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At Nokia, we create technology that helps the world act together.

As a B2B technology innovation leader, we are pioneering networks that sense, think, and act by leveraging our work across mobile, fixed, and cloud networks. In addition, we create value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs. 

Service providers, enterprises and partners worldwide trust Nokia to deliver secure, reliable and sustainable networks today – and work with us to create the digital services and applications of the future.

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Our presence in India

We have been an integral part of India’s remarkable progress in technology and connectivity over the last 27 years. Our journey has witnessed several remarkable milestones, including first ever GSM call in India in 1995 on a Nokia phone over a Nokia supplied network, bringing 3G services in 2011, pioneering 4G/LTE technology in 2012, and introducing 5G to India in 2022.

We are a strong supplier and service provider to the leading public and private operators, large enterprises, and utility companies.



~ 16,800 employees

key locations - Gurgaon, Noida, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai

26 project offices

2 R&D centres: Bangalore and Chennai


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Our market leadership

  • #1 overall Carrier Network vendor
  • #1 in Core and RAN equipment
  • #1 in Optical Networks
  • #1 in SON with multi-technology and multi-vendor capabilities
  • Every call in India touches Nokia element somewhere in the call flow
  • 1/3 of overall mobile subscribers in served by Nokia
  • 95% of Volte calls on Nokia IMS Core every day
  • 40% of the Fixed line voice network of India on Nokia equipment
  • 65% of Fiber-to-Home high bandwidth customers being served by Nokia equipment

Making 5G mainstream

5G services in India were launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 1st October 2022, at the 6th edition of India Mobile Congress (IMC). Nokia is partnering with Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel for implementing one of the world’s biggest and fastest 5G roll out in the country.

Nokia is already manufacturing 5G NR and 5G Massive MIMO equipment at its Chennai factory to address the domestic market and as well as the global markets. Our Global Delivery Centres in Chennai and Noida are supporting the Indian CSPs with their 5G roll out and infrastructure built up while our R&D centre in Bangalore is playing a key role in developing 5G use-cases and local ecosystem. 


Our commitment

  • Overall investment of INR 3800+ crores
  • Invested INR 1000+ crores in manufacturing
  • Invested INR 160+ crores in CSR towards building disaster resilience and developing digitally integrated village ecosystem

Nokia - Making in India - for India and the world

Driving innovation

R&D centers: Nokia's commitment to India is deeply engraved in the way we harness the potential of local talent for research and development. One of the 4 main global R&D sites for the company, the Bangalore R&D centre is undertaking research in various advanced global telecommunication technologies like telco cloud, big data analytics, software applications, next-generation core, IP, Optical, 5G and 6G.

Our Chennai R&D centre, the largest R&D facility for Fixed Networks, focuses on access broadband technologies Including Copper, Fiber, Software Defined Access Networks, Management Solutions, Broadband Devices and Services. The centre has a best-in-class lab fostering innovation, defining the access market and promoting fiber for everything.


Manufacturing operations: Nokia’s Chennai facility, best-in-class infrastructure with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 ISO 27001 and other certifications, spreads over 140,000 Sq. meters. The facility manufactures a wide range of telecom products including 5G/ 4G radios and GPON optical line terminals (OLTs) for domestic and global markets, 50% of which is exported. It has manufactured more than 7 million telecom network equipment units over the years. 

The factory was the first to start production of 5G radio equipment in India. It was also the first in India to deploy ‘real-world’ application of Industry 4.0 including AR/VR, automation and analytics, to enhance operational efficiency and productivity. It fulfils 63% of its energy requirement with green energy and is aiming to use 100% green energy by 2025.


Global Delivery Centers: Nokia was a pioneer in setting up its largest Global Delivery Centers in Chennai and Noida. These centers today employ over 2300 highly skilled employees in India who provide life cycle support to networks across over 100 countries.

Nokia India Leadership

Sanjay Malik

Sanjay Malik

Senior Vice President & Head of India Market

Amit Marwah

Amit Marwah

Head of Marketing & Corporate Affairs, India Market


Tarun Chhabra

Head of Mobile Networks Business

Jatinder Pal Singh

Jatinder Pal Singh

Head of IP Business & Customer Delivery

Santiswarup Tripathy

Santiswarup Tripathy

Head of Fixed Network Business

Chandan kumar

Chandan kumar

Head of Optical Network Business

Prashant Malkani

Prashant Malkani

Head of CT Vodafone Idea

Vinish Bawa

Vinish Bawa

Head of Enterprise, Webscale and Emerging Business


Manoj Gurnani

Head Strategy & Technology

Prashant Agnihotri

Prashant Agnihotri

Head of Government Business

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