As New Yorkers rush through the busiest train station in the world, Grand Central Terminal, they can catch a glimpse of how telecommunications has brought positive changes to life, business, and communities around the world.
The Technology for Good photo exhibit is running Monday through Wednesday (September 20-22), coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Ericsson has been working in partnership with a number of UN agencies and non-governmental organizations for several years to help achieve the MDGs, not only in Africa, but throughout the world.
"The technology for good photo exhibit is a proof point of how Ericsson is committed to improving people's lives and creating a more sustainable future through our innovation, technology and leadership," says Gary Pinkham, Head of Corporate Relations and Communications for Ericsson North America.
In selecting the photographs from projects in India, Brazil, and several Millennium Villages in Africa, Pinkham says the exhibit illustrates a progression in the development of technology in improving daily life. "We have already seen the tremendous effect that basic mobile communications has had in saving and improving lives. But now with mobile broadband, the possibilities and the benefits will accelerate and expand," he says.
The exhibit covers the areas of health, education, livelihood and security and safety. Visitors walk by the heartwarming faces of schoolchildren in Dertu, Kenya to a lively group of boys in bright orange safety vests on the shores of Lake Victoria, which is now covered with an emergency GSM network. Heartbreaking stories are also shown, such as Haiti's earthquake and our Ericsson Response volunteers who brought communications to the aid workers. In addition, the challenges of reconnecting refugees who are separated from their loved ones are highlighted in up-close, portrait photos.
To view the photo collection, go to www.flickr.com/groups/techforgood and comment on our Facebook Technology for Good initiative.
Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The company's portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.
Ericsson is advancing its vision of being the "prime driver in an all-communicating world" through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 180 countries, more than 90,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 203.3 billion (USD 28.2 billion) in 2010. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York.
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