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2016-02-22

Ericsson: Ericsson announces plans to form global alliance with Amazon Web Services

* Ericsson extends its cloud transformation services and infrastructure
portfolio to leverage Amazon Web Services
* With Amazon Web Services Cloud, Ericsson to develop solutions help service
providers meet internal efficiency goals and to take advantage of rapid
innovation and opportunities in end-to-end cloud, mobility and Internet of
Things (IoT)
* Telstra is the first Ericsson customer to agree to host a joint cloud
innovation center with Ericsson

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), today announces plans to form a global business,
technology and services alliance with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate
cloud transformation for telecoms service providers.

New technologies such as mobile broadband and the cloud have transformed the
competitive battleground for service providers. Today's leading telecoms
companies seek to capitalize on new opportunities such as IoT and big data
analytics and at the same time, leverage the latest technologies to improve
productivity and efficiency, increase agility, reduce complexity and risk, as
well as create unique value for their customers.

Ericsson is working with AWS to help service providers seize these
opportunities, drive the convergence of mobile infrastructure and cloud and
give application developers and service providers new capabilities that
accelerate innovation and enrich the Networked Society.

As part of this announcement, Ericsson is creating a global team of experts
focused on the AWS Cloud and opening cloud innovation centers with customers,
and AWS is supporting Ericsson in this effort. Ericsson will contribute
expertise from its 25,000 R&D engineers and 66,000-person service workforce -
more than 17,000 of whom are consultants and systems integrators, delivering
1,500 projects per year around the world.

Ericsson will establish cloud innovation centers with service providers and
has already started work with Australian operator Telstra, who will host the
first cloud innovation center in their Gurrowa Innovation Lab in Melbourne,
Australia.

Ericsson will leverage AWS' services and expertise to work closely with
service providers to implement a cloud adoption framework to fit their unique
business objectives. The Ericsson teams will consist of program directors,
solutions architects and system engineers who are trained on AWS and Ericsson
technologies and bring together deep service provider industry and cloud
domain expertise. AWS is supporting Ericsson in this effort with a broad
range of resources that may include solutions architects, professional
services and training. The companies' efforts are designed to accelerate
cloud adoption through cloud transformation programs, data center
consolidation and application migration.

Additionally, Ericsson will use AWS services and expertise to develop
solutions enabling service providers to build new capabilities and introduce
attractive new cloud-related offerings. Examples include:

* End-to-end security and data traffic management from mobile networks and
on-premises infrastructure to the AWS Cloud
* Trusted cloud and workload management across on-premises infrastructure and
the AWS Cloud
* Gateway services for AWS storage services resident at communications
service providers, that help maintain local regulation and compliance
requirements

Vish Nandlall, Chief Technology Officer, Telstra says: "The industry is
shifting towards an architecture driven by cloud economics and flexibility.
Adoption of hybrid clouds requires a secure transmission network linking
on-premises to the cloud to provide a chain of custody for mission critical
enterprise data.

Telstra's vision is to build a trusted network service for mission critical
cloud data, and we are excited to explore the opportunity of bringing this
vision to life with Ericsson and AWS. The Cloud Innovation Center at Gurrowa
intends to bring together cloud experts from Ericsson, AWS and Telstra to
encourage cloud adoption and the development of new business opportunities
for Telstra and our customers."

Terry Wise, Vice President of Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, Amazon Web
Services, Inc. says: "Service providers are seeing explosive growth due to
the rapid adoption of mobile applications and IoT, which is driving the need
to think differently about infrastructure and ecosystems. Communications
service providers are uniquely positioned to capture the upsides of the cloud
adoption wave going on in the market. Ericsson's new Cloud Innovation
Centers, leveraging AWS service and expertise, are designed to empower
communications service providers to accelerate innovation within their
organizations and rapidly achieve the agility and cost optimization benefits
of using AWS."

Anders Lindblad, Head of Business Unit Cloud&IP, Ericsson, says: "AWS is the
world's leader in cloud computing with a highly-reliable, scalable, and
secure global infrastructure. Ericsson has always taken great ideas,
industrialized them, and made them available in every country. Building upon
AWS' platform, we will drive new growth opportunities across the service
provider industry."

For more information seewww.ericsson.com/hyperscale/aws

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:

www.twitter.com/ericsson

www.linkedin.com/company/ericsson

NOTES TO EDITORS

For media kits, backgrounders and high-resolution photos, please
visitwww.ericsson.com/press

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
opportunities.

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
in
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.

www.ericsson.com

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT

Ericsson Corporate Communications
Phone: +46 10 719 69 92
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