Ericsson’s Petter Jartby on India, M&A and OSS/BSS

In a wide-ranging conversation with Economic Times, Petter Jartby, vice president and head of Solution Area Business Support Systems, discusses Ericsson’s approach to software and markets.

India Growth and Innovation

“India is one of the most important and fastest growing markets for us. Of the 10 regions where we operate, India was our second largest market in the first quarter of this year.”

“What we have built in India is unique with 50% telecom and 50% IT workforce. The India team is not only delivering innovation (design and development) for the India market, but also for global markets.”

M&A Strategy

“We are open to M&As, but we look at a healthy balance between organic and inorganic growth. Our strategy is to buy small stakes in some suppliers.”

Changes in OSS/BSS

“Now when you see the merger between telecom and IT, it’s going to be extremely interesting to see who is the competitor and how the ecosystem is evolving. One of the things that we need to learn in the telecom sector is how to collaborate like IT players are doing.”


Read the full interview at Economic Times.