Nokia’s global developer program, Forum Nokia connects developers to the tools,technical information, support, and distribution channels they can use to build and marketapplications around the globe. Through its website and from offices in the US, Europe,Japan, China, and Singapore, Forum Nokia provides technical and business developmentsupport to developers and operators to assist them in achieving their goal of successfullylaunching applications and services to consumers and enterprises..Nokia uses Dangaard Telecom.
, headquartered in Padborg, in southern Jutland and Europe'slargest distributor of mobile phones, aims to become the world's largest distributor in thenext 12 months by cultivating new markets and developing new business areas. DangaardTelecom says that record revenues and profits in the latest fiscal year have fuelled itsgrowth plans.Steen Folmer Pedersen, group director of Dangaard Telecom says: "In the last 12 monthswe have earned more money than ever before. It has enormous importance to us and tosouthern Jutland, and the fine earnings should naturally be invested in new strong growthin all our areas".
the biggest mobile distribution company in africa & middle east. Nokia , Motorola &Sony Ericsson have made contract with i2.
Almost one in five of the world’s population lives with some kind of recognizeddisability, including those related to ageing. Nokia is committed to providingaccessibility for everyone. We believe this is an important aspect of bridging the digitaldivide. It also presents business opportunities – extending access to more peopleincreases our customer base.Users' age is becoming an increasingly important consideration, especially with an ageing population. Sooner or later everyone will develop at least some limitations in vision,hearing, dexterity or learning. By 2015, most elderly people will have been using mobilecommunications for years and will expect to continue doing so. Meeting their needs presents a significant business opportunity.We support a universal access policy, which is backed by support from mobile phonemanufacturers and providers in order to decrease recurring costs of ownership. This is anongoing target, as we firmly believe that accessibility in telecommunications is useless if it is not affordable.We have worked on accessibility for over 10 years and now offer a multitude of accessibility features and applications for people with limitations in hearing, speech,vision, mobility and cognition. Nokia was the first company (in 1997) to introduce theloopset, an accessory that looks like a headset and lets people with T-coil hearing aids usea wireless device without interference with their hearing aid.
Industry Distribution Channels
The structure of distribution channels in the United Kingdom is like that of Germany andFrance. Retail independents had 37 percent of the handset distribution market in 1995while multiples had 20 percent. But in 2000, multiples will sell 33 percent or 1.75 millionhandsets and independents will account for 22 percent or 1.16 million. The transition willoccur in 1998.