Thursday, November 18, 2004

Telefonica Moviles Mexico Launch Movistar "Contacto Directo"

Telefonica Moviles Mexico, a subsidiary of Grupo Telefonica Moviles, has launched MoviStar Contacto Directo; a new service which allows use of PoC (Push to Talk over Cellular) technology over the Telefonica MoviStar GSM/GPRS network. Nokia is providing its complete network infrastructure solution for PoC and Presence required to launch this new service.

MoviStar Contacto Directo is targeted to the business user who requires fast and constant communications with work teams. This service allows establishing half-duplex voice links i.e. one speaks and the other listens, either for groups or one to one communication between individual users at the touch of a button. It also has enhanced Presence capability, which allows the user to know the status of the phone of the person being called: active, inactive, busy, unavailable, among others; this facilitates smoother communication between users. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Nokia said it now has more than 30 operator trials ongoing and commercial contracts with 20 operators for its Push to talk over Cellular solution.


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