From rune stones to radio waves - The story of Kista Science City : how a viking village became Sweden's Silicon Valley
|Förlag||Anna Ma Media|
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Delve in to learn more about Swedish innovation at a little Swedish place called Kista. One thousand years on, this former Viking village has become an international science city with cutting edge knowledge and innovative thinking. IBM and Ericsson were the pioneers that made it alla happen. It is the birth place of modern mobil telephony, and the Nordic telecommunications agencies, primarily the Swedish Televerket, and Ericsson, enabled cross-border mobile telephony. Kista has become one of the world's leading nodes for IT and Telecommunications. The initiatives in 2014 are greater than ever before and the state, the City of Stockholm, industry and universities are coming together to quench the thirst for new ideas.
"The NMT system was decisive for mobile telephony all over the world. GSM and later 3G and 4G systems are largely based on NMT."
Östen Mäkitalo, CEO of Telia Research from 1991-1996 and Professor at KTH@wireless
"Our best mushroom spot disappeared when the underground was built."
Bengt Akalla, Former farmer in Akalla and Kista