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Tieto enters the Chinese operator market with a solution to China Mobile


Tieto has provided consulting services for China Mobile’s online application store called Mobile Market. The delivery includes the technical solution regarding how to encapsulate China Mobile’s network-end capabilities into the Symbian/S60 client-end and a demo that verifies its feasibility. The solution forms a base for China Mobile to further explore the development of its proprietary Software Development Kit. The deal is a significant opening for Tieto into the Chinese marketplace, and it further strengthens the company’s position as a major services and software partner in the Symbian Foundation.

China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile operator with about 500 million subscribers. Mobile Market is a mobile application store for mobile subscribers, who can preview, purchase and download applications online from both web and WAP portals.

This project has required a deep understanding of Symbian/S60 UI frameworks and application development, as well as knowledge on a wide range of development techniques, such as Symbian client/server, SDK authentication and network management and data interaction techniques. Tieto is a member of Symbian Foundation .

Pekka Viljakainen, head of Tieto International concludes by saying: “This project combines Tieto’s telecom R&D and ICT knowledge in a way, which is adding value to one of the world’s most demanding customers - China Mobile. Our aim is to introduce new services that will help Chinese enterprises to increase their productivity with advanced usage of IT and R&D innovations. To make this happen, we are increasing substantially our investments in the People’s Republic of China.”

Tieto is an IT service company providing IT, R&D and consulting services. With approximately 16 000 experts, we are among the leading IT service companies in Northern Europe and the global leader in selected segments. We specialize in areas where we have the deepest understanding of our customers’ businesses and needs. Our superior customer centricity and Nordic expertise set us apart from our competitors.

China Mobile
As the leading mobile telecommunication operator in China, China Mobile provides mobile voice and data services as well as other related services in all 31 provinces, autonomous regions and directly-administered municipalities in mainland China, in addition, it is one of the major mobile telecommunication operators in Hong Kong. As of July 31, 2009, the number of users reached approximately 500 million, ranking number one in the world.


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