The Norwegian mobile operator, NetCom, has signed an agreement with
General Wireless, covering corporate SMS-services. The agreement covers
General Wireless' product "SMS Executive", which easily enables SMS
messages to be sent from MS-Outlook and Lotus Notes e-mail programs.
The NetCom offering to its corporate customers, that is launched on
January 13, is named "NetCom SMS Bedrift". Netcom will supply the SMS
Executive program to its customers, and customers are paying for the SMS
messages being sent.
"NetCom, which is known to be an innovative operator, is our
first mobile operator-customer outside Sweden, and we are confident that
the cooperation will be successful for both parties", said Anders
Hardebring, CEO at General Wireless.
"NetCom want to offer products and solutions with a great value for
our corporate customers, so we are happy to offer the General Wireless'
product to the Norwegian market", said Simen Skou, product manager
corporate solutions at NetCom.
With SMS Executive, a "New SMS" button is added in the Outlook toolbar
and it is easy to use existing contacts and distribution lists in
Outlook and Exchange to send SMS messages. The user can also receive SMS
reminders from calendar appointments and high priority emails.
NetCom is 100 % owned by TeliaSonera and is the second largest mobile
operator in Norway with around 1 million subscribers.
Anders Hardebring, CEO Simen Skou, Product Manager
General Wireless NetCom AS
Fax: +46 8 402 15 61
Mobile: +46 70 591 06 14 +47 930 62 930
Web: www.generalwireless.se www.netcom.no
About General Wireless
General Wireless is a provider of mobile messaging solutions based on
existing and future standards (SMS, EMS, MMS) to leading mobile
operators and enterprises worldwide. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden,
General Wireless is a privately held company funded by some of Sweden's
most renowned investors, including Argnor Wireless Ventures.
About NetCom as
NetCom have had a strong and even growth since the telecommonopoly was
broken in 1993. The turnover was 3,7 billion NOK and the profit was 709
million NOK in 2001. NetCom passed 1 million subscribers in August 2002.
The company has 740 employees. TeliaSonera owns 100 % of NetCom.
NetCom's ambition is to be leading in mobile telephony and mobile