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Our presence in India

From launching and enabling rapid growth of 2G/GSM technology in early 2000, to bringing high quality 3G services in 2011 to pioneering 4G/LTE technology in 2012 and now preparing India for 5G, we are an integral part of India’s remarkable progress in technology and connectivity over last 22 years. We are a strong supplier and service provider to the leading public and private operators, large enterprises, utilities companies.


~ 15,000 employees
key locations - Gurgaon, Noida, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai -  and project offices across 26 cities
26 project offices
Innovation center: Technology Center in Bangalore

2 centers for Global Service Delivery: Chennai and Noida
Manufacturing operations in Chennai
Headquarters - 7th Floor, Building 9A, Cyber City, DLF Phase III, Gurgaon

Responsible recycling at Nokia

Corporate social responsibility

Office locations

MBiT Index 2021

Total data traffic grew ~60x in last 5 years; over 13.5GB data usage per subscriber per month, India stands tall amongst the mature markets

Commitment to India

  • Investment of INR 2,200+ crore over the year
  • Invested INR 600+ crores in manufacturing
  • Foreign Exchange earned about USD 1 bn annually through exports of products, services
  • Over INR 100 crores in CSR towards building disaster resilience and developing digitally integrated village ecosystem

Nokia – Making in India - for India and the world

Market leadership

  • #1 overall Carrier Network vendor,
  • #1 in key segment of Core and RAN equipment

Source: V&D Top 100 2018-19

  • Every call in India touches Nokia element somewhere in the call flow
  • 1/3 of overall mobile subscribers in served by Nokia radio
  • 98% of Volte calls on Nokia IMS Core every day
  • 48% of total voice traffic on Nokia CS core 

  • 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 
  • 2.5 million out of 3.5 million homes served on Nokia equipment for Fiber-to-Home 

5G in India

5G, the fifth generation of cellular networks, heralds a new era in communications- it brings a paradigm shift in the role of mobile technologies beyond connectivity. As the country moves ahead with its Digital India vision, it offers the opportunity to leapfrog to the next generation of digital connectivity and create new business models and revenue streams. As such, the case for immediate roll out of 5G networks in India is compelling. It is no longer a choice but a pre-requisite for the country's growth and development.

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Driving innovation


Nokia Bangalore R&D Center: 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 R&D center is undertaking research in various advanced global telecommunication technologies like to focus on next-generation technologies - cloud, ‘big data’ analytics, software applications, next-generation core, IP, Optical, 4G and 5G.


The center also plays a key role in developing local ecosystem partnership to develop 5G use-cases such as AR\VR based immersive learning experience; drone-based applications for agriculture, public safety energy and utilities. The center is also developing and conducting trials of 5G and IoT use-cases for developing market. Some of these use-cases have been successfully tested in live 5G NR System in India for the first time ever.


Manufacturing Operations: Nokia’s Chennai facility, best-in-class infrastructure with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 ISO 27001 certifications and spreads over 140,000 Sq. meters. This facility manufactures & ships the complete gamut of telecom products (2G, 3G, LTE & Core Networks) for domestic and global markets with close to 50% of the finished radio base station products being exported. The factory was the first to start production of 5G radio equipment in India


In 2018, Nokia deployed the next level of industrial automation, leveraging 4G LTE technology at the factory, making it India's first 'real-world' application of Industry 4.0. The factory committed to enable government’s vision for `Make in India’. Nokia’s Chennai factory is the first telecom factory in India to start manufacturing 5G New Radio base stations.

Global Delivery Center: Nokia was a pioneer in setting up its largest Global Delivery Centers in Chennai and Noida. These centers today employ over 4,000 highly skilled employees in India who provide support for various stages of the networks across 103 countries.

Nokia’s Conscious factory in Chennai: A case study in Digital Transformation

Awards & recognitions

Nokia wins Best New-Age-Employer for HR Practices

In Voice & Data Telecom Top 100 survey 2019 in India, Nokia was ranked:

  • #1 amongst Carrier Networks provider
  • #1 Core and RAN equipment
  • #1 Managed Services provider
  • #3 in IP & Optics

Nokia wins Best New-Age-Employer for HR Practice by JobBuzz at Workplace 2025 Conclave

CII award

Confederation of Indian Industry 5S Excellence Award 2019 – for Nokia Chennai Manufacturing Operations


Manufacturing Today Summit 2019 - Technical Excellence Award for Nokia Chennai Operations

MTS 18

Manufacturing Today Summit 2018 - Winner of Safety Excellence Award, 2018

India leadership


Sanjay Malik
Senior Vice President & Head of India Market


Randeep Raina
Head Strategy & Technology, India Market


Amit Marwah
Head of Marketing & Corporate Affairs, India Market

 Naresh Asija

Naresh Asija
Head of CT Bharti Airtel


Prashant Malkani
Head of CT Vodafone Idea

 JP Singh

JP Singh 
Head of CT Government Business

 Vinish Bawa

Vinish Bawa
Head of CT Emerging Business

 Tarun Chhabra

Tarun Chhabra
Head of CT - Reliance

 sandeep sehgal

Sandeep Sehgal
Head of Enterprise Business

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