Business News, State (Bengaluru), November 30:-Nokia on Wednesday announced the expansion of its Research and Development Centre (R&D) centre here with the inauguration of its new, state-of-the-art facility that will focus on next-generation technologies.
The facility will carry out research in areas including the cloud, big data analytics, and development of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and applications as well as next-generation core and 5G, the company said in a release.
Located at Manyata Embassy Park here, the facility was inaugurated by Karnataka Minister for IT, BT and Tourism Priyank Kharge.
The centre, one of Nokia’s four global R&D sites, currently employs more than 6,000 engineers, with that number to rise in 2018, it said.
“The expansion of our presence in India is a testimony to our deep commitment to harness the enormous potential of local talent for research and development.
The centre will provide a huge opportunity for bright engineers to work on upcoming technologies which will change the way we live and work,” Head of the technology centre Rupa Santosh said.
Nokia had established a dedicated 5G/IoT lab in Bengaluru last year to work on applications for smart cities and public safety, as well as a number of IoT use cases including real-time city surveillance, smart parking.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)