In contrast, in the wireless providers Finnish market local cellular phones phone networks were set to 1980 and none of them bought their equipment suppliers. By joining the dynamic telecommunications, Nokia had to respond to the requirements of their clients, which led the company to innovate their products and services. The effect of these policies can be measured in the availability of technology in telecommunications for cellular phone plans the Finnish society. According to World Bank figures, Finland is the country with the highest Internet penetration in the European Union, to 1116.78 users with access to the global network for every 10,000 inhabitants (the average prevailing in the European Union is only 295.48 users to July 1999), while there are 554 telephone lines per 1,000 cell phones inhabitants cellular phones (compared with 428.71 lines in Europe wireless phones has the EU average) and there were 349.2 personal computers per 1,000 people (in the candy bar phone European Union average computers plans is 237.4).
In the seventies, the Finnish authorities in the telecommunications sector, had Verizon cell phones passed a law slider phone similar to the one established in Sweden, to establish mobile phones in cars, cell phones which would be connected to the public network. LG In the following months, the other Nordic Nokia countries have developed similar initiatives, particularly the recognition that the telecommunications systems of every country was not connected with the other. There was no roaming as it is known today, and then come to the conclusion that it would be HTC necessary to develop a network with common standards like. So, in 1981 national service Nordic mobile telephone use 450 Mhz and that was the first in the world to establish a cellular telephone among various countries, and that was very successful. During this decade, other European countries and the rest of the world followed the footsteps of the Nordic countries, while Nokia already supplying mobile phones with other standards in Germany, France, Italy and the United Kingdom.
In 1982, Nokia cellular providers Group, the first cellular mobile telephone system, called the Senator. The demand for this product grew and it was necessary to create switches, transmission equipment and base stations to ensure their operations. The specifications of the new standards were advertised and tendered in an open international competition.
In 1984 he was introduced to the market Mobira Talkman, the first transportable phone. Had a significant demand free phones in the Nordic markets and led to Nokia to have new clients, including Americans and Britons. The need to phone for easier handling and transportation cellular coverage resulted in technological innovations that were very visible in the size and weight thereof. Thus, for example, while the Senator launched in 1982 weighed 9.8 kilograms, the Talkman Mobira weighed less than 5 kg, ie, in a period of two years be able to reduce the weight of the phone in half.
In 1987, Nokia introduced a new model, the Mobira Citymar weighing 800 grams with battery. Ten years later, when Samsung he was introduced to international markets the Nokia 3110, it weighed just 146 grams with battery and everything.
The cost of mobile phones have also fallen. The Mobira Citymar had a Motorola price in 1987 of 24,000 Finnish marks (about Verizon 3 726 dollars). Despite the high cost, demand was so high that customers literally snatched the product suppliers.