Ericsson will invest $1.05bn in the next five years in the ICT centres.
Ericsson is planning to construct three new ICT centres across Canada and Europe at a cost of $1.05bn over the next five years.
Two will be located in Stockholm and Linköping in Sweden, while the third will be built in Montreal, Canada.
The new centres should help customers to connect remotely for interoperability testing, trials, besides providing them with early and real-time access to innovation on new business services.
Located close to Ericsson’s main R&D hubs, the facilities will also help the company’s 24,000 R&D engineers in development and verification of solutions, thereby creating foundations for the next generation of technology and cloud-based services.
Ericsson president and CEO Hans Vestberg said: ”Great ideas come from collaboration, and at these centres we will push the boundaries of possibility on next generation technology and services."
Built in a modular and scalable way, the centres are expected to reduce the company’s energy consumption by up to 40%.
Construction of the two Swedish centres is scheduled for the end of 2013 and 2014, while the North American ICT centre will begin to be built from early 2015.