Nokia calls on Chinadotcom for Chinese content

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Hong Kong -- The pan-Asian Internet company Chinadotcom Corp. has signed an agreement with network supplier Nokia to provide online content and services to Nokia's rapidly growing number of fixed-line, broadband Internet users in China. Nokia will provide the broadband system and system integration. The content and services will be sourced from Chinadotcom's subsidiaries entertainment site, virtual community and shopping site, and Beijing Digital Ark, which provides digital archive and content management software and technical services. "We anticipate that mobile phone users will increasingly use handsets to access the Internet,"says Jack Lin, Chinadotcom's senior VP-strategy. "Upon China's expected entry into the World Trade organization, foreign investment into the telecommunications infrastructure is likely to dramati-cally increase, adding much value to this project with Nokia."

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