To meet the growing domestic and global demand for mobile broadband, Nokia on Tuesday announced to begin manufacturing its 5G-ready “AirScale” multiband base station at its facility in Oragadam, near Chennai, before the end of this year. The Nokia “AirScale” multiband base station supports advanced network features such as carrier aggregation, 4×4 Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) and 8×4 beamforming, allowing service providers to make performance increases in their 4G networks and prepare for the evolution to 5G and IoT. Also Read - Nokia C20 Plus budget smartphone launched: Check specs, price and other detailsAlso Read - Nokia C01 Plus with an upgraded processor and bigger battery launched
“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. ALSO READ: Nokia 8 Review: Impressive, but not perfect Also Read - Apple’s Craig Federighi admits the level of Mac malware is not acceptable, iOS fairs better
Established in 2008, the Chennai facility is Nokia’s biggest production unit, serving both domestic and global markets with nearly half of all radio base stations produced exported to global markets. By 2020, there will be 46 billion devices fuelling demand for mobile broadband, according to Nokia Bell Labs research. ALSO READ: India among Nokia s top 3 markets, says HMD Global
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. The “AirScale” station is 60 percent more energy efficient than previous generation base stations.