Nokia is also looking to build cloud-based solutions that leverage the advantages of 5G such as low-latency and high throughput.
Nokia Software is eyeing trials for India’s 5G telecom network and has made a case for participating in the pilot runs citing its expertise in deploying 5G networks commercially in the United States, South Korea and Japan.
Bhaskar Gorti, President of Nokia Software told Economic Times that India is both a very important talent base and large, a local market for the company adding that the business was a hidden jewel of the telecom infrastructure and networking major.
According to the English Daily, Nokia hired Gorti — who built Oracle’s telecom software business — in 2015 to create a software entity that would give it an edge. The company has built significant software capability in India, Gorti said, and the country acts as an innovation lab for global customers to demonstrate its technology.
Activities in the pipeline
Nokia is also looking to build cloud-based solutions that leverage the advantages of 5G such as low-latency and high throughput, broadening its services base beyond being a mere network solutions provider. A large chunk of this work is being handled by Nokia’s India unit.
Gorti further informed that Nokia Software is looking to hire pure software people with knowledge of cloud technologies. The company, which has over 2,600 engineers in India or nearly half its global workforce, earned revenue of $3.3 billion in 2018.