Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson plans to hire 82 engineers for its R&D centre in Bengaluru this year as the company looks to develop technologies for next generation networks.
The company said it plans to further augment this facility this year by expanding its engineering base by around 15%. Ericsson plans to add to its workforce by hiring in the areas of cloud, IP routing, Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and virtual platforms.
“This will help solidify our foundation and sharpen our focus in IP which continues to be an area of investment and growth for us,” Sanjeev Tyagi, vice president and head of Ericsson’s Business Unit Cloud & IP, R&D India told PTI.
“Our research team is developing advanced technologies in the areas of cloud, management and operations of emerging networks for 5G and the networked society,” Tyagi said. Ericsson estimates that by 2020 there will be 26 billion connected devices in the world.