Kista is a district in the borough of Rinkeby-Kista, Stockholm, Sweden. It has a strategic position located inbetween Sweden´s main airport, the Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport and central Stockholm, and alongside the main national highway E4 economic artery. Kista comprises residential and commercial areas, the latter in the highly technological telecommunication and information technology industry. There are tremendous research efforts in this entire area, which therefore is dubbed http://www.kista.com Kista Science City. It is known as the research park of KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Kista, the largest Information and Communications Technology cluster in Europe, due to the presence of among others Ericsson Group, the largest corporation in Sweden.
http://www.kista.com Kista Science City is the location where a large portion of the research and development of the worlds 4G LTE mobile telephony infrastructure is being developed, which is natural since this is a European ETSI standard used worldwide and http://www.kista.com Kista Science City has been the largest such cluster in Europe for decades. A majority is done at Ericsson corporation, with 100 000 employees worldwide but with its research and worldwide Headquarters in the http://www.kista.com Kista Science City.
Kista was named after an old farm "Kista Gård", still located in the area. The construction of the modern parts were started in the 1970s. Most of the streets in Kista are named after towns and places in Denmark, Iceland, Greenland and Faroe Islands. Kista with the Kista Galleria is also known as the biggest shopping area in the City of Stockholm.
Because of its ICT industries, it became referred to as Chipsta or Swedens, and after the EU membership also Europe´s, Silicon Valley in the 1980s.
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