Motorola and Nokia
Go Head-to-Head in India
Dr. Bill Belew
Issue I - June 10, 2006
Introduction by Mr. Stolyarov:
Intense competition among wealthy multinational
companies could turn India from a largely technologically backward
country into a modernized, technologically advanced economic power
integrated with Western economies. The demand for mobile phone
technology is certainly there, and now the multinational corporations
are supplying it to everyone's benefit. Dr. Bill Belew comments on the
recent massive investments made into India by Motorola and Nokia—
prime examples of India's rapid Westernization.
are going head-to-head in the southern city of Madras, India.
But, Nokia is throwing the bigger punches.
Nokia announced plans to build a $150-million
plant near Madras.
Motorola countered with a plan to invest
$100-million in a plant of its own.
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