Fujian Mobile Communications of China has chosen Nokia's Push to Talk over Cellular (PoC) platform to provide a new, instant communication service to enterprises in Fujian province, and plans to later expand the service to consumers.
The deal underlines Nokia's strength in the dynamic Chinese mobile market, as well as its leadership in Push to Talk technology. To date Nokia has over 45 PoC references globally.
In addition to the PoC platform, the contract includes Systems Integration (SI) services to Fujian MCC's provisioning and billing platforms. Nokia SI services integrate complex service platforms and related IT systems to work as a one seamless entity in the customer environment.
"We are pleased to continue our good cooperation with Fujian MCC and support them in getting the most out of their network resources," says James Lin, Vice President, Networks, Nokia China. "The Nokia PoC service attracts new subscribers, and can help operators increase their average revenue per user."
Nokia's PoC solution offers a direct one-to-one and one-to-many voice communication service in cellular networks. The 'always on' connection offers a direct and convenient voice connection with the press of a button. Nokia's end-to-end PoC solution will be compliant with the OMA standard. The Nokia PoC solution is compatible with the IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) as standardized in 3GPP.
Nokia has been the main GSM network supplier of Fujian MCC since 1995. Over the years, Fujian MCC has been piloting many new mobile services including China's first GPRS commercial trial network and China's first mobile multimedia service trial network using Nokia mobile solutions.