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· High-tech, sustainable global ICT Centers to support R&Dand Servicesorganizations to bring innovation faster to the market
· Two centers located in Europe; one in North America
· Another step in providing industry leading cloud-enabledtechnology
· Also establishing a new R&D hardware design building inStockholm
The centers will be located close to Ericsson's main R&D hubs and will bethenew platform for more than 24,000 Ericsson R&D engineers around the world,supporting their lean and agile ways of working. Team of experts will beable tocollaborate beyond borders more easily and efficiently.
Ericsson's customers will also be able to connect remotely forinteroperabilitytesting, trials and will have early access to innovation on new businessservices in real-time from the comfort of their locations.
The three ICT Centers combined will be up to 120,000 square meters,approximately the size of 14 football fields. The new centers will housethecompany's complete portfolio, enabling the R&D organization to develop andverify solutions, creating the foundation for the next generationtechnology andcloud-based services.
Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson, says: "The new ICT Centers areexamples of Ericsson's passion for driving the development of the industry.Great ideas come from collaboration, and at these centers we will push theboundaries of possibility on next generation technology and services.Flexibility enabled by new ways of working will realize innovation fasterto themarket and to our customers."
The centers will have aleading-edge design, built in a modular and scalableway, securing an efficient use of resources and space adaptable to thebusinessneeds. Ericsson estimates that the combination of architecture, design andlocations will reduce energy consumption up to 40 percent. This significantreduction in carbon footprint is instrumental in Ericsson's vision of amoresustainable future.
The two ICT Centers in Sweden will begin initial operations from end of2013 andfrom end of 2014 respectively and the North American ICT Center from early2015.
The new hardware design building in Stockholm, Sweden, will provide similarbenefits as the global ICT Centers in use of equipment and energy savings.Itwill enable R&D hardware design activities in Stockholm to consolidate intoonemodern creative environment.
Ericsson has its biggest R&D hub located in Sweden with more than 9,000employees. Other bigger R&D sites are in China, US, Canada and Hungary. In2012, Ericsson's R&D expenditures were SEK 32.8 billion, reflecting around14percent of sales.
NOTES TO EDITORSPhotos of ICT Centers are attached and also available atwww.ericsson.com/press
Animated video is available at: youtube.com/ericsson
Ericsson to build a global ICT Centre in Canada:www.ericsson.com/ca/news/20130603_ict_254740124_c
Download high-resolution photos and broadcast-quality video atwww.ericsson.com/press
Ericsson is a world-leading provider of communications technology andservices.We are enabling the Networked Society with efficientreal-time solutions thatallow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainablesocieties around the world.
Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure withinInformationand Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries.Today40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks andwesupport customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscriptions.
We are more than 110,000 people working with customers in more than 180countries. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.In2012 the company's net sales were SEK 227.8 billion (USD 33.8 billion).Ericssonis listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.
Ericsson to build three Global ICT Centers:http://hugin.info/1061/R/1726568/576161.pdf
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