Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Carleton University of Ottawa, Canada have announced a new multi-year partnership to advance world-class talent development programs for engineers and computer scientists going into the wireless communications industry and generate state-of-the-art research in this critical field.

The Ericsson-Carleton University Partnership for Research and Leadership in Wireless Networks will fund research projects, graduate student internships, a prestigious Ericsson fellowship program and experiential learning opportunities for Computer Science and Engineering students. It will also establish a new center of excellence and associated laboratories for 5G wireless networks research in Carleton’s new ARISE building.

“This collaboration will drive innovation, train skilled workers and, over the long term, build more reliable, secure technology for the future of 5G wireless communications,” said Marcos Cavaletti, Head of Ottawa site for Ericsson. “Advancements in 5G will have an incredible impact on communication, the economy and societies around the world, and Ericsson and Carleton are ready to meet these challenges together.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Ericsson to develop transformative 5G technology and to prepare the next generation of leaders in wireless communications,” said Benoit-Antoine Bacon, President and Vice-Chancellor, Carleton University. “We are always seeking partnerships that are relational and wholistic rather than transactional, and the Ericsson team has been absolutely forward-thinking and visionary in their approach.”

The Ericsson-Carleton University Partnership strategically aligns and amplifies the existing strengths of both organizations. 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. Carleton’s exceptional academic programs, including Engineering and Science, use hands-on experiential learning to build students’ skills so they are ready to meet industry needs.

This announcement is part of a new partnership initiative at Carleton, a strategy designed to encourage industry and community collaboration with the university to develop solutions to business and societal needs.


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Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson’s investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world. The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on Nasdaq New York.


Located in the nation’s capital, Carleton University is a dynamic research and teaching institution with a tradition of leading change. Its internationally recognized faculty, staff and researchers provide more than 30,000 full-and part-time students from every province and more than 100 countries around the world with academic opportunities in more than 65 programs of study, including public affairs, journalism, film studies, engineering, high technology, and international studies. Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative works in science and technology, business, governance, public policy and the arts. As an innovative institution, Carleton is uniquely committed to developing solutions to real-world problems by pushing the boundaries of knowledge and understanding daily.

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