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LiU grads determine the future of telecom giant

A foursome of LiU grads who received their education at Linköping University in the program for Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering is currently shaping the future of Ericsson, the international Sweden-based telecom firm.

Accountable for the Ericsson research budget—which exceeds the total government contribution to all of Sweden's universities and colleges—is Håkan Ericsson. Like Carl-Henriic Svanberg, CEO for the Ericsson Group, Håkan earned his academic degree in the study program for Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering at LiUs Institute of Technology.

Now two other graduates of that program, Marie Westrin and Ingrid Nordmark, together with Maya Strelar-Migotti, will head up the most significant telecom development project in the global telecom community, according to a statement issued by CEO Svanberg to the Swedish trade journal Ny Teknik (New Technology).

Ingrid Nordmark will be at the helm of a development team of 650 researchers who will create the next generation of mobile communications technology, 4g LTE (Long Term Evolution), a wireless broadband Internet system with voice and other services built on top.

“LTEs primary objective is to radically increase the bit rate so we can become a viable competitor of the ground networks”, she says.


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Last updated: 2009-06-03