Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT) has launched an Application Center of Excellence (ACOE) in China that will provide the dedicated resources of an applications development organization to research new wireless data services and help operators evaluate applications and integrate them into their networks. The Application COE was designed by Motorola in consultation with China's leading telecom operators and 3rd party application developers.
With over US$3.4B total investment in China to date, Motorola is steadfastly committed to China, building local manufacturing and R&D capabilities in order to provide the country with advanced communications solutions. Motorola's first R&D center in China was established in 1993 and there are now 19 centers with over 1600 R&D engineers.
"Wireless data services are viewed as a revenue growth opportunity for operators," said Ruey Bin Kao, Motorola corporate vice president and general manager for infrastructure in China. "One of our goals for Application COE is to help operators connect with 3rd party application developers to create innovative new services. We then provide the expertise in providing total solutions, integrating platforms, content and the new services so operators can provide end user experiences that delight their customers and help drive wireless data usage -- and create revenue opportunities -- on their networks."
In addition to providing operators a totally integrated end-to-end solution, the Motorola Application COE offers several advantages including quality control, strong engineering and logistic support, and a sales and marketing channel.
"Wireless data applications and contents are crucial elements that drive the adoption of 3G. Our ACOE will enable an exciting range of services that make things smarter and life easier for customers," said Patrick Kung, Motorola corporate vice president and general manager, PCS North Asia. "Offering the services of the Motorola Application COE in China provides enhanced opportunities for greater cooperation not only with operators but also with strategic solution providers and 3rd party developers in the telecom industry."
"Motorola has a long history of innovation. Our Applications COE in China will continue this heritage by developing innovative application platform and solutions that will meet the demand of the Chinese market," said Dr. Valy Lev, corporate vice president and general manager, Infrastructure Systems Division of Motorola's Global Software Group. "This is another example of Motorola's on-going commitment to China."