Nokia’s factory in Chennai has marked a significant achievement, producing seven million telecom units. This aligns with India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, promoting local production.
High-ranking government officials attended a ceremony at the Chennai factory to celebrate this accomplishment. The factory, one of Nokia’s largest worldwide, manufactures telecom infrastructure equipment for 4G/5G networks, serving both domestic and global markets.
It has been operational for fifteen years and plays a crucial role in bolstering telecom equipment manufacturing in India.
Diverse Telecom Products
The factory produces various telecom equipment, including 5G New Radio (5G NR), 5G massive MIMO products, 4G/LTE radios, and Fiber Broadband equipment.
Approximately 50% of the production is exported. In 2023, the factory increased component localization by up to two times in 5G equipment manufacturing, contributing to the ‘Make in India’ initiative.
Commenting on the company’s milestone, Teemu Toiviainen, Head of Global Manufacturing & EMS Management, said:
Our Chennai factory stands as a testament to the exceptional skill and expertise of Indian talent. From pioneering the production of 5G NR in India to our current output of 5G massive MIMO products and transport network elements, our journey has been remarkable.
At Nokia, we are unwavering in our commitment to sustainability, with the goal of creating a better world for future generations. Our factory operates on wind and solar energy, accounting for up to 81% of our green energy usage, with our sights set on achieving 100% by 2025.