Just five months after the first Motorola-enabled WAP trial in Russia, Mobile TeleSystems JSC (MTS), Russia's leading global system for mobile communications (GSM) wireless phone operator, and Motorola, Inc., (NYSE:MOT) have reached another milestone in bringing the Internet to wireless by achieving the first General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) end-to-end mobile data calls in Russia during the annual Sviaz-Expocomm trade show.
Motorola's GPRS capable handsets linked via infrared ports to computers were used to browse the Internet, receive and send emails, participate in chat sessions and download data using file transfer protocol (FTP). Additionally, the phones were tested in WAP over GPRS mode, bringing Internet content directly to the phone. GPRS mode allows the phone to operate in voice or data mode, without disrupting calls or data transmission.
Motorola's GPRS solution represents Phase 1 of Motorola's Aspira(TM) communications architecture, which combines voice, data and multimedia into one broadband IP-based network. This total end-to-end network solution encompasses transport networks, applications, services and endpoint devices.
"We are delighted to be the enabling partner in MTS's achievement of another technological breakthrough on the way to the wireless networks of tomorrow," said Gene
O'Rourke, vice president and general manager EMEA for Motorola's Network Solutions Sector (NSS). "The WAP and WAP over GPRS trials successfully conducted in the world's largest country, place Russia at the forefront of the wireless technology," said O'Rourke.
"MTS is the leader in implementing the most modern cellular communication technologies," said Shagit Reznikov, director of Advanced Technologies and Services Department at MTS. "With mobile access to the Internet our customers are always in the know and get an additional competitive advantage in their business," said Reznikov.
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