On a like-for-like basis, Ericsson's sales fell 3% year-on-year in the second quarter to 52.1 billion Swedish krona (6.97 billion US dollars) as the macro-environment took its toll on network equipment sales. Ericsson said that services now represent 38% of its sales.
Ericsson said mobile subscriptions worldwide grew by 149 million in the second quarter to a total of 4.3 billion, adding that the number of new WCDMA subscriptions is accelerating and grew by 40 million in the quarter to a total of 377 million. In the first quarter of 2009, fixed broadband connections grew by 13 million to 408 million, according to Ericsson. source: Ericsson statement