Jul 19 2012
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Ericsson closes acquisition of Technicolor division
Ericsson, a world leader in communication technologies and services, has announced the completion of its acquisition of the broadcast services division of Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, headquartered in France. Today's closing follows the announcement on March 13, 2012.
Magnus Mandersson, EVP and head of business unit global services, Ericsson, says: "With this acquisition Ericsson has strengthened its position in the broadcast managed services market and reinforced our growth ambitions. Managed services in one of the main focus areas for Ericsson and we will continue to invest and expand this area."
Ericsson welcomes over 900 exceptionally skilled employees who will be integrated into the Ericsson group in business unit Global Services over the coming months and will work under the Ericsson brand as of today.
Ericsson is a major provider of managed services for telecom operators and has invested in processes and tools in this segment. With this acquisition Ericsson broadens its managed services offerings for media broadcasters and confirms the company's long term ambition and commitment to the area.
Ericsson also claims to be the number one independent playout service provider in the Nordic countries. Managed services is an example of Ericsson's continuous innovation -- after creating this business model for telecom operators over 15 years ago, Ericsson has recently taken this successful business model to other industries, such as utilities and media.
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