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Nokia Siemens Networks Hiring More Staff for Philippines R&&D Facility

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Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) is reported to be looking at doubling the size of its research and development (R&D) facility in the Philippines.

The facility, which opened in 2011 currently has around 400 staff with immediate plans to expand that to 460 by the end of June.

John Lancaster-Lennox, head of NSN Asia South Sub-Region told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that the long term aim is to increase that to 800 staff.

Lancaster-Lennox said that: "There's talk of doubling the size. We don't know how long that would take but that's the direction we are taking."

However, the staffing levels are falling short of those expected when the R&D facility was announced in June 2011, when the company was looking to hire 500 staff by the end of that year, and double to a thousand by the end of 2012.

Employees at the R&D facility, dubbed as NetworkLabs, work on developing new technologies that support advancements in 3G and 4G.

On the web: Philippine Daily Inquirer

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