Nokia Develops Bengaluru R&D Center to Focus on 5G Technology
Nokia on Wednesday announced the expansion of its Research and Developmet facility, one of the company’s four units in the world in Bengaluru on Nokia Innovation Day 2017. The new facility was inaugurated on Wednesday by Priyank Kharge, Minister of State, IT, BT, and Tourism.
The facility will carry out research in areas involving the cloud, big data analytics, and growth of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and applications as well as next-generation core and 5G, the company said in a release.
“The expansion of our presence in India is a testimony to our deep commitment to harness the enormous potential of local talent for research and development. The centre will provide a huge opportunity for bright engineers to work on upcoming technologies which will change the way we live and work,” Head of the technology center Rupa Santosh said.
The Innovation Day is an annual event that brings together Nokia’s ecosystem partners – including customers, government, universities and startups – to witness demonstrations of the latest innovations. The program showcased more than 40 innovative projects on IoT, 5G, Drone Networks, Blockchain, NFC, collaborative AR, /VR, etc. One interesting innovation project is IoT-based traffic decongestion and ambulance prioritizer smart ambulance which can be of great help in boosting the emergency medical services.
Nokia established a dedicated 5G/IoT lab in Bangalore last year to work on applications for smart cities and public safety, as well as a number of IoT use cases including real-time city surveillance, smart parking.
The Bangalore center, one of Nokia’s four global R&D sites, currently employs more than 6,000 engineers and the numbers are likely to rise further in 2018. The expansion will also help the company to leverage the local talent base for research and development on the newer technology domains.