Etisalat launches PTT commercially

The service has been available on a test basis since GITEX 2005 in September, and since then more than 87,000 mobile users have signed up for the service.

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By  Tawanda Chihota Published  February 6, 2006

The UAE’s Etisalat has announced the completion of the trial phase and the full commercial launch of push-to-talk (PTT) in the country. The service has been available on a test basis since GITEX 2005 in September, and since then more than 87,000 mobile users have signed up for the service. PTT is now available to Etisalat mobile subscribers using a suitably equipped Nokia mobile phone. “Being one of the first operators in the region to launch this service required a significant amount of real-time testing, and we are pleased with the outcome. Customers and businesses can now benefit from the instant one-to-one and the one-to-many communication options now open,” says Mohammed Al Fahim, executive vice president of marketing, Etisalat. By pressing a button and speaking into the phone, the message is played through the loudspeaker of all the PTT enabled mobile phones on the sender’s predefined list. In situations where there is a need to occasionally but repeatedly exchange short messages with the same people, PTT would serve as the most viable option. The service is provided over Etisalat’s GSM/GPRS network, and is highly secure. Any active mobile account on the Etisalat network, with a suitably equipped Nokia mobile phone, can sign up for this service. There are various packages available for business customers to choose from, based on their usage.

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