Ericsson's Vestberg talks competition, innovation and the networked society

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) CEO Hans Vestberg is considered a transformative leader for how he helped this once staid infrastructure company innovate despite the rapidly declining telecom equipment market. Under Vestberg's leadership, Ericsson expanded its portfolio and moved into new areas by acquiring BSS/OSS firm Telcordia in 2012 and by purchasing Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Mediaroom, a media platform company, in 2013. Vestberg recently sat down with FierceWirelessTech Editor in Chief Sue Marek at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, where he talked about his vision of the networked society, his views on competition and where he thinks the next big wireless innovations will occur. Hot Seat

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