Type: Public – Oyj
Founder: Fredrik Idestam.
Products: Mobile phones,Smartphones, Mobile computers, Networks.
Tag line: Connecting People
Nokia, a multinational communication corporation and the world's largest manufacturer of mobile telephones is headquartered at Espoo and was founded by Fredrik Idestam. Nokia has been producing mobile devices catering to every major market segment and protocol, including GSM, CDMA, and W-CDMA (UMTS). It also offer Internet services enabling people to experience music, maps, media, messaging and games.
Nokia, had its roots in paper, rubber, and cables and in just over 100 years it becomes a powerful industrial conglomerate, that had emerged as the one of the strongest Brands in customer satisfaction. It was in the year 1981 that Nordic Mobile Telephone (NMT), the first international mobile phone network, was built. Nokia DX200, the company’s first digital telephone switch, came to being in 1982. The mobile revolution actually cam in 1992, when Nokia decided to focus its attention on the telecommunication Business.It was the Nokia's then CEO Jorma Ollila, who put Nokia at the head of the mobile telephone industry’s global boom and made it the world leader before the end of the decade. By 1998, the world recognised Nokia as the leader in Mobile phones.
Since Nokia's sole focus grew in the telecommunication era there has been no looking back for the multinational. In 1992, Nokia sold its billionth phone – a Nokia 1100 – in Nigeria, with the Global mobile phone subscriptions passing over 2 billion. Nokia has maintained to be a consumer-led company and has proved it time and again that its dedication and diligence towards greater consumer satisfaction remains its top priority. Its adherence to Corporate social responsibility since ages is what has kept the flag high and swinging in air for Nokia. It indeed is "Connecting People" by reaching to their hearts.