Ericsson India targets 20% sales from Industry and Society biz

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Ericsson India is looking at 20 percent of its sales coming from the Industry and Society Business by 2020.

Currently, Ericsson India generates revenue from telecom networks, global services and support services.

“We create platforms with multi-industry relevance and scale that deliver transformational offerings to the public safety, utilities and transport sectors in different parts of the globe,” said Orvar Hurtig, VP and head, Industry and Society, Ericsson.

Ericsson has identified three key industry segments — public safety, utilities and transport — to drive its sales globally and in India.

According to the Ericsson Mobility Report, there will be 28 billion connected devices by 2021, of which more than 15 billion will be connected M2M and consumer electronics devices.

Ericsson’s utilities portfolio covers smart grid communication, smart metering, critical infrastructure management, and customer and revenue management.

Ericsson has deployed 630,000 smart meters, along with Operation Support Systems to manage the data collected at Elektrilevi, Estonia’s largest utility.

“In India, we will support Government initiatives for Smart Grids, Smart City & Digital India projects. We are seeing a lot of interest in the areas of Utilities and Public Safety from different state Governments,” said Nishant Batra, VP and head of Engagement Practices, Ericsson India.

Ericsson provides solutions providing security, trust and reliability in life-saving operations, helping authorities protect the public as part of the public safety business. Ericsson provides surveillance, emergency response, civil warning and situation awareness solutions for disaster and emergency management.

The company is supporting Sweden’s SOS Alarm for emergency service coordination.

Maersk Line, the world’s largest ocean carrier, is relying on Ericsson for enabling monitoring of data in real time for 350 vessels, providing the company with information that incrementally contributes to future innovation.