Nokia Siemens Networks today announed the launch of its new, expanded development center in Bengaluru (Karnataka) , India .The new R&D inaugurated by The prime minister of Finland , Matti Vanhanen and according to the company, Its engineers at the site develop, test and deliver software to support the world’s telecoms networks.
The new facility is equipped with state-of-the-art R&D facilities, telepresence to enable strong interaction with the company’s other global development sites, and hosts one of the company’s three remote testing laboratories. The center also hosts experts in pre-sales, product management, program management, and technical support, as well as process and quality-assurance activities.
“For many years, our previous Bengaluru site fostered expertise in various product areas and became a vital element of our global R&D organization,” said Johann Haslinger, head of Nokia Siemens Networks Development Center Bengaluru. “By moving to a larger, more modern facility, the center will not only enhance our development efforts, but also means product innovation in one area can be easily transferred across our whole business”.
Speaking at the occasion, Lauri Kivinen, head of Corporate Affairs, Nokia Siemens Networks said, “ India has witnessed a remarkable journey and is today the world’s fastest growing wireless market. The new facility is in line with our commitment to invest in India and brings us closer to our customers in this region.”
Nokia Siemens Networks’ previous development center in Bengaluru started operations in 1994. With the opening of this new facility, the Bengaluru site is now one of the company’s largest. It currently has a workforce of approximately 2,300 with space to expand to 3,000, depending on demand.
Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading provider of telecommunications network solutions in India . More than 150 million subscribers across India use services powered by Nokia Siemens Networks. The company has a strong presence in the country with marketing and sales offices in Delhi NCR and Mumbai, two Global Network Solutions Centers (GNSC’s) in Noida, Delhi NCR and Chennai; two manufacturing facilities in Chennai and Kolkata, a research and development center in Bengaluru and services staff spread over 170 locations.