Nokia Siemens to expand Chennai telecom manufacturing capacity


Nokia Siemens Networks announced that it is expanding its
Chennai (Oragadam) manufacturing facility from 35,000 to 55,000 square meters,
and increasing the number of product lines to 33.


The expansion will significantly increase existing
manufacturing capacity, allowing Nokia Siemens Networks to export approximately
37 percent of the facility’s production across the Asia Pacific.


It will also enable the company to manufacture and
distribute new multiradio and LTE products, among other equipment such as GSM
and LTE-ready 3G base stations and its FlexiPacket radio. The manufacturing
facility will offer energy-efficient equipment to reduce the carbon footprint
of new network deployments. It has already started the production of innovative
Flexi Multiradio Antenna System, which forms part of Nokia Siemens Networks’
Liquid Radio architecture.


This expansion will strengthen India’s position as one
of our major manufacturing hubs in the Asia Pacific,” said Ashish Chowdhary,
head of India and customer operations East, Nokia Siemens Networks.


Above all, our unwavering focus on the customer,
continued investments in the country and the use of available local talent will
reiterate our commitment towards supporting the growth of India’s growing
telecom sector,” Chowdhary added.


Since its inception in 2008, Nokia Siemens
has invested over $70 millionin the Chennai facility that has
rolled out more than 860,000 units to date. The facility has played an
instrumental role in enabling Indian operators to roll out their 3G networks
quickly, and making Nokia Siemens Networks the leading international 3G mobile
infrastructure and services vendor in India with approximately 30 percent
market share.


Nokia Siemens Networks has also been continuously
investing in its Global Network Solutions Center (GNSC) in Chennai, which now
supports ten times more subscribers on behalf of operators around the world
than in 2007 when it was launched.


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