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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.

www.motorola.com and www.nokia.com 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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Dr. Bill Belew is a former Intelligence Officer for a Destroyer Squadron. He lived 20 years in Japan, where he started a language school for Japanese ECS. Dr. Belew teaches classes for a vocational school and online for a national university.

See Dr. Belew's blog, PanAsianBiz, for news and discussions about business and current events in Russia and Asia. See ZhongHuaRising for Dr. Belew's reports on business in China and RisingSunofNihon on business in Japan.

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