Motorola opens new telecom software development center in southern India
NEW DELHI – Motorola Inc. on Monday opened a new telecom software development center in southern India as of part of its efforts to expand operations and counter the dominance of rival Nokia Corp. here.
The new Research and Development Center in Hyderabad will employ more than 1,000 engineers, Motorola said in a statement.
The statement didn’t disclose how much the company was investing in the center.
The announcement came nearly four months after Motorola decided to invest US$100 million to build a handset and telecom equipment plant near another southern Indian city – Chennai.
The U.S. electronics maker currently has six research and development centers in India. The company began operations in the country in 1991 and employs around 3,000 software engineers, who design nearly 40 percent of the software used in Motorola phones worldwide.
“Software is a major driver of technology and our Hyderabad facility’s focus on software engineering addresses a key aspect of our global operations,” Motorola Chairman and CEO Edward J. Zander was quoted as saying in the statement.
Fuente: International Herald Tribune