Ericsson to relocate Ottawa facility

  • Move to Kanata Research Park will be completed by end of 2012
  • Ottawa lab at forefront of global LTE research and development
  • New facility will have 200,000 square feet of operational space

OTTAWA, June 28, 2011 /CNW/ - Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) announced today that it will relocate its Ottawa labs to a new facility located at 349 Terry Fox Drive, Ottawa.  The facility will house the company's more than 900 employees starting in the summer of 2012.  The move is expected to be completed before the end of 2012.

The new facility will allow for more efficient use of space and give Ericsson the capacity to extend its Over-The-Air testing and demonstration capabilities. It is also well served by public transit and has a number of amenities in the immediate area.

"Ericsson is pleased to move our Ottawa-based employees to a state-of-the art facility providing leading-edge R&D for global telecom service providers," said Mark Henderson, President and CEO, Ericsson Canada.  "We look forward to remaining in the Ottawa area, one of North America's leading R&D hubs."

Ericsson's Ottawa lab is known for its industry-leading LTE research, the next step in wireless evolution, which enhances capacity-demanding applications such as interactive TV, mobile video blogging, advanced games and professional services. The Ottawa operations also focus' on CDMA Radio Access development and support as well as advanced wireless research activities.

"Ericsson Canada's announcement today that they will be moving into new facilities in Ottawa is great news for the City," said Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson. "It is an important commitment to our technology sector and for the 900 Ericsson employees and their families here in the nation's capital."

Ericsson's new facility will have approximately 200,000 square feet of operational space, with the potential to expand an additional 40,000 square feet.

Ericsson has operated in Canada since 1953 and today has more than 3,000 employees. In 2010, Ericsson invested more than $350 million in Canada and ranks as one of the top R&D investors in the country.  Approximately 85% of all mobile calls in Canada are served by Ericsson.

ERICSSON

Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The company's portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices. 

Ericsson is advancing its vision of being the "prime driver in an all-communicating world" through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 180 countries, more than 90,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 203.3 billion (USD 28.2 billion) in 2010. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York.

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SOURCE Ericsson Canada

For further information:

Patricia MacLean
Ericsson Canada Inc.
Phone: +1 905 206 7928
E-mail: patricia.maclean@ericsson.com

Ericsson Corporate Public & Media Relations
Phone: +46 10 719 69 92
E-mail: media.relations@ericsson.com

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