Japanese technology giant Fujitsu announced it has appointed Richardson-based Patrik Eriksson as global vice president and head of Radio Unit Business and Development, reporting to Masaki Taniguchi, head of the the company’s Mobile Systems Business Unit.
In his newly created role, Eriksson will lead the company’s global radio portfolio and development strategy.
He brings more than 25 years of experience in wireless product management and engineering leadership to his new role, including more than 15 years at Ericsson, where he most recently was head of Radio Systems and Technology.
Fujitsu said that as growing Open RAN adoption drives a paradigm shift across the telecoms industry, Eriksson will help unify and guide the company’s Open RAN leadership worldwide, including continued growth of virtualized O-RAN-compliant solutions to enable true network transformation.
“We are at an inflection point in the evolution of Open RAN 5G architecture, changing the way networks are built and operated to enable greater performance, cost-efficiency and sustainability,” Eriksson said in a statement. “I look forward to collaborating with Fujitsu customers and partners worldwide as we help to advance development of a strong, resilient Open RAN ecosystem.”
The Fujitsu Radio Unit Business is a key part of Fujitsu Network Communications, headquartered at 2801 Telecom Parkway in Richardson.
The company said that unit employees are based in both the U.S. and Japan, including engineers, software developers, and product managers.
The Fujitsu Radio Unit Business produces a complete radio access network (RAN) hardware portfolio that is designed to meet the exacting performance, efficiency, and sustainability requirements of mobile network operators deploying 5G around the world.
Founded in 1935, Japan-based Fujitsu offers a broad range of products, services, and solutions, and has roughly 130,000 employees supporting customers from over 50 countries and regions.
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