Japan Telecom has chosen Nokia as a partner for its 3rd Generation mobile network. This breakthrough agreement sees Nokia moving into the Japanese Mobile Internet infrastructure market; the world's frontrunner market for
next generation mobile communications.
As a global leader in the development of WCDMA 3rd Generation technology, Nokia will deliver its highly competitive radio access network solutions for the age of Mobile Internet, including base stations, to Japan Telecom.
Mr. Jorma Ollila, Chairman and CEO of Nokia, who is currently visiting Japan, said: "This is an important breakthrough for Nokia in Japan, with one of the true pioneers in 3rd Generation mobile communications. We are pleased to announce this co-operation with Japan Telecom, and it is a significant milestone in the development of 3rd Generation in the world today. It takes
us even further towards Nokia's vision of putting the Internet in every pocket in the advanced Japanese market."
"This partnership is yet further proof of the competitiveness of Nokia's WCDMA network solutions, and underlines the importance of open standards and interfaces across the industry - which are essential for today's multivendor
networks." continued Mr. Ollila.
Mr. Sakata, Chairman, Japan Telecom said: "We chose Nokia due to their proven track record in the supply of innovative mobile networks. We are
looking forward to contribute to the building of a global next generation network, together with our international partners and we intend to provide seamlessly integrated network services, especially high-speed multimedia and
Mobile Internet services. In order to achieve this aim our target is to co-operate with world-class companies such as Nokia."