Ericsson, Intel collaborate to push mobile broadband

Ericsson has entered into a joint effort with Intel Corp. to accelerate deployment of services and applications on mobile PCs, powered by Ericsson’s HSDPA-based mobile broadband and IMS solutions and Intel Core Microarchitecture for mobile clients and servers.

Together, the two companies are aiming to accelerate the market uptake of mobile broadband and multimedia services usage, through a more convenient and attractive experience for consumers and enterprises.

Both companies will work together on integrating solutions for mobile operators for both enterprises and consumers using the mobile PC. This includes a convenient, fast and seamless broadband experience, a secure and fully managed PC environment – improving enterprise IT efficiency, next generation high definition multimedia communication, entertainment and web services on the move.

These integrated solutions will be based on Ericsson’s HSPA platform for mobile broadband and IMS platform for convergence with Intel’s Mobile technology.

The collaboration also includes marketing and technology enabling programs for independent software vendors (ISVs) to develop, validate and bring to market multimedia applications for mobile networks. In order to speed up time to market for new applications the two companies will provide the software community with development tools, early access to systems, training and validation support at global solution centers.

Ericsson will demonstrate mobile broadband and IMS-based services on mobile PCs powered by HSPA and Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology during ITU Telecom World 2006, which will take place in Hong Kong on December 4-8.

Patrick Mannion, Mobile Handset DesignLine

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