Nokia provides hosted mobile email to Wind in Italy
Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email selected as the mobility platform for Italian operator’s email offering
February 06, 2007 - Espoo, Finland - Nokia and Italian operator, Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A. (Wind), have signed a contract that will see Nokia integrate a customized remote mobile email platform into the operator’s network and host the commercial service. The hosting model allows Wind to focus on marketing and developing its customer relationship while Nokia takes care of mobile email operations and service availability.
The service, branded as Leonardo Mail and Leonardo WEB Mail, is based on Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email solution and provides mobile email, attachment handling, calendar, contacts and tasks to Wind enterprise customers.
“Our strategy is to provide innovative services to our customers and Nokia’s hosted mobile email solution allows us to do exactly that,” says Maximo Ibarra, Marketing Mobile Director, Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A. “We will provide Leonardo services to our enterprise customers and are confident that this cooperation with a reliable supplier like Nokia will further strengthen Wind’s competitive position in the Italian market.”
“We are pleased to support Wind in bringing new services to the market,” says Roberto Bagnoli, Account Director, Networks, Nokia. “Nokia’s common platforms and integration services allow us to help the operator to bring new services to the market faster, while Nokia Mobility Hosting ensures that the operator benefits from lower up-front CAPEX and risk exposure.”
Nokia Services boasts a broad business solution portfolio that gives operators the best tools to increase their efficiency and differentiate their offerings, with close to 20 years of experience in the field. Managed Services, including Mobility Hosting, and Consulting & Integration are the main growth areas of Nokia’s Services business unit. Nokia is a major player in the Managed Services and Mobility Hosting business with close to 60 contracts globally.
Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email provides operators with a range of email solutions that spans virtually all market segments, from basic consumer email to a sophisticated, enterprise-class mobile email server for large groupware environments. The sophistication of the solution gives operators the ability to evolve into true mobile solution providers.
Founded in 1997, Wind Telecomunicazioni SpA is one of the few European telecom operators, which offers integrated fixed, mobile and Internet services. In Italy, Wind is the third mobile operator with a market share of over 19% and 14.5 million subscribers, and the first alternative fixed operator with 1 million unbundled local loop customers. Wind’s Libero is the first Italian Internet Portal and the company is among the major Italian Internet Service providers.
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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