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Adhering to high standards of integrity and security, we help build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable and inclusive world.

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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 launching 2G/GSM technology in early 2000, 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.


~ 16,000 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

Nokia at India Mobile Congress 2022

MBiT Index 2023

Mobile data traffic in India increased three-fold during 2018- 2022, reaching over 14 exabytes per month

Commitment to India

  • Investment of INR 4,200+ crore
  • Invested INR 600+ crores in manufacturing
  • Over INR 150 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 Core and RAN equipment
  • #1 in optics market 
  • #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 served by Nokia radio
  • 95% 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 

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. 5G services in India were launched on 1st October 2022. 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.

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Driving innovation


R&D Centres: 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 center is undertaking research in various advanced global telecommunication technologies like telco cloud, big data analytics, software applications, next-generation core, IP, Optical, 4G and 5G.


Our Chennai R&D center, one of our largest R&D facilities for Fixed Networks, focuses on access broadband technologies Including Copper, Fiber, Broadband Devices, Services and Management Solutions.



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 Centers: Nokia was a pioneer in setting up its largest Global Delivery Centers in Chennai and Noida. These centers today employ over 2600 highly skilled employees in India who provide life cycle support to networks across over 100 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

Nokia wins ‘The most innovative network transformation initiative’ at IMC2022


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


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Senior Vice President & Head of India Market


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Head of Marketing & Corporate Affairs, India Market

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Naresh Asija
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Head of CT Vodafone Idea

JP Singh

JP Singh 
Head of IP/Optics India

Vinish Bawa

Vinish Bawa
Head of Enterprise, Webscale and Emerging Business

Tarun Chhabra

Tarun Chhabra
Head of Mobile Networks Business, India

Manoj Gurnani

Manoj Gurnani
Head Strategy & Technology, India

Prashant Agnihotri

Prashant Agnihotri
Head of Government Business, India

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