Motorola Opens Hunan Innovation Center for Wireless Applications in China
Center will drive innovation in the wireless value chain and expand the industrial, social and economic potential of wireless communication in China.
CHANGSHA, China – 13 September, 2006 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the launch of its Hunan Innovation Center in Changsha, capital of China’s Hunan province. The center will focus on improving the capabilities of enterprise platforms and mobile applications, providing a venue for Motorola to work with operators, service providers, content providers and end-users on wireless application innovation and development, thus driving innovation across the entire value chain of China’s wireless communication industry and promoting the growth of wireless applications in China.
“All the participants in the mobile telecommunications industry stand to benefit from the development of wireless technologies and innovative mobile applications,” said Ruey-Bin Kao, president of Motorola China. “The Hunan Innovation Center will help to drive the development of the next generation of mobile applications by making the most of Motorola’s ability to work with the entire industry, including operators, service providers, application developers and end users.”
Motorola had strong support from the Hunan government in building the Hunan Innovation Center. The center is located in the Changsha National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone’s Lu Valley Park, which is dedicated to advanced technologies and is a central part of the zone. In support of the national mission to realize an information society, Hunan hopes to take the lead in hosting mobility enterprises and advanced telecommunications applications and services. Motorola Hunan Innovation Center will help Hunan to build experience that will be valuable for the whole country.
The establishment of the Hunan Innovation Center demonstrates Motorola’s commitment to driving global and local innovation through strong investment in innovation activities. With the advantage of local access, the new center will help operators adopt advanced technologies, seize time-to-market advantages and increase customer revenue, thus enabling them to benefit from the rapid development of China’s telecommunications industry.
With the new innovation center focused on wireless applications, Motorola is taking a further step toward bringing its vision of seamless mobility to China. Motorola is combining its integrated mobile application solutions with industry-leading products and deep local and global experience to help operators succeed in China’s rapidly changing telecommunications environment.
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