Ericsson has won its first Ericsson Mobile Organizer (EMO) deal in the Middle East with Kuwaiti operator Wataniya telecom breaking new grounds for mobile data services in the region. Deliveries will begin shortly and installation to be finalized within three months.

Under the agreement Ericsson will provide Wataniya Telecom with a complete push e-mail solution including both hardware and application software. Using Ericsson Mobile Organizer Wataniya will be able to empower its mobile users with value-added professional telephony services. This also confirms the operator's new focus on the enterprise sector paving the way for a leading position in the market.

"Setting the trend in a market like Kuwait is a key success factor. It is extremely important for us to offer such a solution that will position Wataniya as the prime driver in the enterprise telecom market, said Niklas Sonkin Wataniya's Chief Strategic Officer & Director Business to Business.

"We have worked together with our customers and listened to their needs. Mobile e-mail is one of the services companies in Kuwait want to use and we believe that working together with Ericsson as our technology partner can make push email service in Kuwait a major driver of Mobile and Internet-Multimedia business", he added.

"Ericsson is committed to building a strong presence in the Middle Eastern Enterprise markets and the partnership with Wataniya is a very important step towards that commitment. We are very proud to bring together with Wataniya Telecom our award-winning solution that will allow users stay connected to email and calendar data through their preferred mobile device in a very cost-efficient way."

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