"Hutchison is one of the fastest growing cellular operators in India. Ericsson's MMS solution allows it to offer more value to its customers and will also add to its revenues through increased network traffic and new tariff options," says Jan Campbell, Managing Director, Ericsson India Pvt. Ltd.
Ericsson's GPRS system makes it possible for Hutchison to offer users an always-on connectivity and higher bandwidth for data packet transfer. MMS takes clear advantage of these two features, enhancing personal connectivity and productivity through more immediate exchange of rich content. With Ericsson's GPRS and MMS solutions, Hutchison is also taking an important step forward in the evolution to 3G mobile networks.
Last year, Ericsson won contracts in a separate deal to provide GSM/GPRS infrastructure for Hutchison's three new mobile networks in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Chennai.
Ericsson is the undisputed market leader for MMS, with 50% of MMS subscribers worldwide. Ericsson has 36 commercial agreements and more than 90 trials at customer sites in all major markets and through its Mobility World. Ericsson's MMS solution is fully 3GPP compliant and is an open multivendor solution.