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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've played a pivotal role in contributing to India’s remarkable strides in technology and connectivity in recent decades. 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 stand as a major equipment supplier and technology partner for leading private and public operators, major enterprises, and utility firms.

 

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~ 17,000 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 SON with multi-technology and multi-vendor capabilities
  • #1 in Optical Networks
  • #1 in Fixed Broadband
  • #2 in IP Networks
  • Nearly every 5G/4G call in India touches a Nokia element somewhere in the call flow
  • 95% of Volte calls on Nokia IMS Core every day
  • 40% market share in 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) 
  • 40% of the Fixed line voice network on Nokia equipment
  • 65% of Fiber-to-Home 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 partnered with Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel for implementing one of the world’s biggest and fastest 5G roll out in the country.

Nokia manufactures 5G NR and 5G Massive MIMO equipment at its Chennai factory for the domestic and 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.  

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Our commitment

  • Overall investment of INR 3800+ crores
  • Invested INR 1200+ 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. Furthermore, the centre also hosts first-of-its-kind 6G Lab in India that was inaugurated virtually by the Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics & IT, Government of India, Mr Ashwini Vaishnaw.

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.

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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, 40% 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 80% of its energy requirement with green energy and aims to achieve 100% green energy use by 2025.

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Global Delivery Centers: Nokia established its largest Global Delivery Centres in India in Chennai and Noida. These centers today employ over 2500 highly skilled employees and manage customer networks across 38 countries around the globe.

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