Telecom giant Ericsson plans to increase investment in Pakistan


Telecom giant Ericsson has articulated the purpose to boost investment and host the finest technology in Pakistan.

During a conference with Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Aminul Haque on Wednesday, Ericsson Chairman Ekow Nelson emphasized his company desired to increase and spread in Pakistan. “We are committed to bringing investment and best technology in Pakistan,” Ekow Nelson said during the meeting.

At the event, Haque highlighted those solid actions were ongoing for improving connectivity both in urban and rural parts of the country.

He called the delivery of low-priced and quality mobile phones “the need of the hour”.

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“Pakistan is a mega-market for technology and there is great potential in our youth,” he said and insisted the corporation deliver employment prospects to the skillful youth of the country.

Right now, five National Incubation Centres (NICs) were functioning in Pakistan, he said, adding that two more centers would turn out to be operational in the next six months in Faisalabad and Hyderabad.

Besides, problems with regard to digitalization and mobile phone development were also discussed in the meeting.

Nelson is a qualified Telecom and IT executive with an established track record in policy, trades, and transfer of digital technologies and multifaceted alterations solutions in more than 40 countries.

Since coming to Ericsson in 2012, Ekow Nelson had headship designations in Sweden, UAE, India, and the UK, currently as Head of Consulting for Europe and Latin America and earlier, Head of Digital Services in India.

Furthermore, he had senior trades and international industry roles at IBM Corporation and at Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) Consulting, where he ran the founding of the European mobile business practice.

Ekow Nelson has degrees in Business Management and Computer Science and is the author of numerous journals in telecoms and media.

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