Motorola First to Bring Internet to Mobile Users in Hungary: Westel 900 Deploys Nation's First WAP Service in Ten Days Using MIX Platform.
Within ten days of being contacted by Hungarian Mobile operator Westel 900, Motorola (NYSE: MOT) is delivering the Internet to Westel 900 mobile phone users.
The service relies on Motorola's Mobile Internet Exchange(TM) (also known at the MIX(TM) communications platform).
The trial is Hungary's first deployment of Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) which makes it possible for information to be viewed on a phone's display. It will allow mobile users there to access Internet content via popular Internet portals such as Yahoo! and SkyGo.
Westel 900 had been looking for a partner to launch a wireless Internet service in celebration of its sixth anniversary today (October 27). After seeing the WAP-enabled Motorola Timeport(TM) P7389 phone at Geneva Telecom 99 held October 10-17, Westel 900 initiated discussions to begin a trial. The wireless service went into operation within ten days.
"Motorola's strategic focus is on bringing the benefits of the Internet revolution to everyone, regardless of location or access device," said Asif Naseem, general manager, Motorola Europe Internet and Connectivity Solutions Division. "With WAP products, getting to market quickly is a critical concern. Motorola delivers the Internet in the palm of the hand quickly and cost effectively. We are thrilled to help Westel 900 meet its goal of providing this wireless service on its anniversary."
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 1998 were $29.4 billion. Additional information is available at www.motorola.com.
Motorola is a registered trademark, Mobile Internet Exchange, MIX, Timeport, Aspira are trademarks of Motorola, Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
The MIX communications platform is offered by Motorola's Communications Enterprise. The MIX platform enables carriers to use the Internet to provide integrated voice and data capabilities that bring mobile consumers anywhere the information they desire over the device or user interface of their choice. A wireless Internet end-to-end solution, it is a feature server of Motorola's Aspira(TM) architecture. Comprised of servers, gateways, software applications and content, the MIX platform supports a host of software applications. Additional information is available at www.motorola.com/mix.
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|Date:||Oct 27, 1999|
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