Hans Vestberg, chief executive officer of Ericsson, speaks during a news conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: Angel Navarette/Bloomberg

As phone carriers curb spending on network equipment, the world’s largest maker of such hardware is accelerating a push to get more revenue fro(...)

Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg during a news conference at Mobile World Congress at Barcelona. Microsoft is said to be considering Vestberg as a possible successor to outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer. Photograph: Albert Gea/Files/Reuters

Microsoft’s board is considering Ericsson chief executive officer Hans Vestberg as a potential successor to departing leader Steve Ballmer, according (...)