Nokia Expands Bengaluru R&D Center To Focus On 5G

by CXOtoday News Desk    Nov 30, 2017


Telecom network equipment maker Nokia said it was expanding its research and development centre in Bengaluru to focus on next-generation technologies. such as 5G, cloud and big data.

The expanded facility will carry out research in areas such as cloud computing and big data analytics. It would also work on fifth-generation mobile networks or 5G that aims to bring richer and faster data and Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE), a standard for high-speed wireless communication for data terminals and mobile phones. In future, these would power innovations such as telemedicine, driverless cars and automation at workplace and home.

Located at Manyata Embassy Park here, the facility was inaugurated by Karnataka Minister for IT, BT and Tourism Priyank Kharge. The centre, one of Nokia’s four global R&D sites, currently employs more than 6,000 engineers, with that number to rise in 2018, the company said in a statement.

“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,” Head of the technology centre Rupa Santosh said.

The centre will provide a huge opportunity for bright engineers to work on upcoming technologies which will change the way we live and work,” Santosh added. Nokia had 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.

The company had also established a dedicated lab for 5G and Internet of Things (IoT), a technology where devices communicate with each other intelligently, in Bengaluru to work on applications for smart cities and public safety.

It had created a number of IoT use cases, including real-time city surveillance and smart parking. The firm was also working with Indian service providers, including Bharti Airtel and State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. to help them transform their networks to 5G.