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Nokia’s Chennai plant exports 50% of production

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CHENNAI : Nokia’s Chennai manufacturing facility exports 50 per cent of the production and has so far manufactured seven million telecom units, the company said in a media statement Thursday.

The 15-year old factory in Chennai is one of Nokia’s largest globally and manufactures telecom infrastructure equipment including for 4G/5G networks for both domestic and global markets.

“Our Chennai factory is a testament to the skill and expertise of Indian talent. From being the first to manufacture 5G NR in India to now producing 5G massive MIMO products and transport network elements, we have come a long way,” Teemu Toiviainen, Head of global manufacturing & EMS management at Nokia said.

In addition to 5G New Radio (5G NR), the factory manufactures 5G massive MIMO products, 4G/LTE radios as well as fiber broadband equipment. Apart from exporting 50% of the production from the Chennai factory, Nokia has also increased the localization of components by up to 2 times compared to previous years in 5G equipment manufacturing.

“We at Nokia strongly believe in sustainability to make the world a better place for future generations. This factory operates with wind and solar energy, contributing up to 81% of green energy consumption until most recently; targeting to be 100 per cent by 2025,” Toiviainen added.

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