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Ericsson to leverage Waterfall City location as it positions for future growth

..Move driven by Africa Growth Strategy and limitless connectivity commitments..

Ericsson, the Swedish telecommunications giant, is the latest global tech company to move to Waterfall. Previously located just a stone’s throw away on Woodmead drive, Ericsson chose to relocate to Waterfall to become part of this award-winning hub of collaboration, innovation, sustainability and best in class infrastructure.

Founded over 140 years ago and one of the first pioneers of the modern telephone, today Ericsson is one of the world’s leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The company’s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business, and it specialises in helping clients increase operational efficiency and uncover new revenue streams.

In 2020 Ericsson, announced its growth plans for Africa, guided by the premise that access to communications is a basic human need. According to Ericsson’s Mobility Report, by 2025, Sub-Saharan Africa mobile broadband subscriptions will increase to reach around 70% of mobile subscriptions, with increased 4G/5G coverage and uptake being the main driver. Critical to this shift are a young and growing population and the growing availability of lower-priced smart and feature phones.

The move to Waterfall aligns with our global strategy to enable the full value of connectivity by creating game-changing technology and services that are easy to use, adopt, and scale. Furthermore, with African economies positioned for rapid growth in coming years, our new office places us in a strategic position to nurture young African talent as well as expand our reach and footprint into the continent,” says Nicolas Blixell, Vice President, Head of Global Customer Unit at Ericsson Middle East and Africa.

A smart and ultra-modern office precinct, the office park incorporates innovative and sustainable elements such as a state-of-the-art water and irrigation system, variable refrigerant volume (VRV) condensers, pedestrian walkways, and shaded canted roofs.

Following the two years of uncertainty brought on by the Covid pandemic, it was important to us to carefully make the transition back to more of an in-office model, while not losing the efficiencies and flexibility we’ve all become accustomed to with remote working. Attacq’s vision of creating collaboration hubs that encourage connectedness, innovation and environmental stewardship aligned well with our commitment to creating a world where limitless connectivity improves lives, redefines business and pioneers a sustainable future,” concludes Blixell.

Corporate Campus is strategically located close to the Mall of Africa, a Netcare hospital, a Curro School, a number of the other A-grade office developments, and various mixed- use and residential developments. The office park also features an onsite restaurant, two wifi-enabled 50-seater conference facilities, cycling facilities and showers.

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