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Ericsson opens 20,000 square meter Global ICT Center in Sweden

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Ericsson has officially inaugurated its Global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Center in Rosersberg, Sweden. The center also represents an important step in the company's ongoing ICT transformation.

­The Rosersberg site, which covers 20,000 square meters, is the first purpose-built Ericsson Global ICT Center to be inaugurated in Sweden. It follows the opening of the Global ICT Center in Linköping, Sweden in September 2014, which was built adjacent to an existing Ericsson facility.

In addition to the two facilities in Sweden, Ericsson will open a Global ICT Center in Montreal, Canada in the second quarter of 2016.

The Global ICT Centers allow Ericsson to emulate an operator's mobile network and to test new solutions as if they were running on a live network. In the near future, Ericsson's customers will be able to connect remotely for interoperability testing, trials, early access and innovation on new offerings from any location. These services will be provided through ten Business-Near Centers, to be announced in 2016, which are connected to the Global ICT Centers.

The Global ICT Centers are set to be powered by Ericsson's cloud solutions and will host a substantial part of the company's product portfolio. Currently, the company's test environments are spread across more than 50 locations worldwide.

Ericsson estimates, when all three Global ICT Centers are in operation, it will result in a 40% reduction in energy usage compared to 2012 test lab energy baseline.

Anders Lindblad, Head of Business Unit Cloud and IP, Ericsson, says: "Through today's inauguration of our second Global ICT Center, Ericsson's vision of a Networked Society moves closer. By streamlining R&D through our cloud-powered Global ICT Centers, we will enable new services and innovations that will create benefits for people, business and society."

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