10.10.2011

Ericsson to establish R&D centre in Oulu, Finland

Oulu’s position as a centre for wireless communications expertise makes it an ideal location for Ericsson’s radio network research centre.

The Swedish company Ericsson is establishing a radio technology research and product development centre in Oulu, northern Finland, which will employ about 200 people. According to Ericsson, about 50 people will be employed directly by Ericsson and 150 by cooperation partners.

Oulu was selected as the location for the centre thanks to the availability of highly qualified wireless communication expertise in the city. Ericsson’s research centre will focus on mobile radio networks. Ericsson is also hiring 40-60 new employees as part of its expanding radio network operations at its Finnish headquarters in Kirkkonummi. Ericsson currently employes more than 800 people in Finland.

Ericsson is a leading provider of telecommunications equipment and related services to mobile and fixed network operators globally. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries utilize Ericsson’s network equipment and 40 percent of all mobile calls are made through its systems.

Sources: It-viikko, HS.fi, Ericsson