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Ericsson: Ericsson and Quanta team up to globally industrialize the cloud

· Ericsson and Quanta Computer have formed a strategic partnership to
scale the design, development and manufacturing of datacenter solutions.

· Ericsson has joined Open Compute Project (OCP) to drive adoption of
datacenter solutions based on software defined infrastructure and Intel® Rack
Scale Architecture.

· Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System portfolio expands with form
factor and component alternatives while maintaining one common software
control layer across.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Quanta Computer, one of the world's leading
hardware manufacturer headquartered in Taiwan, have entered a strategic
partnership to scale the design, development and manufacturing of an expanded
next generation datacenter solution based on the Ericsson Hyperscale
Datacenter System 8000.

To further accelerate the adoption of the next generation datacenter solution,
Ericsson has joined the OCP, focusing on hardware design for scale-out data
center solutions, as a Platinum member. Ericsson will contribute with new
OCP designs to drive continued leadership and adoption of the Intel® Rack
Scale Architecture with open form factors.

Through the partnership with Quanta, Ericsson will extend its portfolio and
introduce electrical server and rack choices in addition to current optical
solutions. The extended portfolio will be available in the current design,
and in the future, in OCP compliant designs. All designs and component
alternatives shall be managed under one common software control plane, to
enable continuous management improvement, analytical insights and preparing
for future automation and machine learning opportunities.

Furthermore Ericsson will explore how to leverage its existing global services
capabilities to deliver services for direct Ericsson customers and for
customers with Quanta led sales.

Mike Yang, senior vice president and general manager of Quanta Computer, Inc.
says: "We are very excited to work with Ericsson on this project. Ericsson
has a proven delivery record, with both the technology and the services
needed to succeed at scale. They've built one of the world's largest
distributed infrastructures, accompanied by a global reach into more than 180
countries. Together, we are bringing open, agile and proven solutions to the
market via the HDS 8000 platform and Open Compute standards."

Corey Bell, CEO of The Open Compute Project, says: "We're thrilled to welcome
Ericsson as a platinum member to the OCP community and are confident that
their leadership and industry expertise aligns with our vision of bringing
efficiency, flexibility and scalability to IT infrastructure. Ericsson's
membership illustrates further momentum in the OCP ecosystem and will help
drive faster innovation in the industry."

Jason Waxman, corporate vice president, general manager Cloud Platforms Group,
Intel, says: "Ericsson's commitment to enabling software defined
infrastructure solutions is further amplified by this exciting partnership
between Ericsson and Quanta. By utilizing Intel technology along with best
practices from Open Compute Project and Intel® Rack Scale Architecture, the
Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 will help to deliver scalable solutions
that will make possible to connect a world with billions of devices."

With the Quanta partnership and Platinum OCP membership, Ericsson is
accelerating its commitment to supporting customers' digital
industrialization journeys to 5G and the Internet of Things. This will be
achieved by delivering best-in-class solutions building on Ericsson's proven
technology and services, while leveraging Quanta's position as a leading
supplier in the IT industry.

Howard Wu, Vice President and Head of Software Defined Infrastructure,
Ericsson, says: "We carefully selected our strategic partner, and given
Quanta's engineering excellence and their contribution to OCP, it is very
clear to us who the leader is when it comes to both innovation and
disruption. The underlying key technology is to build software-defined
infrastructure that is capable of scale and automation, and Quanta and
Ericsson definitely share a common DNA of pushing what is possible."


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Ericsson at Mobile World Congress 2016

During Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, Ericsson will showcase its
unique industry insights, the latest innovation and inspirational discussions
that enable powerful new business opportunities. We are in the midst of the
societal transformation we call the Networked Society: a society in which
mobility, broadband and cloud empower every person and every industry to
reach their full potential. Opportunity is everywhere, and companies are
transforming according to the role they have chosen to play in the value
chains and ecosystems of the Networked Society.

Join us in our Hall (Hall 2, Stand 2N60) to learn about 5G, the Internet of
Things and cloud, and to discuss the impact digital transformation can have
on people, business and society.

Follow the conversation online:

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Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in
communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with
every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society
to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband
and the cloud
- are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business,
increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new

With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries,
we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support
networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the
world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments
in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers -
stay in front.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales
2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ
OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.


Ericsson Corporate Communications
Phone: +46 10 719 69 92

Ericsson Investor Relations
Phone: +46 10 719 00 00

Ericsson and Quanta team up to globally industrialize the cloud


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