New hosting service from Ericsson speeds up introduction of mobile applications and content

Ericsson today announced an expansion of its managed services offering with a hosting service for applications and content management. Ericsson takes the responsibility for integration and round-the-clock operations and maintenance of the hosted solution. It enables operators and service providers to introduce new mobile applications and content to consumers and enterprises in a speedy and secure way.
Press release
Feb 25, 2004 09:02 (GMT +00:00)
The Ericsson hosting offering initially includes solutions for MMS, push to talk, streaming, pre-paid and content settlement, as well as distribution of and content management for music, entertainment, and games, etc. The operators and service providers will benefit from Ericsson's technology world leadership and relationships with thousands of application and content developers.

"The operators and service providers are able to focus on marketing of services to their customers while Ericsson gets the service up and running," says Hans Vestberg, Senior Vice President, Ericsson Global Services. "They can spend less on capital and operations, and focus on growing their business and customer relationships."

Ericsson's new hosting offering reinforces the trend toward managed services in which operators and vendors work as partners to reduce costs and bring new services to market as quickly as possible.
Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.