“Ericsson is here in Malaysia for the long term”
18 Mar 2021
Ericsson has renewed its long-term commitment to keep investing in Malaysia.
“Ericsson is here in Malaysia for the long term and we are looking forward to accelerating Malaysia’s digital transformation journey,” Ericsson president for Malaysia Sri Lanka and Bangladesh David Hägerbro said.
Writing in his Linkedin article yesterday, Hägerbro said Ericsson’s investment in Malaysia’s future included the Ericsson Innovation Centre for 5G (IC5G) in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, the first centre of its kind in Malaysia,
He said Ericsson had been been conducting research, seminars, training, hackathons and showcases at the centre.
“Our 56-year presence in Malaysia has helped us develop very strong local experience in the areas of Radio Access Networks (RAN), core networks and managed services supporting Malaysia as well as the region.
“Another example of our long-term commitment to Malaysia is that it is also home to one of our largest global support centre which services 2G, 3G and 4G equipment related activities. In the near future, it will also be 5G ready to serve the needs of Malaysia and the region,” he added.
Ericsson was recently named as a leader in the recently released 2021 Magic Quadrant for 5G Network Infrastructure for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) report by Gartner.
Hägerbro said the report recognises Ericsson as the leader for its “Ability to Execute” and “Completeness of Vision”.
He said the assessment of ability to execute included Ericsson’s products and services, market responsiveness and track record, marketing execution, customer experience, and overall viability.
“This independent recognition of Ericsson as a global leader in 5G reflects the confidence service providers have shown in us to roll out and manage their 5G networks. Ericsson currently has 132 5G agreements and has enabled the launch of 79 commercial networks across 40 countries to date.
“Our significant investments in 5G have ensured that we have the very best products, solutions, skills, and field personnel so we are able to meet our customers’ needs and can deliver when they or a country embarking on a rollout, needs it,” he added.