Chennai: Nokia-Siemens expands global delivery for managed services Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), a 50-50 joint venture between Finland based Nokia Oyj and Germany based Siemens AG, is expanding its global delivery centre in Chennai managing the telecommunications networks it services worldwide.
The Helsinki-headquartered company builds and deploys telecom networks for mobile telephony operators as well as manage networks deployed by itself or other vendors.
“Most operators in India use multi-vendor networks. Some decide to manage those themselves, while some contract it out to service providers like us,” a spokesperson for NSN said.
NSN’s global delivery centre for services has been expanded from a 40,000 sq.ft. to a 90,000 sq.ft. facility in its existing location on the information technology corridor in Chennai. “We used to employ 120 skilled engineers when we started this facility in 2006. Now, our headcount has grown to 1000, and hence the expansion,” said NSN Global Services head Armando Almeida. “We expect to hire 800 more engineers by the end of this calendar year.”
The company positions this facility as the global 3G centre for excellence as the engineers recruited here are trained to specialize in third generation telecom networks, Almeida said. According to the company spokesperson, India contributes to about 17% of NSN’s global revenues, while its largest market of south western Europe contributes about 25-30%.