Ericsson, a world leader in communications technology and service, works in 180 countries and employs more than 111,000 experts in line with its vision of “the Networked Society”. Ericsson’s services, software, and infrastructure – particularly in mobility, broadband, and the cloud – enable the telecoms industry and other sectors to conduct better business, increase efficiency, improve user experience, and capture new opportunities. Ericsson combines global scale with technology and services leadership and supports networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson’s networks.
Ericsson Türkiye is the first 100% foreign-owned company, operating in Türkiye since 1890. Ericsson made its first investment in 1890 by establishing a telephone line in Dolmabahçe Palace, which is still active today. Two years after the establishment of the Republic of Türkiye, Ericsson established the İzmir telephony node, which had the capacity to serve 2,416 subscribers. Ericsson has increased the scope of commercial activities in Türkiye over the years, including neighboring countries.
As of today, Ericsson Türkiye has three local R&D centers: İTÜ ARI in İstanbul, DEÜ DEPARK in İzmir, Bilkent Cyberpark in Ankara with over 450 R&D and 150 technical support employees. Until today, the teams have been created many R&D projects and a considerable part of them are including national and international collaborations, such as universities, SMEs, companies, operators, etc… To date, Ericsson Türkiye has received many international and national R&D awards for our R&D projects developed by Turkish engineers.
With the help of these innovative activities, Ericsson Türkiye has become an important player in technology exports for Türkiye. The company is exporting technologies and services to many countries not only in the Middle East and Africa region but also all over the world. The company’s offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries.