SAO PAULO, Brazil-Motorola Inc.’s Messaging Systems Products Group announced it plans to introduce two-way data and voice paging products in Brazil. The announcement was made at the group’s first regional meeting of government and industry leaders in Sao Paulo.
Motorola said the meeting focused on the growth potential for paging in Brazil. The company cited research from the Strategis Group that said Brazil is the 13th largest paging market in the world, and research from IDC/Link Resources predicting that there will be between 4.6 million and 5.7 million voice paging subscribers in Latin America by 2002.
“With Motorola’s expansion of advanced wireless paging products into Latin America, crucial communications functions will be available to the masses for the first time at an affordable rate,” said Larry Conlee, corporate vice president and general manager of Motorola’s Pan American Messaging Systems Division. “There is currently a backlog for connectivity of landline telephony and cellular services in Brazil.”