u-blox inaugurates new Pakistan office
u‑blox strengthens LTE design center in Lahore; Expansion to bolster company’s 4G wireless competency
Lahore, October 30, 2013 - u‑blox, a global leader in cellular and positioning modules and integrated circuits announced the opening of its new LTE software design center in Pakistan. The center will be the company’s R&D facility focusing primarily on protocol stack development for embedded 4G cellular communications.
The inauguration of the new R&D facility, which is located at the Arfa Karim Software Technology Park in Lahore, was attended by professionals from the technology sector and a senior management team from u‑blox.
Commenting on the occasion Mr. Andreas Thiel, Head of Wireless Products Development at u‑blox, said “Our LTE software team in Lahore is a key part of our overall embedded 4G strategy; Expanding the center bolsters our goal of end‑to‑end ownership of key intellectual property for LTE, a technology that has now become the fastest growing standard in the history of telecommunications.”
The new facility, already staffed and operational, will enable u‑blox to expand its headcount to over 100 people. The office is situated in an IT technology park which has state‑of‑the‑art business facilities and infrastructure. Lahore is the country’s largest city for software development with several top engineering universities nearby. With the opening of the new facility, u‑blox plans to double its LTE R&D capacity in the location.
The center complements u‑blox’ 4G LTE baseband chip design international facilities located in Switzerland, United Kingdom and Belgium. The expansion of u‑blox in Lahore, Pakistan will accelerate the company’s growth in the global wireless industry.
Contact details for the new u‑blox Lahore office can be found here.