Sales of both mobile systems and telephones increased by nearly 50 percent. Radio communication was also the business area that accounted for the lion's share of sales: 63 percent. Public telecommunications was second with 19 percent.

Ericsson's companies in 84 countries include parent companies, subsidiaries, associated companies, regional offices and technical offices.

Sales: SEK 124,266 million

Employees: 43,896 in Sweden, 93,949 in total.

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