Ericsson has revealed who will head up its newly-created radio and cloud/IP business units.

Arun Bansal leaves his role as the Sweden-based vendor’s Head of South East Asia and Oceania to lead the new radio arm, while Head of the Middle East Anders Lindblad will lead the new cloud and IP unit.

Lindblad and Bansal have been with Ericsson for 17 and 20 years respectively and both have taken on a variety of roles within the company across several markets.

The company announced that the creation of the two new business units last month.

[Read more: Ericsson splits networks division in two]

Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg commented: "Both Arun and Anders are strong leaders with experience from large organisations. They have been successful in driving growth in very competitive environments.

“We are committed to maintain our leadership in radio technology while also building a strong position in the cloud and IP space as the market evolves to 5G.”

Bansal said he looked forward to continuing to provide “high performance technology and solutions” that have “a competitive advantage”.

Lindblad added: "Virtualisation and cloud will fundamentally change the networks and ultimately the industry. Our leading position in core networks will enable us to also become a significant player in cloud and IP.”

The company is working to have management teams in place and the appointments will come into effect on 1 July this year.

Both men will also be joining Ericsson's Global Leadership Team as a part of their new role.

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