COMMUNICATIONS: Ring, Ring: Tokyo Calling

Ring, Ring: Tokyo Calling

Motorola has been one of the most pugnacious U.S. companies in trying to enter the Japanese marketplace. The suburban Chicago company's efforts paid off last week in a double win. Against a field that included Japanese bidders, Motorola won the $35 million annual contract to install a cellular-phone network for the Tokyo area.

Then Japanese sources surprised even Motorola officials by leaking word that the company had scored a still more prestigious victory. After a fierce six- month competition with Japanese and European rivals, Motorola was selected to provide the digital voice technology for the Japanese telephone network's next generation of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!