- Goal is to expand the reach of the Internet to emerging markets and create better mobile experiences
- Optimizing applications, networks, devices and services for next five billion Internet users
- Key to Internet.org goal of making Internet access available to all and supporting the vision for the Networked Society
Announced in August 2013, Internet.org was formed with the goal to make Internet access available to the two-thirds of the world who are not yet connected, and to bring the same opportunities to everyone that the connected third of the world has today. Ericsson also has a more than 100 year history of working with bridging the digital divide and Technology for Good in Africa, and this experience will greatly contribute to the goals of Internet.org. This includes making Internet access affordable, using data more efficiently and helping businesses drive access."The goals of internet.org are very much aligned with our long-standing ideal that communications is a basic human need," said Johan Wibergh, Executive Vice President and Ericsson's Head of Business Unit Networks. "The creation of the lab will provide a unique environment for testing and ultimately optimizing applications regardless of network, device or operating system. The collaboration with app developers will provide Ericsson with invaluable understanding of their requirements on our networks, which we can apply to ensure the continued development of the best performing networks globally." Ericsson Device and Application Verification services is an integral part of Ericsson's vision for the Networked Society in which the number of connected devices will increase, providing new services for people in all walks of life. It will become increasingly important for application developers, vendors and operators to stay competitive and deliver high-quality services and a positive network experience. The service, announced at Mobile World Congress 2013, enables application developers, device and chipset vendors, as well as other players in the ecosystem of mobile and fixed telecom services, the ability to test and verify the devices and applications in wireline, mobile 2G, 3G and LTE networks. During Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain, Ericsson is showing world-leading technology and service capabilities and innovations. We believe that anything that benefits from a connection will be connected, and we lead the way with solutions that drive the development in mobility, broadband and the cloud, creating the foundation for eco-systems and transformation across industries. We are your guide in the Networked Society.
Welcome to our media and analyst briefing, Monday, February 24, 08:30am CET. You can find us at MWC in Hall 2, Stand 2S60. RSVP to email@example.comFollow us during the event using @Ericsson and @Networked_Soc and join the discussion using #MWC14. Insights from our experts and Networked Society evangelists are also published on our blog during the event. NOTES TO EDITORS Ericsson Mobile World Congress Media Kit Device and Application Verification Download high-resolution photos and broadcast-quality video at www.ericsson.com/press Ericsson is a world-leading provider of communications technology and services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world. Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscribers. We are more than 110,000 people working with customers in more than 180 countries. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2013 the company's net sales were SEK 227.4 billion (USD 34.9 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges. www.ericsson.com www.ericsson.com/news www.twitter.com/ericssonpress www.facebook.com/ericsson www.facebook.com/technologyforgood www.youtube.com/ericsson FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT Ericsson Corporate Communications Phone: +46 10 719 69 92 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Ericsson and Facebook create Innovation Lab for Internet.org http://hugin.info/1061/R/1763215/597887.pdf HUG#1763215