T-Mobile has hired former Ericsson executive Ulf Ewaldsson to head up its 5G evolution strategy as the operator’s new SVP of Technology Transformation.
He will report to T-Mobile CTO and EVP Neville Ray.
Ewaldsson spent nearly three decades at the Swedish telecom equipment giant, most recently as a senior advisor to Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm. Ewaldsson previously held leadership roles including SVP and Head of Business Area Digital Services, Chief Strategy & Technology Officer, Head of Group Function Strategy & Technology, and Head of Product Area Radio.
“We are thrilled to share the great news that Ulf is joining our team of amazing leaders at T-Mobile who continue to show the other guys what it takes to win in wireless. Just look at what we’ve done with 4G wireless! We’ve been the fastest for 19 straight quarters – nearly 5 straight years… and we’re just getting started. Adding Ulf’s passion and track record for driving innovation to the Un-carrier mix is going to take us to the next level,” said Ray in statement. “Ulf has achieved so many firsts and truly supported the evolution of technology for telecommunications across the globe. Bringing him on board is a total win for T-Mobile and we couldn’t wait to share it! He is going to be the perfect addition to our consumer-first Un-carrier team to drive our 5G evolution strategy!”
Ewaldsson also currently serves as member and chairman of several boards, including the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, ASSA-ABLOY AB, and Telecom Management Forum.
Ewaldsson and his family will relocate to the U.S. from Sweden, joining T-Mobile the last week in January, the company said.