MONTHLY LUNCHEON MEETING 24 JANUARY 2003
Theme:
"3 G"

Speaker:
Yoshiki Asahara, Product Marketing Manager, Nokia Japan Co., Ltd.
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Mr. Asahara's presentation covered:
  • Nokia in Japan
  • What is 3G?
  • Business Market for 3G. Why will 3G fly?
  • Nokia WCDMA 3G timeline & status
  • Standardized 3G service enablers are her today.

    Nokia has today close to 500 employees in 8 locations in Japan. It was established in 1989 for technology sourcing and developing partnerships with Japanese high-tech companies. Nokia activities in Japan consists of marketing, sales, customer services, product creation (R&D), research, technology partnering and sourcing.

    The 3G comes basically in two "flavors", the W-CDMA adapted in Europe, Asia and Japan (NTT DoCoMo and J-Phone) and Cdma2000 Even if the main reason for consumers to move to 3G is the dramatic increase in connection speed which enables more advanced fuctions, like live video, another important factor (for the operators) is that with the rapid growth of mobile voice and mobile internet/intranet, present networks would soon run out of bandwidth. It is expected that already in 2006 the market for mobile services would be about 40 % of total voice and internet market, when it is about 20 % today.

    Nokia has recently introduced their dual mode (W-CDMA/GSM) phone, the 6650, in Japan trough J-Phone. This phone can be used in Japan (where 3G services are available), and all countries that have adopted the GSM system (Europe, most parts of Asia, etc.).
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    Yoshiki Asahara presents Nokia's new global 3G phone, the Nokia 6650.
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    FCCJ President Timo Varhama (right) with Board of Trustees members Yukio Sakurai (left) and Tadashi Yano and new Nippon Finnpap staff member Tanja Shemeikka.
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    Interested audience.
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    Mr. Asahara shows the data speeds of the mobile phone generations.
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    Professor Shigeru Komori, who is at present translating the book "Nokia, the inside story" to Japanese, raises a question.
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    In front from left, Yoshinori Sano, Seiwa Accounting Service Inc., Yasuro Numata, SAS and Sisko Piekkola, Nokia Japan.
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    The meeting was attended by 35 members and guests.
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