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In 3 years, NEC Technologies India plans to double headcount to 4,000

Sangeetha Chengappa Bengaluru | Updated on October 05, 2018 Published on October 05, 2018

Takayuki Inaba, Managing Director, NEC Technologies India

Buoyed by demand for its solutions, hopes to triple its $200-m revenue in three years

NEC Technologies India, a part of the diversified NEC Corporation, plansto double headcount and triple revenue to $600 million in three years, driven by demand for its solutions for smart cities, telcos, enterprises and government.

The company has initiated talks with Indian start-ups to co-create India-specific solutions that can be rolled out to other regions of the world, a top executive of the company told BusinessLine.

“We are aiming to triple India revenue from $200 million at present in three years, backed by demand for our smart city solutions, which includes smart transportation, wherein we have started with intelligence for the Bus Rapid Transit System in Ahmedabad, Surat and Pune, but will extend it to other mass rapid transport systems like metro train and bullet train. We also provide mobile back-haul solutions for Telcos and e-Governance solutions under our smart city offerings” said Takayuki Inaba, Managing Director, NEC Technologies India Private Ltd. We are also witnessing strong demand for our smart workspace solutions for enterprises and data transmission solutions with our recent BSNL win to build an optical submarine cable system between Chennai and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, he said. To support the growing demand, the company plans to ramp up its current India workforce of 2,000 to 4,000 in the next three years.

Sandeep Khurana, Chief Technology Officer – Engineering and Solutions at NEC Technologies India said, the company is looking to hire skilled resources in new digital technologies such as Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain among others. Over the last two years, it has also invested in skill upgrading and trained 25 per cent of the workforce in these digital technologies. Soon half its workers will be trained.

The company's recently opened NEC Laboratory in Mumbai addresses social challenges through R&D partnerships with academia, customers and partners. The focus is on public transportation, healthcare, logistics and cashless payments to name a few.

Inaba said, “We have already set up three Centres of Excellence in Noida, Bengaluru and Chennai. These are not pure software development centres but are solutions centres for India and also the rest of the world including the US, Singapore and Australia”.

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Published on October 05, 2018
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