Today, Nokia announced the opening of a new research and development centre focused on 5G and future 6G mobile network technology at its Portuguese campus in Amadora. The centre will create employment across several disciplines and advance research in technologies that are vital components of current 5G and future 6G networks.
The research and development centre will create multiple highly skilled jobs focusing on the advanced development of software to support mobile networks. The centre will oversee the entire embedded and real-time software development cycle from early analysis to final delivery. It will bring together professionals from diverse technical disciplines, including software engineers, product owners, and technical leads to work alongside teams worldwide.
A vibrant technology ecosystem, highly skilled talent pool, country stability, and location in Europe contributed to Nokia’s locating the research and development centre in Portugal. The company has been an important innovation hub for Nokia globally through its units in Amadora and Aveiro. It hosts services centres remotely managing broadband networks for some leading global operators. The centre follows a strategic agreement signed last year with the Portuguese government to open a Global Business Services Center and participate in initiatives that promote digital skills. The company has close to 2,800 employees in the country.