2G spectrum : Ericsson India looking for a stable and predictable telecom market

By Telecom Lead Team: Ericsson India is
looking at a market which is more stable and predictable in order to improve
business in 2012.

Due to delay in 2G investments and 3G
expansion, many leading equipment vendors could not meet their revenue targets
in last two quarters.

Moreover, the recent 2G spectrum issue has
forced several mobile operators to exit and review their investment plans.

Foreign equipment vendors are likely to
experience bad phase due to India’s new telecom manufacturing policy.

“We are working with government and
regulatory bodies. We started exporting from India. We are looking for a level
playing field with regarding to local manufacturing. We already announced
making of SMT line for radio module for 2G and 3G. We will be finalizing export
strategies soon,” said Fredrik Jejdling, Head – region India, president,
Ericsson India.

“Software value addition is happening in a
big way. We are employing 11,000 professionals in India. We need to look at a
new concept of manufacturing including hardware and software contribution,”
Jejdling added.

Recently, Hans Vestberg, CEO of Ericsson
said it will focus more on research and development and product strategies to
gain market share in managed services, OSS-BSS and LTE in coming years.

Ericsson spent $5 billion in research and
development that resulted in 30,000 patents. In 2011, Ericsson added 3,000

“Ericsson is already leading the managed
services and LTE markets. OSS/BSS is a fragmented market at now. It will have
strong portfolio in OSS/BS with Telcordia. We are aspiring to be number one in
OSS / BSS. It will keep on executing our strategies to retain and gain market

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