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Jakarta Post

Executive column: Ericsson considers Indonesia key market in region

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Thu, May 16 2019   /  02:42 am
Börje Ekholm (Courtesy of Ericsson)

Börje Ekholm (Courtesy of Ericsson)Amid the quest to have the highest 5G coverage in the world, Swedish multinational networking and telecommunication company Ericsson has caught up with the race between Chinese counterpart Huawei and Finnish equivalent Nokia, including in Southeast Asia.Operating in more than 180 countries and owning 49,000 patents, Ericsson is one of the world’s frontrunners in the telecommunication industry. As such, Ericsson is determined not to get left behind.According to the company’s latest report, 5G is projected to reach 40 percent of the global population by 2025, with at least 1.5 billion subscriptions to its mobile broadband, pushing Ericsson to exploit opportunities in the new technology.Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm recently spoke to The Jakarta Post’s Made Anthony Iswara in Jakarta about how the company is preparing for expansion in Southeast Asia, in...