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Ericsson Building Silicon Valley Campus

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 10:37am
Andrew Berg

Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson today announced that it's looking to increase its presence in California's Silicon Valley. 

Ericsson Wednesday announced the construction of a new campus in Santa Clara, California that will consolidate Ericsson's Silicon Valley operations, bringing together approximately 2,000 Ericsson staff. 

Ericsson said the move is part of broader initiative to invest in California's tech hub. Ericsson last September acquired Microsoft's Mediaroom TV platforms and services division.

Per Borgklint, senior vice president and head of Business Unit Support Solutions for Ericsson said the new campus will unite Ericsson staff and increase internal collaboration. 

"Together with our customers and partners, Ericsson is driving IP, TV and Media innovation, and accelerating development of the media enabled, interoperable and programmable network of tomorrow."

While strengthening its presence, Ericsson said it is continuing to build partnerships with 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 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.

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