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Nokia establishes CDMA R&D facility in India

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Demonstrating its commitment to the growing CDMA market in Asia Pacific, Nokia has announced the establishment of a new CDMA R&D facility in Mumbai. Primarily focused on providing software support and technical expertise in CDMA technology, the new facility will leverage Nokia's existing global CDMA competences to build a team of local talent specializing on the CDMA protocol. 

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In addition to catering to the unique market and operator-specific needs in India and other key CDMA markets in Asia Pacific, the facility will also expand Nokia's global research network and create new platforms for technology transfer and local talent development. Located in Navi Mumbai, the R&D facility is expected to be fully operational in June this year. 

"Nokia views Asia Pacific as an important region for Nokia's CDMA operations. The creation of a new CDMA R&D facility in India is part of the continuous expansion of Nokia's global efforts to grow and invest in the CDMA business in this region. We are also constantly looking at opportunities to expand our R&D activities to include markets outside the US. The establishment of such a facility in India testifies to our long-term commitment to this region," said Soren Petersen, senior VP and GM, CDMA business unit, Nokia mobile phones.

Globally, Nokia has R&D centers in 11 countries. Research and development is paramount in realizing Nokia's vision of 'Life Goes Mobile' and retaining its leadership role in mobile communications. In 2003, nearly 20,000 employees-almost 40 percent of Nokia's total personnel-worked in the area of R&D. 

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