Excursion to Ericsson

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On Tuesday all of 6th Class went to Ericsson in Athlone. First we listened to a talk about Ericsson in the Lecture Theatre. They have companies all over the world. We were then served a delicious lunch in the canteen. After lunch we were put into three groups. We saw a film about technology in the home of the future and we had to imagine what schools might be like. Some people had very interesting ideas. We were also shown all around the company and even had a live chat on T.V. with someone in Sweden!

Ericsson is a cool company and I hope to work somewhere like it in the future.

Editor’s Note: Ericsson is a Swedish multinational corporation that provides communication technology and services. The company offers services, software and infrastructure in information and communications technology (ICT) for telecommunications operators, traditional telecommunications and Internet Protocol (IP) networking equipment, mobile and fixed broadband, operations and business support services, cable television, IPTV, video systems, and an extensive services operation. Ericsson had 35% market share in the 2G/3G/4G mobile network infrastructure market in 2012.[3]

The company was founded in 1876 by Lars Magnus Ericsson; as of 2016 it is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The company employs around 110,000 people and operates in around 180 countries.Ericsson holds over 37,000 granted patents as of May 2015, including many in wireless communications.

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