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Ericsson will be laying off another 1500 people following a quarter that saw net income down to less than a fifth of last year's. In the last three months of 2009 Ericsson's net income was 725m Swedish kronor (£62.5m), on sales of 58bn kroner, compared to the 4bn kroner the company brought in during the same period of 2008, on …

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The final push

Before the credit crunch is over and Big Business won't be able to sack everybody with impunity

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Good luck...

to any customers of Ericsson who are used to having good quality locally-sourced technical support. You'll soon find yourselves being supported by untrained labour in third-world countries. Well at least the likes of Virgin Media and 3 will find out what it's like dealing with their own call centres.

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naaa

You're just bitter. Race to the bottom, gotta love it. Won't backfire. Ever. Or else, look forward to your kids having mandatory training in 3rd-world-languages so they can have a bright future in a callcenter, catering to the needs of the former 3rd-worlders we sold all our industries to.

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Used to good quality local support??!!

Yeah, right. Ericsson has gone downhill so far, so fast in the last 3 years. Huawei and ZTE are going to kill them. Ericsson used to be the king of the GSM/UMTS hill. No more. Products and UK support are both crap.

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