Ericsson will supply a total MMS solution including core infrastructure, MMS Center, mobile data gateways and a range of support services to Iceland Telecom. The contract also includes service and integration of key elements in the existing mobile network of the Icelandic operator. Iceland Telecom will launch its MMS services at the beginning of 2003.


"We chose Ericsson as our vendor because of its strong position on the MMS market, both technically and commercially. We have always had a very good co-operation with Ericsson and by choosing Ericsson's MMS solution we will save costs in our competitive networks", says Heidrún Jónsdóttir, head of Iceland Telecom public relations.


"This agreement underlines Ericsson's ability to drive the MMS market and the trust shown in our end-to-end MMS solution. We are pleased to contribute with Iceland Telecom to the development of MMS on the technologically advanced Icelandic market", says Ib Byder, President at Ericsson Denmark.


The implementation of Ericsson's end-to-end solution will encourage traffic in Iceland Telecom's GPRS networks and enable the arrival of new, advanced services on the Icelandic market.


Ericsson is a forerunner in MMS. Ericsson has supplied more than 90 test systems.  It has now secured 36 orders to supply commercial MMS systems to over 50% of subscribers worldwide.