E-mail and Internet rank at the top when companies choose 3G services

E-mail and Internet rank at the top when companies choose 3G services The possibility to use e-mail and connect to the Internet and corporate intranet are ranked at the top when companies choose their preferred 3G services. It is important that services are user-friendly, that they work smoothly without disruption, and that they make work easier for employees. However, other 3G features like video call and the possibility to send pictures and audio files still seem to be less attractive to enterprises. These are some of the findings from a survey on 3G services that Telia commissioned recently. 70 percent of the people in the survey stated that it was important to be able to connect to the Internet and the company's intranet. A high percentage, 89 percent, thought that e-mail was the most important 3G service. Video calls were still only interesting to one out of 10 company managers and, for the time being, two out of 10 said that sending pictures and audio files was essential for their particular business or operations. When it comes to choosing a 3G service provider, professional personnel, service and technical know-how were the most criteria for Swedish companies. "We believe a lot in the new communications potential of 3G, not least for the enterprise market. That's why it is pleasing to see that so many companies are already seeing the potential benefits of 3G today," says Marie Ehrling head of TeliaSonera Sweden. The apparent weak interest in video calls can be explained primarily by the fact that it is difficult to build an opinion about a service, or become interested in it, when you have yet to try it. The company Netsurvey carried out the survey for Telia's account during the month of January 2004. More than 300 company managers participated in the survey who work at companies in different parts of Sweden. For further information journalists can contact: Ola Kallemur Head of External Communications TeliaSonera Sweden +46-(0)70-600 12 59 or TeliaSonera´s Press Service, +46-(0)8-713 58 30 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2004/02/25/20040225BIT00350/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2004/02/25/20040225BIT00350/wkr0002.pdf

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