Ericsson, a Swedish telecommunications equipment supplier, has announced plans to cut 1,200 jobs in the country, which represents about 8.6% of its workforce in Sweden. The company cited challenging market conditions in the mobile network industry as the reason for the job cuts. Ericsson predicts further volume cuts as customers remain cautious and slow to invest in telecom services.

These job cuts are part of global initiatives aimed at improving the company’s cost position. One such initiative is reducing the use of consultants, which will help Ericsson reduce costs and improve efficiency across its operations. Despite these challenges, Ericsson remains committed to improving its position in the global telecommunications market.

The telecom equipment industry is experiencing a slowdown in investment by operators in North America and slower growth in 5G rollout in India. Last year, Ericsson reported a net loss of 26.1 billion Swedish crowns (2.3 billion euros) due to restructuring costs and a write-off of US company Vonage. These market challenges have led to the need for cost-cutting measures, including job cuts in Sweden.

By making tough decisions now, Ericsson hopes to strengthen its position and remain competitive in the face of market challenges. The company’s strategic initiatives aim to address changing landscape of mobile network industry and ensure long-term sustainability. As a result, Ericsson is among top three mobile network providers globally along with China’s Huawei and Finland’s Nokia, employing around 14,000 people in Sweden out of nearly 100,000 worldwide.

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