Tecnomen Corporation PRESS RELEASE 31 October 2003
TECNOMEN TO DELIVER MESSAGING SYSTEM TO MTC-VODAFONE IN BAHRAIN
Tecnomen has been selected by Siemens Mobile Networks to deliver a new
messaging system to MTC-Vodafone (MTC-V), new and second GSM network
operator in Bahrain. Under the contract, Tecnomen is to supply a voice
mail system and a unified messaging system.
This latest messaging system will provide such messaging features as
unified messaging, wireless email, several voice mail services and an
integrated SMSC. It will also feature an email reader to allow
subscribers to listen to their emails; and Tecnomen Greeting Centre
which supports subscribers in managing and personalising multiple
Tecnomen has a long history and strong position in the Middle Eastern
market. Tecnomen and the MTC Group of Companies have worked together
since 1996, when Tecnomen first supplied a messaging system to MTC in
Kuwait. Tecnomens co-operation with the company has continued for
several years, following the development of the latest messaging
technologies. Increased competition for subscribers means that
operators must be able to provide new and innovative services to their
"Tecnomen has built a solid reputation upon its vast experience in the
development and delivery of messaging systems," says Mr. Essam Zainal,
Value-Added Services Manager, MTC-Vodafone (Bahrain). "Tecnomen is
able to provide us with a system that matches all of our
specifications. With Tecnomens advanced messaging, MTC Vodafones
customers in Bahrain will be able to benefit further from the
additional features which will make communicating easier, meet market
requirements and fulfil our customers needs. This in turn will enable
us to increase our competitive advantage and attract new customers."
"This new contract affirms and strengthens our co-operation with
Siemens Mobile Networks which is based on the successful customer
projects we have delivered together. An essential element is
Tecnomens local expertise and ability to offer domestic services,"
says Matti Kakko, Director, Tecnomen Middle East and Africa.
Tecnomen Messaging is a modular service solution that addresses all
aspects of today's messaging needs and provides a solid framework for
meeting future needs with the most advanced technology available. With
Tecnomen Messaging, operators and service providers can build suitable
combinations of services to respond to the needs of their market
segments and target groups.
For more information contact
Matti Kakko, Director, Tecnomen Middle East & Africa,
tel. +971 4 883 8268 or
Hala Suleiman, PR Manager for MTC-Vodafone Bahrain,
tel. +973 9337167
Tecnomen develops value-added service systems for teleoperators and
service providers. The company is one of the world's leading suppliers
of messaging systems. Tecnomen has a strong market position in prepaid
systems and intelligent network components, and is the market leader
in paging systems. Tecnomen markets its products and services through
its own worldwide organisation, as well as through global and local
partners. The company operates in 10 locations worldwide and has
supplied its products to customers in over 40 countries. Tecnomen has
around 450 employees and its shares are quoted on the Helsinki
Exchanges. This year Tecnomen celebrates its 25th anniversary. For
more information on Tecnomen visit www.tecnomen.com.
Mobile Telecommunications Company was founded in 1983 and is proud to
celebrate its 20th anniversary. The company pioneered mobile and
paging services in Kuwait, starting with the ETACS system and the dual-
band GSM 900/1800 MHz.
In September 2002, MTC entered into a strategic partnership agreement
with Vodafone, the world's largest mobile community. The agreement
was the first of its kind in the Middle East and has been followed
closely with an agreement to work as a network partner on the second
GSM license in Bahrain. MTC-Vodafone Bahrain will commence as a
service by the end of December 2003.
The Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group (Siemens
mobile) offers a complete range of mobile solutions including mobile
devices, infrastructure and applications. Devices include mobile
phones, wireless modules, mobile organizers and cordless phones as
well as products for wireless home networks. The infrastructure
portfolio includes GSM, GPRS and 3G mobile network technologies from
base stations and switching systems to intelligent networks, e.g. for
prepaid services. Mobile Applications cover end-to-end solutions for
Messaging, Location Based Services or Mobile Payment. For fiscal 2002
(September 30), Siemens mobile recorded sales of 11 billion and
employed approximately 28,600 people worldwide.
Tecnotree is a global provider of IT solutions for the management of services, products, customers and revenue for Communications Service Providers. Tecnotree helps customers to monetise and transform their business towards a marketplace of digital services. Together with its customers, Tecnotree empowers people to self-serve, engage and take control of their own digital life.
Tecnotree is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (TEM1V). For more information, please visit www.tecnotree.com.