Scandinavian hybrid satellite router and broadband solution provider Forsway is expanding its operations in North America and opening a sales office in Dallas, Texas, the company announced April 11.
Bluetest is the most fun memory
If the vision to connect everyone who does not have internet is what Mats Andersson is focused on right now, Bluetest is still the most fun memory of his versatile career.
– Yes, I would say that. Even if Ericsson has been a fantastic company to work in, and good schooling before starting at a start-up company like Bluetest with only two employees.
The Bluetest era began in 2006 when Ericsson wanted to rejuvenate. Then Mats Andersson had worked there for 20 years with everything from designing the antennas for a French space shuttle, developed Ericsson’s first HLR (Home Location Register) which kept track of all mobiles and services, sold-in a Swedish-developed antenna elements to Hughes Aircraft that was a leading American company in space and defense industry, to developing antenna elements for the Global Star satellite system.
He had also had time to roll out broadband in rural areas in Sweden and other parts of Europe. And just before Ericsson offered 18 months’ salary to everyone who quit voluntarily, he was again at the antenna department at Ericsson Research to start looking at multiple antennas (MIMO) for 4G base stations. It was still 5-6 years before 4G broke through.