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Nokia Siemens Networks expands Chennai facility

Hari Anil
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Hari Anil
With a remarkable GSM footprint, a rapidly growing 3G market and the expected rollout of TD-LTE, there is strong demand for telecom equipment. To help meet this demand Nokia Siemens Networks is expanding its Chennai (Oragadam) manufacturing facility from 35,000 to 55,000 square meters, and increasing the number of product lines to 33.

The expansion will significantly increase existing manufacturing capacity, allowing Nokia Siemens Networks to export approximately 37 percent of the facility’s production across the Asia Pacific. It will also enable the company to manufacture and distribute new multiradio and LTE products, among other equipment such as GSM and LTE-ready 3G base stations and its FlexiPacket radio. The facility will offer energy-efficient equipment to reduce the carbon footprint of new network deployments.

“This expansion will strengthen India’s position as one of our major manufacturing hubs in the Asia Pacific. Above all, our unwavering focus on the customer, continued investments in the country and the use of available local talent will reiterate our commitment towards supporting the growth of India’s growing telecom sector,” says Ashish Chowdhary, Head of India and Customer Operations East, Nokia Siemens Networks. Since its inception in 2008, Nokia Siemens Networks has invested over $70 million in the Chennai facility that has rolled out more than 860,000 units to date.

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