|Pannon selects Nokia to supply its MMS Solution|
Posted: 15-Aug-2002 [Source: Nokia press release]
[Hungary's Pannon selects Nokia's end-to-end MMS solution for its GSM network.]
Hungarian mobile operator Pannon GSM has signed an agreement with Nokia for the supply of a complete end-to-end multimedia messaging
(MMS) system for Pannon GSM's network
The Nokia MMS solution gives mobile subscribers with MMS phones the ability to send and receive text, images, graphics and sound blended
into a single rich message. MMS-capable phones can also send multimedia messages directly to any e-mail address.
"Pannon GSM is happy to further strengthen our co-operation with Nokia. We believe that MMS will enable Pannon GSM to offer the new,
modern multimedia services as well " says Bjorn Flakstad CEO of Pannon GSM.
"We are delighted to deliver Nokia MMS solution to Pannon GSM. With the Nokia MMS Pannon GSM's customers will benefit from the latest
products and services that are taking us nearest ever to the next generation of mobile communications," says Thomas Hegberg, Senior
Account Manager, Nokia Networks in Hungary.
Within the industry, Nokia has the longest and most extensive experience in MMS, having piloted commercial systems since the third quarter of 2001 and has delivered an MMS solution since December 2001. Nokia's other MMS milestones include the world's first-ever MMS roaming and interconnection demonstrated in February 2002.
Pannon GSM Rt. is a mobile telecommunications operator in Hungary, headquartered in Budapest. The company offers high quality GSM voice
and data communication services in 900 and 1800 MHz frequency. The network is accessible in 99% of the territory of Hungary. The company
has more then 219 roaming partners in 87 countries on 5 continents. The company's revenue in 2001 was above 132,8 billion HUF. On the 31th of July 2002 the company had 2.313.000 subscribers, the number of staff exceeded the figure of 1600. Pannon GSM's share of the Hungarian GSM market, which is shared by 3 players is about 40%.
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