Nokia wins a Unified Device Management solution deal with Elisa
May 16, 2006
Espoo, Finland - Nokia has won a unified device management contract with the Finnish ICT company Elisa. The new Nokia Unified Device Management solution complements Elisa’s existing device management offering by enabling Elisa to provide device management services remotely for their corporate customers.
Today, mobile devices support advanced services such as multimedia messaging, mobile email and calendar synchronization, which can be accessed only when the device is configured with the correct settings.
Nokia Unified Device Management Solution not only simplifies the configuration process, but now also enables Elisa to remotely install, update and remove software from the mobile devices reducing the need for manual work, which is costly and time-consuming. It also makes it possible to backup critical data and restore it later. Nokia Unified Device Management Solution is fully multivendor capable, supporting currently over 800 different handset models. The number of supported models is growing rapidly.
This is Nokia’s first deal with focus on device management for corporate customers. Nokia is providing Elisa with a complete solution, based on Elisa’s existing Nokia Terminal Management Server (NTMS) and Nokia’s Intellisync Device Management providing enterprise services. NTMS enables Elisa to send and update mobile settings over-the-air. Nokia customizes the solution for Elisa and integrates it to Elisa’s existing system. Nokia will also provide care services for the solution.
“Nokia’s Unified Device Management solution is a strategically important investment that will help us to strengthen Elisa’s position as a provider of productivity services to business customers. In addition to services for mobile work, such as mobile e-mail, we can also offer outsourced terminals and their management services to ensure excellent end-user experience, control and security,” says Anssi Okkonen, Vice President, Service Offering, Elisa.
“Device management has become a business critical function for enterprises deploying mobile solutions, so there is tremendous potential for operators in the device management business,” says Jyrki Holmala, Vice President, Networks, Nokia. “This deal highlights Nokia’s unique position, where we can provide device management solutions that benefit from Nokia’s end-to-end understanding from terminals to enterprise and network solutions, and services.”
Nokia provides a full range of support and services to help operators differentiate and innovate their mobile offerings, with close to 20 years’ experience in the field. Nokia leads the service management market with over 80 clients globally.
Elisa Corporation is a leading Finnish telecommunications company offering private and corporate customers a comprehensive range of telecommunications services, including voice and data services, connections to the Internet and content services, customised communications and ICT solutions and network operator services. Elisa provides international services in association with its partners, Vodafone and Telenor.
Elisa Corporation is listed on the Helsinki Exchanges, and its revenue in 2005 amounted to 1.34 billion euros. Elisa has over 1.3 million fixed network subscriptions, of which approximately 460,000 are broadband subscriptions. As a broadband provider, Elisa is the market leader in Finland. The company’s mobile network holds approximately 2 million subscriptions. The company has approximately 4,300 employees.
Saunalahti Group Oyj is a subsidiary of Elisa that offers Internet and telecommunications services to consumers under the Saunalahti name and to corporate customers under the name EUnet Finland.
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.
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