Nokia expands production of fiber optic broadband equipment to India.

Telecommunications equipment maker Nokia said Thursday it would expand production of PON Optical Line Terminals (OLTs) at its Sriperimbudur plant near Chennai to meet growing demand from local customers in India and global markets.

In a statement announcing its latest move, Nokia said shifts in consumer behaviour, from telecommuting to data-rich entertainment services, are driving demand for broadband.

Fibre demand is also shifting to new regions, with strong demand in markets such as Japan, India, and Southeast Asia in the Asia-Pacific region.