Bangalore November 30 2017: Telecom leader Nokia has opened a new, state-of-the-art facility in Bangalore that will house research in the cloud, ‘big data’ analytics, development of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and applications, as well as 5G.
The centre, one of Nokia’s four global R&D sites, already employs more than 6,000 engineers, a numbert set to rise in 2018. Nokia established 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.
Says Rupa Santosh, head of the technology centre: “The expansion of our presence in India is a testimony to our deep commitment to harness the enormous potential of local talent for research and development. The centre will provide a huge opportunity for bright engineers to work on upcoming technologies which will change the way we live and work.”
Nokia is already working with Indian service providers including Bharti Airtel and BSNL to help them transform their networks for 5G. This centre will further allow Indian and global service providers to leverage Nokia’s technology leadership and develop capabilities for future technologies.