June 20, 2024
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Rep. Marc Veasey on Ericsson’s $50M Additional Investment in Its USA 5G Smart Factory in North Texas » Dallas Innovates


Marc Veasey
U.S. Representative (TX 33rd District)
.…on Ericsson’s $50M additional investment in its USA 5G Smart Factory in Lewisville.

Late last month, Sweden-based Ericsson hosted an event at its USA 5G Smart Factory in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Lewisville. The expanded 300,000-square-foot “highly automated” manufacturing plant employees more than 500 people is “at the forefront of building the next generation of 5G infrastructure in the United States,” the company says. To support its mission, Ericsson announced an additional investment of $50 million in the plant on top of an initial $100 million announced in 2020. (Photo tour below.)

Ericsson said the additional investment “will further accelerate local production to address the demand for 5G infrastructure Made in the U.S.A., compliant with the Build America Buy America Act.”

Robotic dog at Ericsson USA 5G Smart Factory event in Lewisville [Photo: Ericsson]

Yossi Cohen, president and head of Ericsson North America, said the Lewisville plant “ensures we are working closely to secure fast and agile deliveries to meet U.S. customer requirements, and it has been exciting to see the growth and innovation of our state-of-the-art facility in just a few short years.”

“With this expansion, we can accelerate the production of Ericsson’s advanced Massive MIMO radios and our latest RAN Compute platform, all proudly made in the USA, addressing the evolving demands of our U.S. customers and reinforcing our commitment to technological leadership,” Cohen added in a statement.

Plant opened in 2020

Inside the Ericsson USA 5G Smart Factory in Lewisville [Photo: Ericsson]

The Lewisville plant opened in 2020, helping to boost manufacturing in North Texas even as the pandemic began shutting down the world. The plant aimed to support the early waves of 5G deployments and has been shipping 5G network products—including 5G and Massive MIMO radios—to all tier-one communications service providers in the U.S. 

Asad Ramzanali of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy said in a statement that the Biden-Harris administration “is supporting unprecedented investments in communications infrastructure, including 5G, right here at home—creating good jobs, more secure networks, and continued U.S. leadership in wireless technology.”

‘Texas is the best place in the country to do business’

Inside the Ericsson USA 5G Smart Factory in Lewisville [Photo: Ericsson]

“Ericsson is proving once again that Texas is the best place in the country to do business,” added U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. “This new smart factory is bringing not only cutting-edge technological production to our state, but the high paying skilled jobs that go along with it. This is a huge win for our state, and for the people of Lewisville and the whole Dallas-Fort Worth region.”

You can see a video tour of the inside of the plant by going here.

More looks at the USA 5G Smart Factory in Lewisville

Entrance at the USA 5G Smart Factory in Lewisville [Photo: Ericsson]

Rep. Mark Veasey at the May 2024 event at the Ericsson USA 5G Smart Factory in Lewisville [Photo: Ericsson]

Inside the Ericsson USA 5G Smart Factory in Lewisville [Photo: Ericsson]

Radios on factory floor at the Ericsson USA 5G Smart Factory in Lewisville [Photo: Ericsson]

Technician outside a gigantic autonomous robot assembly at the Ericsson USA 5G Smart Factory in Lewisville [Photo: Ericsson]

Autonomous robot at the Ericsson USA 5G Smart Factory in Lewisville [Photo: Ericsson]

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