Over the past 140 years, Ericsson has been at the forefront of communications technology. Today, we are committed to maximizing customer value by continuously evolving our business portfolio and leading the ICT industry. Ericsson has one of the industry's strongest patent portfolios with a total count of over 39,000. R&D is at the heart of our business and approximately 23,700 employees are dedicated to our R&D activities. This commitment to R&D allows us to drive forward our vision for a Networked Society - one where everyone and everything is connected in real time - enabling new ways to collaborate, share and get informed.