Bangalore, June 24, 2015: Rupa Santosh is the new head of Nokia Networks’ Technology Centre, Bangalore. In this role, Rupa will continue to manage the centre as a key research and development site for Nokia Networks globally, as well as an employer of choice within the local ecosystem.
Says Sandeep Girotra, Vice President and head of India Market, Nokia Networks: “Rupa brings over 20 years of experience in telecommunications network research and development having performed diverse roles and managed products within Nokia. She brings in exceptional understanding of the telecom industry. Her experience will further strengthen Nokia’s research and development functions globally and for our operations in India."
Adds Rupa: “Nokia is a remarkable company with the ability to re-invent itself to shape the future. At the Bangalore center, every employee, together with the global team, is contributing towards future of telecommunication technology, while bringing unique local value. With the exceptional talent in India in the field of research, I look forward to working with our teams, customers and ecosystem partners to ensure that our Bangalore Technology Center is amongst the industry leaders.”
Prior to this, Rupa was leading Single Radio Aaccess Network R&D at Bangalore where she spear-headed research and development across key network entities like RNC, BTS and Femto, providing leadership to over 450 member team. Rupa brings with her over two decades of experience in telecom software development where she has successfully delivered several large-scale, multi-site projects in complex technology areas.
The Bangalore Technology Centre is one of the largest R&D centres for Nokia Networks contributing to key product development in telecommunications networks. Working as an integral part of Nokia global R&D, the Bangalore center plays a key role in development of several major products. The center located at Manyata Tech Park, Bangalore has a workforce of nearly 4000 .