Nokia announced on Wednesday at the Web Summit that it would open a new IT Center of Excellence in Portugal, which will hire more than 100 IT professionals.

“Nokia highly values its operations in Portugal and the talent of Portuguese engineers. This is why we are now investing in the country to create a Center of Excellence that will support the global transformation of Nokia,” said Ursula Soritsch-Renier, Chief Information Officer of Nokia.

The focus of the center is to accelerate the evolution and adoption of digital technology across Nokia, supporting the company’s strategy, the Nokia official said.

Nokia is transforming its global operations and building a strong IT capability to better respond to the demands of new business dimensions, such as end-to-end 5G, Cloud and Internet-of-Things networks and services.

Nokia is a leader in network equipment, solutions and services with a strong presence in Portugal, where the company operates another unit in Aveiro.