Thursday, June 2, 2005

Ericsson Acquires NetSpira to Strengthen Mobile Data Offering

Ericsson acquired NetSpira Networks, a start-up software developer based in Spain, for an undisclosed sum. NetSpira's technology enables content and event-based charging and control with minimal impact on network operators' infrastructure. NetSpira's Enhanced Control Solution (ECS) is already being used commercially by EURtel Praha in the Czech Republic, Pannon in Hungary, Virgin Mobile in the US, Vodafone in Spain, MobileOne in Singapore, Telefonica Moviles in Spain and Optimus in Portugal, along with other prominent operators in the Americas and Asia Pacific.

Ericsson said NetSpira's technology will be integrated into its Gateway GPRS Support Node and mobile data offerings, enabling operators to provide easily understandable charging for services such as Java downloads, web access and MMS.

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