Eastern Europe and Russia's largest mobile operator MTS (Mobile TeleSystems) is set to launch advanced mobile services with the Nokia mobile Multimedia Messaging Solution (MMS) in the Russian regions of Kuban (Krasnodar), North-West (St.Petersburg) and Siberia (Novosibirsk).
With the Nokia MMS solution, MTS' customers will be able to use MMS-capable phones to exchange rich multimedia messages containing text, images, graphics, voice, and audio clips. The Nokia Multimedia Terminal Gateway allows users of non-MMS phones to also enjoy MMS service.
"Demand for advanced mobile services is booming in Russia and MTS is committed to bring its customers the very latest and innovative services," says Mikhail Khanov, MTS Research and Development
"Nokia's proven track record on the MMS solution and their commitment played a major role in our decision. As our key technology partner,
Nokia understood our needs well and they could deliver, implement and support our MMS platform quickly and effectively," adds Mikhail Khanov.
"This is the first project between MTS and Nokia in Russia. We are looking forward to a long and successful cooperation with MTS and we are pleased to be supplying this advanced solution for new services and applications to satisfy the requirements of MTS' rapidly growing number of subscribers," says Jonathan Sparrow, General Director, Nokia Networks, Russia.
Under the agreement, MTS will use Nokia's market-leading end-to-end solution, including the Nokia Multimedia Messaging Service Center
(MMSC), the Nokia Multimedia Terminal Gateway and the Nokia Profile Server to provide person-to-person MMS service to its customers.
Also included in the deal are installation and commissioning services, project management, onsite support and care services to keep the network running at peak performance.
Nokia has among the wireless industry's most extensive track record in MMS with over 50 customers to date and an ever-growing number of
launched systems, making multimedia messaging a reality for today's mobile consumers.