Ericsson has announced a new Melbourne-based research centre, which will focus on Long Term Evolution (LTE).
The LTE Global Competence Centre will be the first of what may become several of such centres for Ericsson.
It will open in late July and commence full operations in August.
"The establishment of the facility is recognition of the world-class skills of the Australian IT industry," said Bill Zikou, CEO of Ericsson Australia and New Zealand.
Workers at the centre will focus on R&D for LTE as well as testing.
They will also work on developing engineering guidelines and tools for the operation of LTE networks.
"[The centre] should serve to hasten the deployment of LTE and bring the benefits to Australian users earlier," Zikou said.