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Ericsson to make 5G radio in India for domestic and global need

Ericsson's European rival Nokia has already been making 5G radios from its Chennai factory.

, ET Bureau|
Oct 14, 2019, 11.12 AM IST
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NEW DELHI: Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson said that it will start manufacturing 5G radio products in India for domestic consumption as well as for exports.

The company has already been making 4G radio products in India for both exports and domestic market in its Chakan factory, Pune.

"Last year, we have started making 4G radio for exports and for India. We are ready switch the production from 4G to 5G. We will locally produce 5G gear in India...when spectrum is allocated," Nunzio Mirtillo, Senior Vice President and Head of Market Area South East Asia, Oceania & India said at during his speech at the IMC 2019.

Ericsson's European rival Nokia has already been making 5G radios from its Chennai factory.

In a recent interaction with ET, Nokia India head Sanjay Malik said that the company has so far manufactured 20,000 5G sites in Chennai.

Malik added that Nokia may ramp up 5G manufacturing in India basis global demand.

Ericsson's Mirtillo said that 5G technology will enable many industries and their businesses. "It can happen in India as well."

Ericsson has so far enabled 19 live 5G networks across 4 continents. "We have been always invested in technology and innovation. We are ready to help our customers enable 5G," he said.

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