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Nokia provides Push-to-Talk service to mobilkom austria

Espoo, Finland – Nokia and Austrian mobile operator mobilkom austria have signed an agreement for the delivery of a Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) network solution. The deal includes the provision of PoC services, with Nokia to operate the PoC platform. The service is commercially available for mobilkom austria customers in Austria.

With push to talk, people can use their mobile phones like walkie-talkies, communicating with a selected group or with individuals at the push of a button. Both business and private users can benefit from this simple, direct communication. Push to talk is especially suited for cases where users need to communicate occasionally but repeatedly with the same group or individual.

“mobilkom austria is the innovation leader in Central and Southeast Europe. We introduced push to talk as it adds value for specific customer segments. We have selected Nokia as the partner for push to talk as it offers the strongest pre-OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) solution,” said Dr. Boris Nemsic, CEO mobilkom austria and COO Wireless Telekom Austria.

“We are pleased that mobilkom austria group has selected Nokia as the provider of the push to talk service,” said Henrik Sund, VP, Managed Services, Nokia Networks. “Nokia is transforming itself into a service-driven company and this agreement with hosting and operations of the PoC platform confirms that we are a strong partner in this field.”

The deal underlines Nokia’s industry leadership in PoC for GSM, with 38 commercial network deals to date, 17 systems in commercial use, and 19 GSM PoC handsets on the market, including the world’s first. Thanks to Nokia’s capabilities and know-how, mobilkom austria can take the PoC service faster from concept to mass market and contain the costs of implementation. To ensure success, Nokia leverages all its unique experience from terminals, knowledge of consumer behavior and systems integration.

In helping operators to get more from their networks and services, Nokia can draw on its over 15-year track record of supplying and operating networks and its extensive practical experience of implementing mobile services for operators. Nokia has contracted managed services with 35 clients in 28 countries, and has provided operating services for over 20 operators globally. Furthermore, Nokia has over 70 contracts for service management, making us a leader in this growing market. Nokia NetAct(TM), the unique network and service management system, has been delivered to over 300 customers worldwide. Services currently comprise about one-third of the Networks business group’s headcount and over a quarter of its business.

About mobilkom
With nearly 3.3 million customers and a market share of 41%, mobilkom austria is Austria’s leading mobile operator. The company, headquartered in Vienna, has roughly 2,300 employees and generated revenues of EUR 1,678.7 million in the 2004 business year. The company is wholly owned by Telekom Austria, which is listed on the Vienna and New York stock exchanges. mobilkom austria has set itself the goal of offering innovative services that give people more time and quality of life. mobilkom austria’s innovation leadership is marked by two technological milestones: Europe’s first national UMTS network was launched in September 2002, and commercial value-added services started in April 2003. The success of mobilkom austria extends beyond Austria’s borders. The mobilkom austria group is represented in Central and Eastern Europe and includes mobilkom austria, VIPnet in Croatia, Si.mobil in Slovenia, mobilkom Liechtenstein and Mobiltel in Bulgaria.

About Nokia
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.

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