Ericsson announced a five-year R&D partnership valued at more than CAD 470 million with the Government of Canada.
The investment will see Ericsson expands its facilities in Ottawa, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec, creating hundreds of jobs. The research will include 5G Advanced, 6G, AI, Cloud RAN, and Core Network technologies. The investment will also support the expansion of research facilities and staff support for quantum computing at Ericsson’s recently established Quantum Research hub in Montreal.
The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, says: “Today’s announcement is further evidence that Canadian workers have the talent the world needs to develop faster and more secure internet connection and other wireless services. As we continue to support innovation, we are creating good jobs, strengthening the middle class, and ensuring Canada remains a global leader in technology.”
Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, Ericsson, says: “We are already seeing the benefits of next-generation technologies such as 5G and AI, yet we are still in the early days of their potential to transform our work, leisure, and social lives. Ericsson’s R&D investment partnership with the Canadian government, supported by world-class talent in Ottawa and Montreal, will boost innovation and ultimately help to improve the lives of millions of people. We are determined to lead our industry through continued R&D investment.”