Ericsson provides communications equipment, professional services, and multimedia solutions to mobile and fixed networks operators worldwide. Its Networks segment delivers radio access solutions that interconnect with devices, such as mobile phones, notebooks, and PCs; fixed access solutions for fiber and copper; and IP core network solutions, including softswitches, IP infrastructure for edge- and core routing, IP multimedia subsystem, and media gateways. This segment also offers transmission/backhaul; and microwave and optical transmission solutions for mobile and fixed networks, as well as offers network management tools for configuration, performance monitoring, security management, inventory management, and software upgrades. The company’s Global Services segment delivers managed services comprising network design and planning, network operations, field operations and site maintenance, and shared solutions, as well as consulting and systems integration, customer support, and network rollout services. Its Support Solutions segment provides Media solutions, such as IPTV, video compression, on-demand solutions, content management systems, advertising, and interactive TV applications for operators, service providers, advertisers, and content providers; and business support systems and operations support systems. The company’s ST-Ericsson segment develops and sells semiconductors and wireless platforms to handset manufacturers, mobile operators, and device manufacturers. The company was formerly known as LM Ericsson Telephone Company and changed its name to Ericsson in February 2012. Ericsson was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.