Ericsson awarded MMS contract by Estonian EMT

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Ericsson has been selected by Estonian operator EMT to supply its MMS Solution. The solution includes MMS Center, mobile data gateways, and a range of support services. The contract also contains integration of key elements into the existing mobile network, supplied by Ericsson. EMT will launch its MMS services in summer 2003.
"We have chosen Ericsson as our vendor considering both commercial and technical aspects, and because of Ericsson's leading position in the MMS market. We have always had a very good co-operation with Ericsson," says Tõnu Grünberg, EMT Executive Vice President in charge of Development and Technology.

The Ericsson solution will increase traffic in EMT's GPRS networks and opens up opportunities for a series of new, advanced services on the Estonian telecommunications market. With the Ericsson MMS solution, EMT customers can exchange multimedia messages containing text, graphics, images, voice and audio clips with MMS-capable phones.

"This agreement confirms Ericsson's ability to drive the MMS market and the trust shown in our MMS solution. It is a privilege to make this step on the Estonian market together with EMT, and we look forward to continuing our very close and constructive business relation," says Veiko Sepp, President of Ericsson Estonia.

Ericsson is the clear leader in MMS infrastructure with more than 43 commercial MMS agreements and more than 90 trials at customer sites and through Mobility World. We have more than 40 percent of all MMS contracts with over 50 percent of subscribers worldwide. Ericsson has been awarded MMS contracts in all major markets.

Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.
About EMT
EMT is the largest and most experienced mobile communications operator in Estonia with a leading position measured by number of customers, financial indicators, development of coverage and size of networks, diversity of services and potential of value-added services. EMT is recognized for its leading edge innovative business activities: the company was the first in Estonia to launch GPRS services and one of the first in Europe to offer a wide range of Mobile Internet services, mobile parking and location based services.