Aastra and Sony Ericsson to jointly promote Unified Comms

Alliance formed to bring enterprise Mobile Unified Communication solutions to the region

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Aastra and Sony Ericsson to jointly promote Unified Comms Sony Ericsson's best of breed terminals will complement Aastra's mobility solutions, says Hage. ()
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  September 29, 2010

Aastra and Sony Ericsson have announced a new business partnership to jointly market complete Mobile Unified Communication Solutions for enterprises in the Middle East.

The alliance will promote the Mobile Unified Communication Solution for large enterprises and MNCs, based on Aastra’s MX-ONE and BusinessPhone communication systems, Aastra Mobile Client software and Sony Ericsson’s latest business-grade smart phones Vivaz, Vivaz Pro, Satio and Xperia X10, X10 mini and X10 mini Pro.

The alliance will provide tested, end-to-end solutions, and will also extend to training channel partners and providing a single point of support for the solution. Among the benefits of the Mobile Unified Communication Solution that will be promoted are One Number Mobile Extension capability and additional capabilities of smart phones like: Enterprise Email (POP, SMTP, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync ), WiFi, HSPA High speed internet with tethering capabilities connecting laptops, Virtual Private Networking (VPN), device management capabilities, and GPS.

Ruediger Odenbach, general manager, Sony Ericsson Middle East commented: “We see that the Middle East is a growing market for mobile telephony, and we are partnering with a strong player in the enterprise segment to jointly address the underserved mobility needs of enterprises. Enterprise customers have different requirements for mobile phones and Sony Ericsson has a wide range of phones available supporting the Aastra Solution offering.”

Dr. Roger Hage, vice president, Business Development at Aastra MENA added: “We are happy to be able to offer our enterprise customers the best of breed terminals to complement our mobility solutions. Sony Ericsson phones will be able to access all features offered by our telephony systems like corporate voicemail, unified messaging, conferencing and attendant call handling, thus fully capitalizing on investments enterprises have already made in their systems.

“We are constantly enhancing the capabilities of our mobile client and adding features like dual-mode handover between wireless (WiFi) and mobile (GSM) networks as well as instant messaging, presence and on-line corporate directory search. Our priority in deploying innovative solutions is quality, that’s why we are joining forces with Sony Ericsson to be able to guarantee an end-to-end solution and a single point-of-support,” he said.

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