Desk Report :: Motorola wants to build a mobile phone factory in the country this year. The ‘factory setup’ will be done by next June. Then the final announcement of mobile production will come. Earlier, senior Motorola officials from India and China will visit Bangladesh and hold meetings with the government to verify the situation. But everything depends on the situation being normal. Motorola wants to go into mobile production in Bangladesh even sooner if the Corona situation becomes normal in a very short time.
This information has come to light from the sources of Selextra Limited, the national partner of Motorola Mobile in the country.
Celestra’s managing director Shakib Arafat told the Bengali Tribune, “We will open the factory this year. But everything depends on whether the situation is favorable. He said that special priority will be given to smartphones at the beginning of production. Before that, they want to strengthen their position in the smartphone market. After smartphones, they will go into feature phone production. Noting that the demand for feature phones will never end, he said, “The feature phone market is still 60 per cent of the total mobile phone market. We want to give special importance to this huge market.
Shakib Arafat said that if factories are opened in the country, they also want to make smartphones below Tk 10,000. However, before that, they want to launch smartphones in the segment of Rs 10,000. Motorola wants to meet the demand of domestic buyers with its factory-made phones.
It is learned that Motorola will directly invest in the factory and the Bangladeshi company will be a joint venture. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. They said Selextra Limited would apply for allotment of space for the factory at Bangabandhu Hi-Tech City in Kaliakair, Gazipur. Plans are being sorted out on the subject. Applications will also be made to the telecommunications regulator BTRC for setting up a factory.
Prashant Mani, managing director of Motorola Mobility’s SAARC countries, hinted at setting up a Motorola factory in Bangladesh in a video message at an event hosted by Motorola on December 9. At that time he also told about his plan. The matter was clarified by the Managing Director of Celextra Limited. He said there are also plans to make Motorola flagship phones in the country’s factories. Later, they also have plans to set up factories for mobile accessories, Motorola TVs, refrigerators, etc. in phases. After a break of 10 years, Motorola has come to Bangladesh again. The company has already released several models of smartphones. The company is also marketing lifestyle products. These include Bluetooth headphones, Bluetooth speakers, wired headphones suitable for children, etc.
The BTRC chairman told reporters working in the telecom sector on Thursday (January 6th) that there are currently 12 mobile factories in the country. Mobile is being made in almost all of them. As such, Motorola may be the 13th mobile phone manufacturer.
Incidentally, among the famous mobile brands, Huawei, Xiaomi and Nokia do not have any mobile factories in the country.
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