Asia

China

China

Many years would pass before Ericsson established operations in China. After the birth of the People's Republic of China in 1949 and until the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, the market was closed to Ericsson.

India

India

Ericsson received its first order for a manual switch from the Indian government in 1903. At this time, India was a British colony, and Ericsson had very successful sales in Great Britain.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Together with the Dutch company Philips, Ericsson received a huge order in 1978, beating out such formidable competitors as the US companies ITT and AT&T. This was Sweden’s largest export order ever and an extremely profitable deal for Ericsson.