Ericsson launches Ericsson Federal Technologies Group

On March 19, Ericsson announced that it has established Ericsson Federal Technologies Group (EFTG), a new entity dedicated to delivering 5G-driven digital transformation across multiple agencies in the U.S. federal government. 5G communications technology is vital to U.S. national and economic security and a key component of U.S. defense modernization programs.

The U.S. government (USG)’s digital transformation intends to accelerate innovation by focusing on the speedy adoption of commercial technologies. As the market leader in 5G, Ericsson recognizes the importance of a continued commitment to customers, investments in new technologies to continuously improve services, and the responsibility to national security.

Yossi Cohen, president and head of Ericsson North America, said, “Connecting individuals, businesses, and national security depends on secure, reliable, and resilient 5G infrastructure. We are excited to build on existing projects with the US government including the DoD where Ericsson provides the foundation for multiple 5G prototype deployments and expand into additional government agencies with our innovation and leadership.”

EFTG will be led by Christopher Ling who has extensive experience in growing federal and commercial businesses in advanced technology and cybersecurity. Ling previously worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he held numerous positions over an almost three-decade career with the firm, most recently as the Executive Vice President and Group Lead of the National Security Business in the U.S.

Ling said, “Ericsson has been connecting the U.S. for more than 120 years, and I could not be more thrilled to join a company so steeped in resilience, connectivity, and security. As the DoD looks to connect under one secure, unified communication system, I believe 5G is the solution to keep America secure and competitive.”

Source: Ericsson

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