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Nokia plans to offer internet based services for rural India

Mobile phone maker Nokia plans to offer internet based services in micro-finance, distribution and agricultural information for the people living in rural India. The company is already in talks with mobile operators and content providers in India to take its internet services brand Ovi to more number of cities in the country.

Mobile phone maker Nokia plans to offer internet based services in micro-finance, distribution and agricultural information for the people living in rural India. The company is already in talks with mobile operators and content providers in India to take its internet services brand Ovi to more number of cities in the country.

D Shivakumar, vice president and managing director, Nokia India, has said, “In 2006, the penetration of mobile in the rural areas was three per cent which almost doubled in 2007 at six per cent. With this growth rate the rural India is going to be a huge market.” [Source: Economic Times]

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