Nokia has expanded its research facility at Manyata Embassy Park in Bengaluru, India, to focus on new technologies including 5G for global telecom operators.
Priyank Kharge, minister of State, IT, BT and Tourism, inaugurated the facility on the center’s Innovation Day.
Nina Vaskunlahti, Finland Ambassador; Sanjay Malik – Head of India Market, Nokia and Amit Marwah – head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Nokia India, among others, were present at the event.
Nokia, a Finland-based telecom equipment maker, said the new research facility will conduct research in areas including the cloud, big data analytics, development of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and applications, as well as next-generation core and 5G.
The India center, one of Nokia’s four global R&D sites, will increase the number of engineers in 2018 from the present more than 6,000. India is a major market for the Finland-based Nokia.
Nokia has set up a dedicated 5G/IoT lab in Bengaluru last year to work on applications for smart cities and public safety, as well as a number of IoT use cases including real-time city surveillance, smart parking.
“The center will provide a huge opportunity for bright engineers to work on upcoming technologies which will change the way we live and work,” said Rupa Santosh, head of the technology center.
Nokia is already working with Indian service providers including Bharti Airtel and BSNL to help them transform their networks for 5G. This research and development center will allow Indian and global service providers to leverage Nokia’s technology and develop capabilities for future technologies and growth.