Ericsson is streamlining its organization by setting up a wholly-owned company, Ericsson Internet Applications & Solutions AB (EIP). Headed by Lars Boman, it will develop service networks and application solutions.
All services activities will be concentrated in one organization by transferring the Internet solution unit to Global Services division. As a consequence the Internet Applications division will cease to exist and its head, Haijo Pietersma, has decided to leave Ericsson to pursue new opportunities.
Ericsson’s consulting company EdgeCom will continue to be managed as a separate company. The Ericsson Microsoft Mobile Venture, headed by Ulf Avrin, will continue as before.
“Applications are a key factor for the growth of mobile Internet,” said Lars Boman. “By concentrating our competence in this new company, we will be even closer to our customers and stimulate and support the large roll-outs of mobile Internet systems like GPRS and 3G as well as our multi-service networks. Systems, phones, applications and services are the cornerstones of our successful business proposition. This new set-up is proof of our continuous improvement.”
Ericsson provides total solutions covering everything from systems and applications to mobile phones and other communications tools. The company has more than 100,000 employees in 140 countries.