Ericsson to acquire IT services capabilities from Devoteam in France Ericsson announces its intention to acquire Devoteam Telecom & Media operations in France. Devoteam is a leader in Information and Communications Technology consulting with 5000 employees in Europe, Middle East and Africa. The completion of the acquisition is subject to consultation and customary closing conditions. It is expected to take place by the beginning of Q2, 2013. The deal will see 400 skilled, France-based, IT services professionals join Ericsson. It includes also the acquisition of TV SmartVision operations.