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Press Release -- January 19th, 2017
Source: Ericsson
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Axians to resell Ericsson microwave equipment in Switzerland

  • Axians will promote Ericsson’s MINI-LINK microwave portfolio to the emergency services, utilities and governmental sectors in Switzerland
  • Axians is a leading provider of ICT solutions to the Swiss emergency services, utilities and governmental sectors
  • Ericsson’s MINI-LINK is the world’s leading microwave solution, suitable for any network scenario

A channel partner agreement has been reached with Axians to promote Ericsson’s (NASDAQ:ERIC, news, filings) MINI-LINK microwave portfolio to the emergency services, utilities and governmental sectors in Switzerland.

Present in the Swiss market for more than 50 years, Ericsson is constantly evolving and adapting its portfolio to meet the needs of the Networked Society. Beyond traditional network infrastructure, IT and media solutions, Ericsson has broadened its offering with products, solutions and services for the utilities, transport and public safety sectors.

One of the key pillars of Ericsson’s expansion in Switzerland is the Ericsson Channel Partner Program for microwave products. Through this program Ericsson identifies partners that can help it to meet local market needs. Axians, a leading provider of ICT solutions to the Swiss emergency services, utilities and governmental sectors, is now authorized to resell Ericsson’s MINI-LINK portfolio to non-telecom customers in the country.

Martin Bürki, Head of Ericsson Switzerland, says: “Following a thorough process of selection and recruitment of new partners, Axians stood out early and was able to demonstrate added value through their know-how and nationwide reach. Our combination of strengths will bring new and innovative solutions to the Swiss market.”

Hermann Huber, Managing Director of Axians Micatel AG, says: “Through our cooperation with Ericsson we strengthen our position in Switzerland of providing solid, long-term solutions for our customers.”

Ericsson’s MINI-LINK is the world’s leading microwave solution, suitable for any network scenario. The portfolio spans all transport technologies (IP, MPLS, Ethernet and TDM), all frequency bands (from 4 to 80 GHz), all deployment types, and applications, all under a common management system.

Notes to Editors

About Axians

Axians supports its customers — private-sector companies, public-sector entities, operators and service providers — in their infrastructures and digital solutions development.

To this end, Axians offers a comprehensive range of ICT solutions and services spanning business applications and data analytics, enterprise networks and digital workspaces, datacenters and cloud service, telecommunications infrastructure and cybersecurity.

Axians's specialized consulting, design, integration and service teams develop bespoke solutions that transform technology into added values.

Axians is a VINCI Energies brand. www.axians.com

Revenues of €1.7 billion // 8,000 employees // 200 business units // 15 countries

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Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.

With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions – and our customers – stay in front.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.

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