. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Siemens Production

MOSCOW () -- German telecommunications giant Siemens AG has started the production of digital switches in a joint venture with the Izhevsk Motor Factory in Udmurtia, a company spokesman said Tuesday.

The first switch -- essentially a high-tech telephone exchange -- produced in Russia under the agreement has now been installed in the Siberian city of Angarsk by the Irkutsk regional operator Elektrosvyaz, a Siemens press release said. Siemens has so far fitted 24 digital switches in Russia, the press release said.