Ericsson will set up a new campus with 400,000 square feet in Santa Clara, California, to accelerate its telecom innovation in Silicon Valley.
The new campus will consolidate Ericsson’s Silicon Valley operations, bringing together approximately 2,000 Ericsson staff dedicated to driving innovation in IP and TV and Media.
Santa Clara Square will feature Ericsson Experience Center for customers and partners. The facility is expected to be available for Phase One occupancy during Q3 2015.
Bina Chaurasia, chief human resources officer, head of Group Function Human Resources and senior vice president, Ericsson, will relocate to the Bay Area.
Since 2009, Silicon Valley has been the center of development for Ericsson’s IP solutions and the network firm delivered network-based experiences including the latest Software Defined Network (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and radio technologies.
While strengthening its presence, Ericsson is continuing to build an open community in Silicon Valley with partners including the AT&T Foundry, Facebook, and the Linux Foundation OpenDaylight Project.
Current projects, including the Ericsson OpenDaylight and Smartphone Labs, will relocate to the new facility. Ericsson will continue its commitment to open the Internet.org Innovation Lab on Facebook’s Menlo Park campus in summer 2014.
Ericsson has 15,000 total employees across the United States and Canada, and has invested $7 billion in U.S. acquisitions over the past six years, with plans for further growth and technology leadership in the U.S.
TelecomLead News Team