Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite selected as Saudi Telecom - ALJAWAL's mobility platform

Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite selected as Saudi Telecom - ALJAWAL's mobility platform

Nokia today announced, that ALJAWAL, the mobile arm of the largest integrated Telecom company in the middle east Saudi Telecom (STC), offers Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email to its customer base: as both a hosted service and as behind-the-firewall deployment. ALJAWAL has already launched the hosted wireless email service, branded as << My Em@il >>.

"With Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email we are the first operator in the Kingdom to offer mobile email to our customers", says Jameel Al molhem, marketing general manager at ALJAWAL. "As we are addressing consumers, SMEs and large corporate customers, so it was important to find one solution that can cater for each of the customer segments. In addition, Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email supports more than 100 different devices from entry-level devices up to business smartphones such as the Nokia Eseries portfolio, which further improves the flexibility of the solution."

The Saudi Arabian mobile operator ALJAWAL is a subsidiary of the national telecom operator Saudi Telecom. ALJAWAL is serving more than 16 million customers via 2G/3.5G mobile network that covers 98 percent of the urban areas including all highways and country roads within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. According to Communications and Information technology Commission (CITC) *) in the Kingdom, 4.8 million users had access to the Internet at the end of 2006 representing some 20 percent of the population. While the mobile penetration rate, according to Arab Advisers Group, lies between 60 percent and 70 percent, the importance to deliver wireless access to email is evident.

"Nokia Intellisync is the only mobileware solution that is able to meet the diverse demands of both business customers, who require highly secure servers and sophisticated capabilities in mobile email, and consumers, for whom ease of use is important," said Scott Cooper, senior vice president, Mobility Solutions, Enterprise Solutions, Nokia. "ALJAWAL joins the growing number of operators globally that have selected Nokia as their mobility provider, further underscoring Nokia's position as a leading provider of wireless email and mobility solutions."

Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email is part of the Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite that provides access to powerful collaboration tools such as email, contacts, calendar, device management and synchronization of files and data and enterprise applications. The highly scalable Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email works in any groupware environment - ISP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes or Groupwise and can run on any kind of device platform - Symbian, Windows, Palm or Pocket PC.