Nokia to produce 5G AirScale base stations in Oragadam
It will help in meeting demand for mobile broadband
Nokia will commence production of 5G-ready AirScale multiband radio at its facility in Oragadam, near Chennai, to meet the growing domestic and global demand for mobile broadband, as well as support the Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ vision. The production will begin by end of 2017.
Established in 2008, the Chennai facility is Nokia’s biggest production unit, serving both domestic and global markets with nearly half of all radio base stations produced exported to global markets.
It is one of the first few facilities to adopt latest technologies such as IoT, robotics and automated ‘Industry 4.0’ solutions.
A statement issued by the company quoted Monika Maurer, Chief Operating Officer at Nokia, as saying, “Over the past nine years, our manufacturing facility at Chennai has played a key role in helping service providers roll out new technologies faster.”
By 2020, there will be 46 billion devices fuelling demand for mobile broadband, according to Nokia Bell Labs research, creating an ever-greater need for the energy-efficient and highly compact Nokia AirScale multiband base station.
According to Nokia, the world’s first triple-band radio, AirScale offers huge capacity and connectivity to support future traffic growth, while reducing space requirements and the costs associated with it, and at the same time enabling faster rollout of new services.
Production will begin by the end of 2017.