Ericsson, one of Sweden’s largest companies, is a provider of telecommunication and data communication systems, and related services, covering a range of technologies, including especially mobile networks. Directly and through subsidiaries, it also has a major role in mobile devices and cable TV and IPTV systems. Ericsson was also the inventor of bluetooth.
Since 2003, Ericsson is considered part of the so-called “Wireless Valley”. Since the mid-1990s, Ericsson’s extensive presence in Stockholm has helped transform the city into one of Europe’s hubs of information technology (IT) research. Ericsson has offices and operations in more than 150 countries, with more than 20,000 staff in Sweden, and also significant presences in, for example, the UK, India, Ireland, the USA, Finland, China, and Brazil.
In the early 20th century, Ericsson dominated the world market for manual telephone exchanges but was late to introduce automatic equipment. The world’s largest ever manual telephone exchange, serving 60,000 lines, was installed by Ericsson in Moscow in 1916. Throughout the 1990s, Ericsson held a 35-40% market share of installed cellular telephone systems. Like most of the telecommunications industry, Ericsson suffered heavy losses after the telecommunications crash in the early 2000s, and had to fire tens of thousands of staff worldwide in an attempt to manage the financial situation, returning to profit by the mid-2000s.
Ericsson is currently the world’s largest mobile telecommunications equipment vendor with a market share of 35%.
Ericsson Labs simplifies the creation of applications for experimental developers. It also enables developers to reach operators, simplifies the implementation of basic telecom functions, and enables access to advanced functionality. A server infrastructure facilitates live testing.
The two main parts are a developer site, which contains the enabler APIs and associated resources, and an application showroom, which contains end-user applications. A backend system provides developer support and tools for creating, publishing and evaluating applications.
Java, Symbian, open source, Parlay, Android, Windows Mobile, EricssonLe Platform (EMP)
Sony Ericsson, Nokia, iPhone, Android
Mobile Java Push: Framework for pushing content directly to one or more phones
Mobile Maps : Maps for Java ME and Android applications
SMS Send & Receive : Send and receive SMS to and from any mobile phone in the world
Web Location : Retrieve the location of your users from their mobile phones through network triangulation
Web Maps : Map functionalities easily integrated into any web application
Go to Market Services
Ericsson Developer Connection (former Ericsson Mobility World Developer Porgram) opens the telecom world to IT developers. Ericsson helps developers to create applications that incorporate telecommunication network capabilities, such as location-based services, charging, messaging and presence, with sustainability in mind.
Technical, business and sales support is offered by Ericsson Developer Connection and its global network of expert centers. Members may deepen their involvement with Ericsson and become a partner with the company.
Applications offered by partners are then marketed by Ericsson and presented to operators around the world. This opens up a phenomenal marketing and distribution channel for the developers that are about to enter the telecom world.
Visit Developer Connection at http://www.ericsson.com/developer