hmmmm red.....planet....so very simpatico it's like you are one and the same Martian ......but I will let the expert zutco pass final judgment on you.....'-)
More of a feel good piece than anything truly new, but it is nice to hear. It was from something called Japan Today and titled:
By Christopher S Thomas for EURObiZ Japan
→Executive Impact Mar. 23, 2015 - 06:25AM JST
He also has high hopes for Nokia Technologies, the third pillar in the company’s new edifice. The segment will conduct R&D activities and the firm will generate revenue by expanding Nokia’s technology, licensing programmes and developing new solutions to help others benefit from the innovation.
“We talk about cloud-connected telecom networks — these will be software-defined networks — and judging by recent history, Japan is definitely going to be in the first wave. So our concern is how we can support our customers here — to make sure that Nokia can provide them on-time services and on-time technologies, not just to operate complex networks, but also to provide the analytics. These are important, but most important is how we can bring these analytics to the operators to support their efforts, to generate more revenue from the networks.”
This is one reason Japan is so important. “We have to stay on top of changes in the industry — the renewal cycles are coming faster and faster, and Japan is where the change is happening fastest,” Takala points out.
Nokia’s acquisition earlier this year of part of the wireless network business of Panasonic System Networks was a strategic move that strengthened Nokia Japan’s presence in this market. “We’ve worked with them before as partners, and now they are bringing us the competence in the Japan market, both in the business and in the understanding of technology and R&D power.”
There is another reason why Japan is such a crucial market — it keeps you on your toes. “Customers here are very demanding, but they appreciate and understand quality,” he says.
Takala came to Japan four and a half years ago to head Nokia’s R&D operations; he took the top job in October 2012. “Honestly, since I’ve been here, my customers have changed me,” he says. “Everything here is quality-oriented, from the physical products to services, to the way we manage our company.”
This plays to Nokia’s key strength, he says. “Our aim is always to be the quality leader. In whatever we do — in quality, we aim to be the best.”
The history of Finnish tech giant Nokia has been one of constant reinvention. From its origins as a single small paper mill in 1865 in Tammerkoski, Finland, through growth into a powerful consumer products vendor with a globally recognised brand, the company’s latest incarnation is as a mobile broadband specialist, supplying hardware, software and services to telecommunications network providers worldwide.
Nokia is now reinventing itself once again, having offloaded its hardware business to Microsoft in 2011 to concentrate on networks, digital mapping and R&D in mobile technology. It’s a bid to capitalise on the current boom in mobile devices, as well as the coming revolution in the form of the “Internet of Things” (IoT).
JP Takala, President, Nokia Networks Japan, outlines the company’s strategy to seize opportunities opening up in this new data-drenched world, which are sure to be lucrative.
Mobile networks will be the centre of the revolution. “We expect to have 5 billion voice connections by 2020. But by 2025, we expect to have 50 billion or more connections between things — cars, appliances, machinery, industrial equipment and many other devices,” he says.
“For example, soon we expect to see driverless cars, and these will take advantage of Nokia’s strengths — mobile networks, digital mapping and cutting-edge technology. These cars will contain thousands of sensors to detect where the car is, as well as the environment around it, and the cars will be built around them.
“We are the mobile broadband leader, globally and in Japan; we are one of the top three vendors in radio [i.e., wireless connections]. Now we are focusing on LTE [Long-Term Evolution, the fourth-generation high-speed wireless technology]; we are the number one foreign TD-LTE provider in China. The key to success in Japan, as elsewhere, is how you optimise your networks, so that the mobile user gets a nice clear signal and smooth transitions, and the signals are not blocked by buildings, mountains or whatever.”
It also depends on having the right services to bring these networks to market: “Your level of system implementation — that is, how well you connect all of these solutions together — is another key to acceptance by customers,” Takala adds.
Digital mapping will be crucial when things start talking to each other, and Nokia is already well placed as a leader in this field. With its HERE system, which combines the company’s mapping and location assets, Nokia powers about 80% of car navigation systems in North America and Europe. “It’s already big, and it will be huge in the future,” notes Takala.
Yes sir ...I apologize for my loss of focus.....I won't let it happen again sir.....please , no need for the discipline.....
Plain as day you'd have to be blind not to see it.......;-) ........... come on Zut chill out.....relax watch some b'ball today.......we are not enemies ....we are all pulling for NOK to do well.
LOL.......The classic "He always seemed like such a nice guy....I can't believe he would do such a thing" might apply someday ...hopefully not. It's probably not possible to see over the wall of his compound.......either that or he is holed up in a cabin in the mountains of Idaho......
I'm sorry I will stop now ....I just completely caved into temptation......too tempting to resist all the time.....I will try to be good......for awhile anyway.
I knew it wasn't correct but figured it would get the point across........my first try was even worse......oh well... hanno una bella Domenica !
Ahh ......laughing too much here I need to get out of the house more....bored, no SU to watch this post season...oh well se la vi.......hopefully this week proves interesting on the NOK front...at least with strong volume and more apparent accumulating....my guess is we hear news on the plant in India......but if it's a deal with Samsung I won't complain.....;-)
up their weekly meeting.....Everybody have their new names straight???? Let's really swamp the board this week, especially targeting the paranoid and delusional posters.........all hail the chief !!!!!!! Ready break !!!!!!!