Ericsson has been at the center of a number of notable events in the U.S. wireless industry in recent months. The company was selected by Verizon Wireless for the carrier's nationwide LTE rollout, notching major bragging rights in the potentially blockbuster, worldwide move to 4G. Further, Ericsson has been rumored to be in advanced negotiations to take over the operation of Sprint Nextel's network, and according to UBS Ericsson is among a handful of suppliers selected by AT&T Mobility to possibly test LTE technology.
Ericsson's President and CEO Carl-Henric Svanberg sat down with FierceWireless' Mike Dano during Ericsson's Capital Market Days in Boston last week to go over the rumors, the news and Ericsson's view of the wireless industry's past, present and future. The timing is appropriate since, according to Svanberg, "in a year's time we'll probably be the biggest mobile infrastructure provider here in the U.S."