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Ericsson to build global ICT centre in Quebec

At the Canadian Telecom Summit in Toronto on Monday, Ericsson announced its plans to build a global ICT Centre in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que.


June 6, 2013  


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At the Canadian Telecom Summit in Toronto on Monday, Ericsson announced its plans to build a global ICT Centre in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que.

The 40,000 square metre facility will house the company’s “complete portfolio” enabling the R&D organization to create what Ericsson called the “foundation for the next generation technology and cloud-based services.”

It will be located close to two of Ericsson’s existing main R&D hubs in Montreal and Ottawa and will be a new platform for its R&D engineers

“It is a special day for us as we celebrate 60 years of doing business in Canada,” said Mark Henderson, president of Ericsson Canada Inc. “The ICT Centre represents our commitment to the region and will contribute to building the ICT ecosystem and competence in Canada.”

Quebec Premier Pauline Marois said the “the future of Quebec and the greater Montreal area relies on the knowledge base, the training opportunities and the skills available locally. I welcome the establishment of Ericsson’s new global ICT Centre and see this as an example of what Quebec has to offer and a sign of confidence in our economy.”

The facility will begin operations in early 2015.