Rajeev Suri receives Marco Polo award for Nokia`s

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Rajeev Suri receives Marco Polo award for advancing China’s development
through Nokia’s technology
The China Association for International Exchange of Personnel (CAIEP) recognizes Nokia’s
efforts to globalize and commercialize TD-LTE technology over the last 17 years.
Beijing, China - 10 April 2015
Nokia President and CEO Rajeev Suri has received the Marco Polo award, the highest
honor accorded to a non-Chinese citizen, for Nokia’s longstanding contribution
towards the development of the country’s economy, technology and culture. The
award, presented by Zhang Jianguo, General Secretary of the CAIEP, recognizes the
company’s pioneering efforts in driving the global development of TD-LTE and
facilitating the creation of a rich, worldwide ecosystem and supply chain in China.
With the award, Suri joins a list of global luminaries who have received this prestigious state
honor, including former US President George H. W. Bush; the former CEO of Ford, Alex
Trotman; and Ralph Larsen, former CEO of Johnson & Johnson.
Nokia’s key achievements at a glance:
 Nokia was the first international company that strongly promoted TD-SCDMA and TDLTE as global standards in 1998. Since then, the company has built a full value chain for
this technology in China - including product management, research and development,
manufacturing, logistics, global marketing and sales and services.
 With a workforce comprised of 3,000 technology experts, Nokia’s global R&D
headquarters for TD-LTE and related technology in Hangzhou provides services to more
than 100 operators and terminal manufacturers across the world.
 To date, the company has 47 commercial TD-LTE networks in six continents.
 This technology standard has proven particularly important to Chinese operators,
ecosystem partners, and subscribers - resulting in in Nokia Networks' Markus Borchert
being honored with the People’s Republic of China Friendship Award in 2014.
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Zhang Jianguo, General Secretary of the CAIEP, said: “This award is a token of our
gratitude and appreciation for Rajeev Suri, and the Nokia team, for becoming one of China’s
key partners in progress. We truly honor the company’s contributions as a crucial building
block in the country’s economic and technological development, with the hope that this
partnership will become stronger in the future.”
Rajeev Suri, President and CEO of Nokia, said: “Nokia has been in China since 1982,
and, as a pioneer in telecommunications, we are proud of our role in the country’s rise to
become a leader of the global economy. This award recognizes our innovation force behind
TD-LTE and our hard work in the country, and will spur us on to do even greater things in the
days to come. We are especially inspired by the Chinese government’s Internet Plus
strategy, which is very much aligned with our vision of a Programmable World.”
Please click here to download a photo of the award ceremony.
Did you know?
Amongst recent achievements, Nokia has won the People’s Republic of China Friendship
Award and the Outstanding Contribution to TD Technology Award. China Mobile, the world’s
largest wireless operator, recognized Nokia as its largest non-Chinese 4G network vendor.
The company also ranked Nokia as a leader in the quality assessment of its commercial TDLTE network.
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About China Association for International Exchange of Personnel
The China Association for International Exchange of Personnel (CAIEP) is a nationwide
government-sponsored institution engaged in the international exchange of specialized
technical and managerial personnel. CAIEP's main tasks are to invite foreign experts to work
in China, designate Chinese managerial and technical personnel to go abroad for practical
training, assist Chinese and foreign organizations in developing friendly exchange and
business relations, and arrange for foreign friends to engage in research, training, and study
in China. The aim of the Association is to promote exchange and cooperation between
China and other nations in the fields of industry, agriculture, finance, science and
technology, education, medicine, and culture through the international exchange of
personnel. These goals contribute to China's reform, opening to the world, and
modernization, and to the advancement of human civilization in general.
Zhang Jinfu, former State Councilor, is the current Chairman of CAIEP. Members of the
Board of Directors are responsible members of various ministries and related organizations.
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