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Panasonic Mobile to stop overseas 2.5G GSM mobile terminal operations

Posted: 13 Dec 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Matsushita? Panasonic Mobile Communications? 2.5G GSM? mobile terminal?

Matsushita Electric Ind. Co. Ltd announced that one of its subsidiaries, Panasonic Mobile Communications Co. Ltd (Panasonic Mobile), will phase out its overseas 2.5G GSM mobile terminal operations due to severe global competition.

By concentrating resources into next-generation mobile terminal technologies, as well as unifying its platforms and core technologies for the Japanese and overseas market, said the press release, Panasonic Mobile aims to improve development efficiency and product competitiveness. Sales and service activities for the current GSM products will continue.

Panasonic Mobile Communications Corp. of the Philippines, where mainly GSM terminals have been produced, will be closed; and the GSM manufacturing in the production lines at Panasonic Mobile & Automotive Systems Czech, s. r. o. in the Czech Republic will be discontinued. Meanwhile, GSM manufacturing at Panasonic Putian Mobile Communications Beijing Co. Ltd in China will shift to 3G mobile terminal production.

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