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Ericsson: Ericsson opens 20,000 square meter Global ICT Center in Sweden to drive innovation

* Purpose-built Global ICT Center creates foundation for development of the
next generation of cloud infrastructure and services demanded by industry
* The center supports engineering on virtual platforms with global test labs
and IT hubs connected via a single virtual environment - supporting
Ericsson to host 5G development under one roof
* Site powered by Ericsson's cloud solutions, enabling over 20,000 R&D
engineers globally to accelerate innovation cycles, reduce cost and better
support Ericsson's customers
* Ericsson estimates a 40 percent reduction in energy usage compared to 2012
test lab energy baseline

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has officially inaugurated its Global Information and
Communication Technology (ICT) Center in Rosersberg, Sweden. The
purpose-built, highly scalable and sustainable facility reflects Ericsson's
ongoing commitment to R&D investment both in Sweden and globally. The center
also represents an important step in the company's ongoing ICT transformation

The Rosersberg site, which covers 20,000 square meters, is the first
purpose-built Ericsson Global ICT Center to be inaugurated in Sweden. It
follows the opening of the Global ICT Center in Linköping, Sweden in
September 2014, which was built adjacent to an existing Ericsson facility. In
addition to the two facilities in Sweden, Ericsson will open a Global ICT
Center in Montreal, Canada in the second quarter of 2016.

The Global ICT Centers allow Ericsson to emulate an operator's mobile network
and to test new solutions as if they were running on a live network. In the
near future, Ericsson's customers will be able to connect remotely for
interoperability testing, trials, early access and innovation on new
offerings from any location. These services will be provided through ten
Business-Near Centers, to be announced in 2016, which are connected to the
Global ICT Centers.

The Global ICT Centers are set to be powered by Ericsson's cloud solutions and
will host a substantial part of the company's product portfolio. As a result
of this extensive rationalization and virtualization effort, Ericsson will be
able to shorten innovation cycles and increase global collaboration while
also reducing R&D costs. Currently, the company's test environments are
spread across more than 50 locations worldwide.

Ericsson's Global ICT Centers are an important step toward achieving the
company's sustainability goals. The cutting-edge design of the centers,
combined with modular and scalable construction, secures efficient use of
energy and space. Ericsson estimates, when all three Global ICT Centers are
in operation, it will result in a 40% reduction in energy usage compared to
2012 test lab energy baseline.

Anders Lindblad, Head of Business Unit Cloud and IP, Ericsson, says: "Through
today's inauguration of our second Global ICT Center, Ericsson's vision of a
Networked Society moves closer. By streamlining R&D through our cloud-powered
Global ICT Centers, we will enable new services and innovations that will
create benefits for people, business and society.

"Our company's ICT transformation journey is accelerating, and the Global ICT
Centers will support 24/7 collaboration and ensure we can leverage our global
skills and scale to the full. At the same time, with an explosion in data
traffic we can bring Ericsson's technology and services leadership to
customers faster than ever before."


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Rosersberg was selected as a location due to numerous benefits that include
its proximity to Ericsson's R&D hub in Kista, Sweden. A direct fiber cable
between Rosersberg and Kista will optimize connectivity speed, reliability
and security.


Over the past three years, Ericsson has invested approximately SEK 100 billion
in research and development. Ericsson holds over 37,000 granted patents,
including more standard-essential patents for mobile communication than any
other company. Innovation is the foundation of Ericsson's technology and
services leadership, and supports the company's position as an enabler of the
Networked Society.

About Ericsson

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Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in
communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with
every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society
to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband
and the cloud
- are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business,
increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new

With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries,
we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support
networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the
world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments
in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers -
stay in front.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales
in 2014 were SEK 228.0 billion (USD 33.1 billion). Ericsson is listed on
NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.


Ericsson Corporate Communications
Phone: +46 10 719 69 92

Ericsson Investor Relations
Phone: +46 10 719 00 00

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