With the 5G revolution finally reaching the Indian telecom space, telecom conglomerate Ericsson has announced that it will ramp up production of 5G devices and its capacity and operations at its manufacturing facility in Pune, India.
Multinational telecoms giant Ericsson, based in Stockholm, Sweden, together with its partner, Florida-based electronics manufacturer Jabil Inc., will increase manufacturing capacity in the Indian center of Pune.
The increase in production in the unit caters to the needs of deploying 5G networks in India. The development comes as Ericsson has the upper hand in producing 5G devices, having already deployed 5G in more than 50 countries around the world.
“We look forward to the opportunity to help our partners seamlessly transition to 5G,” said Nunzio Mirtillo, Ericsson’s Head of Market Area Southeast Asia, Oceania and India.
He added, “With the rollout of 5G in India, we are gradually ramping up the production of our 5G telecom equipment in Pune to support the network implementations of Indian telecom operators.”
The increase in manufacturing will also create jobs in Pune as the development will expand operations by incorporating high-tech manufacturing and create employment for nearly 2,000 people.
In addition, the telecom giant’s ultra-lightweight Massive MIMO integrated antenna radios, namely AIR 3219 and AIR 3268, will initially be produced at the Pune unit to support the deployment of 5G.
It will also work with local partners to support its 5G production in India.
The Ericsson Mobility Report published in November 2022 stated that the number of 5G subscriptions in India is expected to grow to 690 million in the next 6 years i.e. by the end of 2028.
Ericsson’s Indian arm is working on establishing a technology center which will focus on new product introduction and manufacturing technology to ensure high quality standards, early stage product testing/integration and delivery preparation and operational support.