Ericsson to enhance 5G network production in India

Ericsson is enhancing the production capacity and operations in Pune to meet the needs of 5G network deployments in India.
Ericsson’s Radio 6626Ericsson, the first telecom vendor to set up manufacturing in India in 1994, manufactures equipment with its partner Jabil. Ericsson manufactures 4G and 5G radios, RAN Compute as well as microwave products.

“As 5G gets introduced in India, we are ramping up production of our 5G telecom equipment in Pune in a phased manner, to support the network deployments of Indian telecom service providers. The production in India is part of our global production footprint with a presence across continents,” Nunzio Mirtillo, Head of Market Area Southeast Asia, Oceania and India, Ericsson, said.

Ericsson will also generate employment for around 2,000 people in Pune, India. Ericsson India is also establishing a technology center. This will focus on new product introduction and production engineering to secure high-quality standards, testing/integration, and supply preparations on early-phase products, as well as operational support to ensure efficient 5G development and deployment in India.
Ericsson Mobility Report November 2022Ericsson will produce Massive MIMO antenna integrated radios AIR 3219 and AIR 3268 in Pune to support the 5G deployments. Ericsson will also work with local ecosystem partners to support its 5G production in India.

Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio have selected Ericsson as their partner to deploy 5G networks in the country.

5G subscriptions in the India region are expected to reach around 690 million by the end of 2028, according to the Ericsson Mobility Report, November 2022 edition.