|Maxis and Motorola Begin PTT Over Cellular (PoC) Trial|
Posted: 17-May-2004 [Source: Motorola]
[Malaysian carrier, Maxis, to trial Motorola's Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) solution with handsets designed to incorporate this feature expected soon.]
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Motorola, Inc.'s Global Telecom Solutions Sector (GTSS) today announced that Maxis has begun a trial of its Push-To-Talk over Cellular (PoC) solution which enables people to connect with one or many users at the push of a button via their mobile phones. Maxis expects to offer PoC service to subscribers in the near future in handsets designed to incorporate this feature.
"This PoC trial is another example of Maxis' commitment to being the first to bring Malaysians the latest innovative and value-added services," said Maxis' Chief Operating Officer Edward Ying. "PoC will prove invaluable to our corporate customers with large and highly mobile teams of people, such as fleet management or logistics companies, as well as those in the service industry. It will also be useful to our non-corporate subscribers for coordinating their social and recreational activities."
Ying also explained that PoC users would not be limited by distance, as they will be connected so long as they are in areas with GPRS network coverage.
Motorola's PoC solution works with both General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) 2000 1X networks. It combines the flexibility of mobile messaging with the ease of use of voice, enabling mobile users to get a voice connection with another user or group of users by simply pushing a button on their handset.
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