CellPoint Inc. (Nasdaq: CLPT; www.cellpt.com) announces the commercial agreement with the mobile division of France Telecom (NYSE: FTE; www.francetelecom.fr).
The Fleet Management service supplied to France Telecom Mobiles in the commercial agreement is based on the Resource Manager(TM) Service from CellPoint(TM). It enables transport, security, service and sales organisations to be more efficient and to increase customer satisfaction by routing their vehicles and personnel more effectively.
The CellPoint technology, which has been tested extensively by France Telecom's Research and Development department for several months, enables France Telecom Mobiles to offer location services using their existing GSM network without doing any upgrades.
Using Standard GSM Phones and the Internet
"The fact that we are using a standard GSM phone with SIM Toolkit support and an Internet connection, something that most companies already have, makes this service suitable for volume sales as never seen before," says Cyrille Mazzella, Sales Director of CellPoint Systems AB. "All companies can now afford to benefit from the advantages of location services in daily work. Security, Information and Messaging services based on mobile location technologies will soon be widely available on the GSM world market where GSM users exceed 290 million already. These new commercial services provide strong leverage for network operators and are secured by CellPoint's leadership position in delivering location-based services that are ready to launch with proven technology."
France Telecom (NYSE: FTE) is one of the world's largest telecommunications companies with operations in 75 countries and revenues of 27.2 billion euros in 1999. France Telecom Mobiles (www.itineris.com) is the mobile division of France Telecom (www.francetelecom.fr), The Itineris GSM Service of France Telecom had a total of 10.9 million subscribers at March 31, 2000. In 1999, the number of subscribers increased 4.5 million, or 81.4 % and grew by 2.5 million in 1998. The success of France Telecom is the result of continued improvements in the quality of the calls on the Itineris network.
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