Power 50 Profile: Carl-Henric Svanberg, president and CEO, Ericsson Networks
Deals to share network infrastructure have taken a sharp rise in the UK this year, becoming a priority for CEOs of all the main networks. Svanberg has been at the centre of this, directing the network share deals between 3 and T-Mobile as well as the more recent Vodafone-O2 agreement. He has won every major network deal, as more companies (and collaborations) out-source their network infrastructure management to Ericsson. Svanberg also has a high public profile; he was one of only two people from the private sector who spoke at the UN’s annual general meeting last year.