Ericsson opens R&D facility in Chennai

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 28 November 2006, 06:00 Hrs
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Chennai: A year after the announcement of opening a new R&D facility in India, Swedish telecom major, Ericsson inaugurated its facility in Chennai. It was inaugurated by the Union communications and IT minister Dayanidhi Maran along with Swedish ambassador to India Harald Falth and Mats Granyrd, Managing Director Ericsson India.

The company has been carrying out R&D activities in Chennai since February 2006 from a temporary facility and the new facility will do cutting edge research work in multimedia. It will focus on developing charging solutions and value-added solutions for the pre-paid and multimedia segments.

“We have committed an investment of over $100 million every year for the next few years in India. We reiterate that commitment,” Granyrd said.

Maran said that Chennai is endowed with a large industrial base comprising electronic, telecom and software industry and also a large number of educational institutions, especially engineering colleges. “Setting up of R&D centers in India will also provide the last missing link in the Indian
telecom success story,” he added.

Currently employing over 2,000 people in India, Ericsson provides mobile networks to both, government and private operators.

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