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Ericsson CEO calls for ‘transformation’ of people, business and society through broadband (February 17, 2010)

At this week’s GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg called ...


February 17, 2010  


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At this week’s GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg called for the telecom industry to grasp its additional growth opportunities and lead beneficial change in society.

 

“By leveraging our joint capabilities, we can transform other industries such as health, transport, media, government and utilities,” he said. Broadband will not only play a key role in creating new business models that transform economies, but it will also reduce carbon emissions from all the ways we work and live.”

 

In the speech, Vestberg described the levels of transformation reaching across society, business, and especially people, where changing behaviors and the growth of mobile broadband subscriptions lend support for the vision that 50 billion devices will be connected.

 

“People want their devices to be connected and they are willing to pay for it,” he said.

 

Vestberg urged “industry partners and colleagues to collaborate on standardization and new thinking to take advantage of growth opportunities.”