Jan Färjh took his M.Sc in telecommunication at the royal institute of Technology in Stockholm,1985.
After his graduation he developed signal processing algorithms for airborne radar systems.
In 1990 he joined Ericsson and started to work with radio access technologies. He has a strong background in wireless research and was part of Ericsson's pioneering activities in WCDMA in the early 90's. In 1996 he became manager of the unit responsible for radio access research. The research performed in this unit has substantially contributed to the evolution of WCDMA, HSPA and LTE, technologies that today provide Mobile Broadband on global base.
Between 2007 and 2012 he was Head of Ericsson Research. Ericsson Resarch is a global organisation consisting of 600 researchers in ten different countries present in North America, Europe and Asia.
Since November 2012 Jan is heading Ericsson's globalStandardisation and Industry unit within the Group Function Technology, headed by Ericsson's CTO.