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Expands Chennai facility to meet local and global demand

India is one of the fastest growing telecom markets in the world. With a remarkable GSM footprint, a rapidly growing 3G market and the expected rollout of TD-LTE, there is strong demand for telecom equipment. To help meet this demand, India’s largest international telecom infrastructure manufacturer, Nokia Siemens Networks, is expanding its Chennai (Oragadam) manufacturing facility from 35,000 to 55,000 square meters, and increasing the number of product lines to 33.

The expansion will significantly increase existing manufacturing capacity, allowing Nokia Siemens Networks to export approximately 37% of the facility’s production across the Asia Pacific. It will also enable the company to manufacture and distribute new multiradio and LTE products, among other equipment such as GSM and LTE-ready 3G base stations and its FlexiPacket radio. The manufacturing facility will offer energy-efficient equipment to reduce the carbon footprint of new network deployments. It has already started the production of innovative Flexi Multiradio Antenna System, which forms part of Nokia Siemens Networks’ Liquid Radio architecture1.

“This expansion will strengthen India’s position as one of our major manufacturing hubs in the Asia Pacific,” said Ashish Chowdhary, head of India and customer operations East, Nokia Siemens Networks. “Above all, our unwavering focus on the customer, continued investments in the country and the use of available local talent will reiterate our commitment towards supporting the growth of India’s growing telecom sector.”

Since its inception in 2008, Nokia Siemens Networks has invested over USD 70 million2 (50 million Euros) in the Chennai facility that has rolled out more than 860,000 units to date. The facility has played an instrumental role in enabling Indian operators to roll out their 3G networks quickly3, and making Nokia Siemens Networks the leading international 3G mobile infrastructure and services vendor in India with approximately 30% market share4.

Nokia Siemens Networks has also been continuously investing in its Global Network Solutions Center (GNSC) in Chennai5, which now supports ten times more subscribers on behalf of operators around the world than in 2007 when it was launched.

The company appreciates the support extended to it by the Government of Tamil Nadu in creating Oragadam a globally viable manufacturing hub.
About Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland.

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Notes to editors:
1 The new Flexi Multiradio Antenna System provides true active antennas and complements the market leading Flexi Multiradio Base Station family. With availability starting end of 2011, Flexi Multiradio Antenna System is the only architecture based on several distributed radio frequency components integrated in the antenna housing to genuinely cooperate as a single entity to enable advanced features like beamforming. Beamforming provides additional capacity exactly where it is needed, allowing up to 65% capacity gain. (

2 Nokia Siemens Networks inaugurated the Oragadam, Chennai facility on October 16, 2008 with an investment of approximately USD 70 million spread over three years. (

3 In April 2010, Nokia Siemens Networks became India’s first telecommunications infrastructure vendor to manufacture 3G products locally for the Oragadam, Chennai facility. (

4 Nokia Siemens Networks emerged as the leading 3G mobile infrastructure and services vendor in India with 30% market share. The company has won deals from Aircel, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Tata Teleservices and Vodafone for the deployment of 3G networks. (

5 Nokia Siemens Networks established the Chennai Global Network Solutions Center (GNSC) in 2007. In January 2011, the Chennai GNSC relocated and expanded to a new site. (


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