partnered to launch a commercial LTE network which will be rolled out across the country. read more»
Ericsson Consumer Lab finds that's Africa's story is one of people who - despite vast differences and hardship, constantly adapt, utilize and innovate. New, mobile technologies have stepped in to fill infrastructure gaps and transform lives. Read the Ericsson report
In July 2012, around 10 years after the birth of the company, operator Tunisiana launched its first 3G service. The company was the third to launch such a service in the country and Tunisiana realized that it would need to offer more than its competitors in order to gain a significant share of the market. more»
The Youth Peacemaker Network will nurture a new generation of leaders who will be trained by local and international experts in conflict resolution, leadership, peace and community building as well as mediation skills. more»
Mwambu Wanendeya, Vice President and Head of Communications for Ericsson sub Saharan Africa, makes the case that achieving a "Networked Society" is key to more efficient energy utilities, more efficient work options and better transportation solutions. More
Video: Measuring Triple-Bottom Line Benefits
The launch of a new Millennium Village in West-Mamprusi and Builsa District means that for the first time ever up to 30,000 people in this part of northern Ghana will have access to a range of health and education programmes. More
At Ericsson's Technology for Good blog, Elaine Weidman-Grunewald recounts the story of Estelle, her cousin Patrice, and how the power of connectivity bridged more than 16 years of war, flight and a struggle just to survive. More
Refugees United, a Danish non-profit organization, developed a web platform to help displaced people search for family members around the world. Ericsson and its partners have now unveiled a Refugees United mobile app for Android smartphones. More
We say that Ericsson is the leading advocate of Technology for Good in the Networked Society. I often get the question what does this really mean? In connection with the publication of Ericsson's 2011 Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility report.
Download Ericsson's 2011 Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report
"Sustainable Development requires all segments of society, and Rio+Social creates a unique platform to take this message to a broader audience," says Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson. More .
2012 Apps for Africa Winners
The winners for the Apps for Africa competition have been decided. It was a tough competition, but the jury came to a final decision. In Africa Central, the order of the winners is:
1st place - SenMobile,
2nd place - Thinkers,
3rd place - Dunde.
The winning app from SenMobile, addresses a specific need in Senegal. Its primary function is to crowd source the pricing of various types of fish in a geographic area. The idea is that this will reduce the overall prices by eliminating gouging and to stabilize regional prices. Integration with Mobile Maps/Google Maps makes it easy to see geographic pricing.
In Africa East, the order of the winners is:
1st place - Afrosilicon,
2nd place - Komunity Bora,
3rd place - MedAfrica.
Winning team, Afrosilicon, submitted an app called Funkiez which enables users to stay up to date with what's happening, where it's happening and why it's happening. From a technical perspective, Funkiez is an app that notifies the user of upcoming events while allowing him/her to reserve a ticket for said event via mobile money players and even share details of the event via social networks like Facebook.Congratulations to the top teams! We'd like to give a big thank you to all who participated. Be on the look out for how to participate in EAA2013 which we hope to launch later in June.
Mobile telephony has had a huge positive impact in the 13 years since its introduction to Sudan, Africa's largest country. Sudan's student population is one group that has benefitted. More
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