Nokia Networks may manufacture 5G telecom System in India

Nokia Networks will consider India as one of the production bases for making 5G telecom systems, said a senior company official on Wednesday.Though Nokia Corporation had recently announced an agreement with Alcatel Lucent to acquire it, Nokia Networks in India will work as an independent unit and compete against Alcatel Lucent till the clear signal on integration is obtained from the headquarters.


“We have been making equipment for 4G for quite some time here. The commercial implementation of the 5G is expected to be in 2018. Where the 5G network equipment would be made would be decided later,” Satendra Singh, head of manufacturing operations, India, told reporters here.

He did not rule out explicitly that India being a production base for the 5G technology.

According to him, Nokia Networks would have to invest in testing equipment when it makes systems for 5G. the company will be developing the 5G network and activities towards that have started.

The company is getting the required talent and is not losing out talent. On Wednesday Nokia Networks rolled out the two millionth unit since the plant started operations seven years back.

Earlier speaking at the function to commemorate the two million unit production achievement Amitabh Kant, secretary, department of industrial policy and promotion, said the slogan ‘Make in India’ is not for making a protective market but to make India a part of the global supply chain. He said the government is focused on making India an easy place to do business.


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