Nokia has declared that it will begin manufacturing 5G-ready AirScale multi-brand base station at its plant near here before the end of this year to meet the growing demand for mobile broadband.
AirScale, “world’s first triple-band radio,” offers huge capacity and connectivity to support future traffic growth, while reducing space requirements and the costs associated with it, the company said.
The company also added, “Nokia will begin manufacturing its 5G-ready AirScale multiband base station at its state-of-the-art facility at Oragadam, near Chennai, to meet growing the domestic and global demand for mobile broadband”.
The move will also promote the Central Governments ‘Make in India’ initiative, it said. The production will begin by the end of 2017.
Inaugurated in 2008, the Chennai facility is Nokia’s largest manufacturing unit, serving both domestic units serving both domestic and global markets. It is one of the first few facilities to adopt newest technologies such as IoT, robotics and automated ‘Industry 4.0’ solutions.
Monika Maurer, Chief Operating Officer at Nokia, said, “Over the past nine years, our manufacturing facility at Chennai has played a key role in helping service providers roll out new technologies faster.”
By 2020, there will be 46 billion devices fuelling demand for mobile broadband, according to Nokia Labs research, creating an ever-greater need for the energy-efficient and highly compact Nokia AirScale multiband base station.
According to Nokia, the world’s first triple-band radio, AirScale offers huge capacity and connectivity to support future traffic growth, while reducing space requirements and the costs associated with it, and at the same time enabling faster rollout of new services.