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Creating Game-changing 5g Technology

Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. Through Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business, Ericsson helps customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams.

Now, with a focus on 5G, the growth opportunities in mobile traffic are huge, growing eight times between 2017 and 2023.

With older technology generations predominantly addressing consumers (for Voice and Text in 2G to browsing in 3G and Higher speed data and Video in 4G), 5G will serve consumers AND multiple industries, and open new business opportunities across industries.

Driving 5G development, Ericsson sees the industry being propelled in three areas: Massive machine type communications, Critical machine type communications and Enhanced Mobile Broadband. Through these use cases, we’ll see incredibly diverse applications, including: Haptic Healthcare, driverless buses, fiber-equivalent residential access, and connecting billions of devices with very low energy consumption and low cost to ultra-reliability and very low latency.

Ericsson Ottawa is one of the top R&D firms in Canada

Ericsson Ottawa is a top employer and strategic R&D center for wireless communications, with one of the largest, most advanced R&D labs in North America. The Ottawa R&D center has supported game-changing technology that is easy to use, adopt and scale, enabling the wireless industry to capture the full value of connectivity.

This includes its support with ENCQOR (Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Québec & Ontario for Research and Innovation), which is a $400 CDN Million industry-driven partnership which brings together global leaders, SMEs (small and medium enterprises), the public sector, innovation centres and universities to focus on disruptive technology research and innovation, market initiatives, and applications that use next generation digital networks and systems.

With 1,500 employees at the Ottawa site, it’s the largest Ericsson R&D centre in North America, sharing over 2,000 patents, driving the industry forward through innovation.

Through an entrepreneurial spirit, Ericsson continuously strives to expand new business opportunities to support global customer needs, while working with educational institutions to develop transformative 5G technology and to prepare the next generation of leaders in wireless communications.

Ericsson provides and fosters a diverse and inclusive culture, growth and innovation opportunities, a sustainable environment and is an active contributor in the community.

Located in the heart of the Kanata North Technology park, Ericsson Ottawa focuses on developing products for 5G plug-ins and 5G products, as well as maintaining existing 4G/5G products.


+1 905 268-2005
349 Terry Fox Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K2K 2V6

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