Ericsson is planning to cut as many as 2,200 positions in Sweden as part of a cost-reduction plan to improve profitability amid slowing sales.
The reductions, about 2pc of the workforce, will mainly target research and development and supply functions, Stockholm-based Ericsson said in a statement yesterday.
The cuts are part of a programme, which was announced in November, to reduce costs by 9 billion krona (€989m) over three years.
The programme marks a return to job cuts for the world's largest maker of wireless networks as rivals Nokia and Huawei are outpacing it in sales growth while the market for equipment faces a prolonged period of slow expansion.
The wireless-network gear market will grow an average of 2pc to 4pc each year through 2017, Ericsson projected.