Finnish telecom equipment supplier Nokia is upping investments in its technology lab in the Mexican city Guadalajara.
Nokia said in a press release that it has upgraded its 5G testing lab located in Guadalajara, Mexico to support testing across new uses cases. The facility will enable the testing of new 5G products, as well as support growing sales and supply chain operations in the region.
Nokia’s Guadalajara Lab began operations in 2017 and develops and executes a wide range of tests for Nokia hardware solutions, such as radiofrequency testing for 3G, 4G, and 5G networks.
The lab also includes additional testing for product change notification, chamber thermal testing, mechanical analysis, mechanical first article inspection, mechanical testing, digital data analysis, and power supply analysis, and realistic performance monitoring. Having received significant investment over the past five years, the lab works closely with Nokia’s design facilities in Dallas, Texas, and Naperville, Illinois, USA.
Raúl Romero, Head of Nokia LAT North Region and Country Senior Officer for Mexico, said: “Guadalajara lab is located at a unique geographical position to provide services to both Latin America and North America. Additionally, our 5G deployments coming soon in Mexico and Latin America region will be fully supported by our own regional operations and supported as well by the free trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada (USMCA).”
Nokia has a substantial and increasing investment and footprint in Latin America with more than 3,700 employees working in 14 countries.