Nokia to Establish 5G Station in Chennai by Year End

Nokia starts building 5G-ready ‘AirScale’ multiband base station in Chennai

Nokia starts building 5G-ready ‘AirScale’ multiband base station in Chennai

Nokia's Chennai facility is the biggest production unit owned by the company which serves both the domestic and global markets with almost half of all radio base stations produced exported to global markets.

Summary: Established in 2008, the Chennai facility is Nokia's biggest production unit, serving both domestic and global markets with almost half of all radio base stations produced exported to global markets. 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.

Nokia will start manufacturing its 5G AirScale multiband base station at its facility at Oragadam near Chennai by the end of 2017. Almost half of all radio base stations produced exported to global markets from here. The production will begin by end of 2017. The new product will be exported to many countries where 5G penetration is available. The Nokia AirScale multiband station supports advanced network features. Talking about the AirScale multiband base station, Monika Maurer, Chief Operating Officer at Nokia, said that the manufacturing will be done as per the Make in India program of the Indian government.

Nokia's "AirScale" multiband base station allows the service providers to increase their 4G performance while preparing for the evolution of 5G and IoT. In case of 5G, the service provider will only be needed to update their software.

"By 2020, there will be 46 billion devices fuelling demand for mobile broadband".

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