Nokia Siemens inaugurates 70 million US dollar facility

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Chennai, Oct 16 (UNI) Nokia Siemens Network today inaugurated a 70 million US dollar facility at Oragadam, about 50 km from here, moving the local manufacturing and distribution closer to key customers to support mobile subscriber growth.

Over the next three years the company planned to invest Rs 300 crore (approximately USD 70 million) in the facility, which would generate new jobs for 400 people.

The new facility, which further strengthens Oragadam's position as a globally viable manufacturing hub, was inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi in the presence of Union IT and Communications Minister A Raja and Nokia Siemens CEO Simon Beresford Wylie.

The new facility would manufacture Nokia Siemens Network mobile Base Station Controllers, Nokia Siemens Network Flexi EDGE BTS, Microwave Radio and Access line-card products, as well as other telecom equipment.

''The first deliveries of Radio Access products manufactured and distributed from the site to customers in India are planned for later this month'', Mr Wylie said.

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