Nokia Expands Domestic Broadband Network, To Establish 5G Multiband Base Station In Chennai
Ever since making a comeback in the mobile market, Nokia is garnered the humongous amount of support and development. To meet the growing demand for mobile broadband services domestically and globally, the company is planning to establish its 5G-ready "AirScale" multiband base station at its facility in Oragadam near Chennai by the end of 2017.
Nokia’s "AirScale" multiband base station allows the service providers to increase their 4G performance while preparing for the evolution of 5G and IoT. It also supports the advanced network features such as carrier aggregation, 4x4 Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) and 8x4 beamforming.
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"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 stated.
Nokia’s Chennai facility is the biggest production unit owned by the company which serves both the domestic and global markets with nearly half of all radio base stations produced exported to global markets. The station was established in 2008 and Nokia Bell Labs research is expecting that around 46 billion devices will be fuelling demand for mobile broadband in by 2020.
The "AirScale" station is 60 percent more energy efficient than previous generation base stations. 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.