Motorola Selected by TeliaSonera for First Commercial Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) System in Denmark
Solution includes Motorola’s standards-compliant network infrastructure with system integration and deployment services to make seamless mobility real
COPENHAGEN, Denmark – July 6, 2006 - Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) has won a contract with TeliaSonera in Denmark to deploy its commercial UMA fixed mobile convergence solution for the operator’s planned UMA service launch in the second half of 2006.
For TeliaSonera’s customers in Denmark, the UMA-based service will offer lower-cost mobile calls with better coverage and higher capacity in the home where WLAN access is present. In addition, users will have a seamless mobile experience when moving in and out of the home using a single device, single number, contacts book, voicemail and bill.
This contract win follows successful trials in 2005 and 2006 with TeliaSonera in Denmark and represents an important step forward in delivering Motorola’s vision of Seamless Mobility. The standards-compliant UMA solution TeliaSonera selected from Motorola for Denmark includes network infrastructure and integration and deployment services. Also in Denmark, TeliaSonera has trialled Motorola’s A910 device and its UMA-based connected home solutions that enable seamless access around the home.
Said Jose Figueroa, corporate vice president, Motorola Inc. and regional manager, Motorola Networks EMEA, “With UMA, TeliaSonera is able to offer subscribers a cost-effective, high quality seamless communication experience. Today’s announcement demonstrates the strength of Motorola’s convergence solutions and expertise, confirming our leadership in Seamless Mobility.”
Jesper Broeckner, President, Telia Denmark said, “TeliaSonera in Denmark has tested the Motorola UMA solution since 2005 and we are very satisfied with the cooperation with Motorola on this project. We are confident about Motorola’s knowledge and are looking forward to launching the first UMA-based services later this year.”
UMA allows operators to use wireless LANs connected to fixed broadband connections as an alternative low-cost radio access network. With the technology users can seamlessly roam from cellular wide area radio access networks to wireless LAN to take advantage of better, higher speed, coverage and lower transport costs. Operators can therefore provide communications that are cost-effective in the home or at hot spots and the wide-area together with the convenience of a single handset with a single number, contacts book, voicemail and one bill. In addition, the delivery of wireless broadband to the mobile device when under WLAN coverage offers the potential to provide new data services for subscribers.
From an operator point of view, UMA provides a number of benefits including:
* The ability to offer integrated fixed and mobile services, thereby increasing the operator’s share of a customer’s total spend by delivering seamless experiences to the users across residential and mobile environments.
* Increase the use of mobile voice and data services in areas of poor network coverage
* Helps to minimize subscriber churn and increase the average revenue per user (ARPU) by providing additional voice and data services utilising a wireless broadband connection to mobile devices.
Motorola’s UMA solution consists of dual-mode UMA compliant handsets, UMA network controllers, service provisioning systems, network integration and value added services. The UMA network controller integrates into the circuit switched core mobile network using existing standard interfaces.
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TeliaSonera is the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and Baltic regions. At the end of December 2005 TeliaSonera had 19,146,000 mobile customers (69,887,000 incl associated companies) and 7,064,000 fixed telephony customers (7,688,000 incl associated companies) and 2,263,000 internet customers (2,331,000 incl associated companies). Outside the home markets TeliaSonera has extensive interests in the growth markets in Russia, Turkey and Eurasia. TeliaSonera is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Net sales January-December 2005 amounted to SEK 87.7 billion. The number of employees was 28,175.
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