NOKIA PRESS RELEASE October 3, 2005
T-Mobile Hungary launches push to talk over GSM and 3G with Nokia solution
Espoo, Finland – T-Mobile has commercially launched Hungary’s first push to talk service, using a Nokia solution. The service is available in T-Mobile Hungary’s 2G and 3G networks.
With push to talk, people can use their mobile phones like walkie-talkies, communicating with a selected group or with individuals at the push of a button. Both business and private users can benefit from this simple, direct communication. Push to talk is especially suited for cases where users need to communicate occasionally but repeatedly with the same group or individual.
"We are pleased that T-Mobile Hungary has selected Nokia as the provider of its push to talk service," said Robin Lindahl, Vice President, Nokia Networks. "In providing the Nokia Push to talk solution to T-Mobile Hungary, we are showing our commitment to introducing new services over 3G as well as GSM, and strengthening our position as a leader in push to talk worldwide."
The deal is part of an international frame agreement, signed in 2004, under which T-Mobile International, one of the leading mobile communication operators worldwide, has chosen the Nokia Push to talk over Cellular (PoC) network solution.
Nokia’s end-to-end push to talk solution offers a full feature set, and it will be compliant with the upcoming OMA standard. Nokia’s solution is compatible with the IP multimedia subsystem as standardized in 3GPP, and it will be capable of supporting various push-to-media, such as video. With 39 commercial contracts with GSM operators, and more than 30 operator trials ongoing, Nokia is leading the market for Push to talk over Cellular in GSM.
About T-Mobile Hungary
T-Mobile Hungary Telecommunication Company Ltd. – as a market leader with its 4 million subscribers – provides quality GSM services at frequencies 900 and 1800 MHz throughout Hungary. The company won a 15-year UMTS licence granted by the National Communications Authority. The company was the first in Hungary to launch commercial 3G services, such as video-phoning. T-Mobile Hungary offers unique and leading-edge solutions for its subscribers, as the leading provider in the field of innovation. The company is committed towards multimedia, which was shown on 18 April 2002, when T-Mobile Hungary was the first GSM operator in the world to launch overall commercial MMS services. The company was also the first to enable Mobile Banking in Europe; and WAP, GPRS and Mobile Office in Hungary. T-Mobile Hungary is a member of Magyar Telekom Group.
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