Nokia''s first ever global investor meet in India will
be held in new Delhi on August 25, to coincide with the
10th annversary of mobile telephony in India. The event
is aimed at global investors, financial and industry analysts
from a number of global investment banks, financial institutions
and research houses.
theme of this year''s regional event is "Focus on
India", and will include presentations from Nokia''s
top management including Simon Beresford-Wylie, networks
business group head, executive vice president and general
manager in India.
Incidentally, the first-ever mobile call in the country
was made using a Nokia phone on a Nokia-deployed cellular
network. Since then, Nokia has consolidated its presence
in both handsets and networks.
is already amongst the top five telecom markets in the
world and is set to reach the third position in the
next few years. This exponential growth will require
large-scale investments. Keeping this in mind, Nokia
decided to host its investor event in India. The event
will showcase India as an investment destination and
provide the global investor community an opportunity
to interact with senior representatives of Indian telecom
industry." says Beresford-Wylie.
added, "This year also marks a decade of mobile
telephony in India, a decade in which Nokia has been
a proud partner and key enabler of the local industry.
The Nokia investor event commemorates this milestone
and reinforces our long-standing commitment to the local
market to drive growth."
history in India includes:
first-ever mobile call in India on a Nokia-deployed
network from a Nokia handset over 10 years ago.
Focusing on localization initiatives to drive adoption
1998, Saare Jahaan Se Acchha, first Indian ring tone
2000, First Hindi user menu (Nokia 3210)
2002, First Hindi text input (Nokia 3610)
2003, First Made-for-India phone, the Nokia 1100
2004, Saral Mobile Sandesh, Hindi SMS on a wide range
of Nokia phones
Setting up India''s first EDGE Network for IDEA Cellular
Leading vendor of GSM network equipment to all of
the top five operators in the country.
operations in India include networks and terminals sales
divisions, three research and development facilities
and an upcoming manufacturing facility in Chennai to
produce terminals and GSM infrastructure equipment.
is the global leader in mobile communications.