|Nokia and China's Guangdon MCC trial PTT services over GSM/GPRS|
Posted: 28-May-2004 [Source: Nokia]
[Guangdong MCC demonstrated Nokia's PTT over Cellular technology at World Telecom Day with plans for the Chinese carrier to launch the service the second half of this year.]
Helsinki -- Guangdong MCC demonstrated Nokia's Push to talk over Cellular technology to the public at World Telecom Day on May 17. Following the initial service trials, Guangdong MCC will undertake market trials, where its lead customers will trial push to talk with Nokia terminals over Nokia Push to talk over Cellular infrastructure. Guangdong MCC intends to launch push to talk commercially in the second half of this year.
With push to talk, mobile phone users can use their mobiles like walkie- talkies, communicating with a selected group or an individual with the push of a single button. The service is a new direct method for instant one-on-one or one-to-group communications.
Guangdong MCC serves over 30 million mobile subscribers in southern China's Guangdong province.
Nokia launched the world's first push to talk capable GSM phone, the Nokia 5140, in November 2003. During 2004, Nokia will introduce a full range of push to talk capable GSM phones, including Symbian OS based smart phones. From 2005 onwards, push to talk will become available for virtually all Nokia GPRS/WCDMA phones.
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