Nokia to make 5G AirScale multiband base station at Orgadam by year-end

Nokia to make 5G AirScale multiband base station at Orgadam by year-end

The Chennai factory, established in 2008, 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. The Chennai factory was established in 2008 and is Nokia's biggest production unit, serving both domestic and 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.

Chennai: Finnish telecom products maker Nokia has begun manufacturing 5G- ready multiband base station in India from its facility at Oragadam near Chennai. In recent times, the demand for such multiband base stations has been rising in both national and worldwide markets. It allows service providers to increase performance in their networks and prepare for the evolution of 5G. Reports state that Nokia's Chennai factory has doubled production in 2 years to 4 million base stations in 2017. It also supports the advanced network features such as carrier aggregation, 4x4 Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) and 8x4 beamforming. The product has been built in a way that it supports existing networks like 2G, 3G and 4G.

"Our production excellence allows us to provide the latest innovative technology to service providers in a timely and a cost-efficient manner, thus supporting the Indian Government's mission to promote local manufacturing", Monika Maurer, Chief Operating Officer at Nokia, said in a statement.