Nokia Presentation by Kenneth Oyolla GM, Nokia East and Southern Africa

By Hilda Moraa
Uncategorized
  Published 14th June 2011
Share this Article
Nokia Presentation by Kenneth Oyolla GM, Nokia East and Southern Africa

Nokia's GM for East and Southern Africa, Kennedy Oyolla, spoke on Day 1 of Pivot25 about the role of Nokia in developing the mobile space in the region. Nokia is glad to be part of the innovation eco-system and connecting people from the furthest parts of the world. Africa is showing tremendous growth in terms of new mobile solutions in the market. Nokia Statistics: -Over the last 6 months they have had 3million downloads, half a million happening from the Ovi store.
-Today, Nokia has 190 million active users, majority are Ovi and others are from services like Skype. In a few months time, Ovi store is transitioning from Ovi store to Nokia store.
- In the Middle East and Africa, Ovi store is the biggest application store with over 100 operators in different countries supporting billing. Today, 70% of materials in Ovi store are free.
- Nokia has more that 300 publishers in over 100 countries.
- Nokia has just launched a new product in the market, "Tune wiki" that has been downloaded in more than 133 countries in the first 3 days in the store.
- There is a great opportunity today and tomorrow in Symbian and Java platforms: with 75 million installed-based Symbian and 150 million future shipments.

Nokia challenges all developers to create applications with Forum Nokia via m:Lab incubation. One perk of m:Lab incubation is that developers will be able to test their applications with different phones offered by Nokia. Nokia is also willing to assist developers through cross-listing in different digital channels.

comments powered by Disqus

Account Login