Portugal's TMN chooses Nokia for video sharing

ESPOO, Finland, July 18, 2005 -- Customers of leading Portuguese mobile operator TMN now have a chance to "share the moment" with the person they are talking to as TMN launches commercial video sharing service in Portugal. The service is enabled by the Nokia IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) implemented in TMN's core network infrastructure, and TMN customers are able to enjoy video sharing with the Nokia 6680 3G imaging smartphone, the world's first handset integrating this innovative functionality.

Video sharing is a multimedia service that allows 3G mobile terminal users to share a live camera view while speaking on the mobile. Video sharing is based on standardized 3GPP and IETF technologies and it utilizes general IMS or IETF SIP infrastructure.

"This is an important milestone and we are very pleased to be providing TMN the means to offer their customers this innovative service that will enrich their everyday communication," said Markku Verkama, General Manager, Networks, Nokia. "IP multimedia is becoming mainstream and Nokia is strongly driving the openness of IP-based concepts such as video sharing with the target to enable operators to offer a diversity of services independent of the network or handset."

Nokia provides a complete, end-to-end solution for IMS-based multimedia, including the Nokia IP Multimedia Subsystem solution with open IMS Service Control (ISC) interface towards application servers and Nokia 6680, a Series 60 device supporting video sharing. Nokia has 26 IMS projects ongoing with mobile and fixed operators globally.

About TMN

Created in March 1991, TMN is a subsidiary of the Portugal Telecom Group and the leading mobile telecommunications provider in Portugal, with more than 5 million costumers, which represents a market share of over 50 percent in a three mobile operator's scenario. In 2004, TMN reported operational revenues of EUR 1.6 billion.

Investing in the ongoing diversification of solutions tailored to individual and professional needs, TMN makes technological innovation and orientation towards the client drive its overall activity, supported by constant investments to strengthen the network coverage and the quality of service. TMN has a history of leading the mobile market in Portugal with attractive, advanced services. In April 2004, TMN was one of the first operators worldwide to introduce video call service, having soon afterwards launched new appealing 3G video services.

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About Nokia

Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.

Notes to the Editor

The Nokia IP Multimedia Subsystem uses SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) to establish IP communication sessions between terminals. The SIP session can then be used to carry any IP traffic, such as Voice over IP (VoIP), presence-enabled instant messaging, conferencing, multiplayer gaming or push-based content sharing. The Nokia IP Multimedia Subsystem has a 3GPP-standardized IMS Service Control (ISC) interface, which allows open connectivity towards SIP application servers. This allows operators to rapidly and cost-efficiently expand their IMS-based application portfolio themselves or by connecting third-party applications to the system. IMS system is equally applicable for both fixed and mobile networks.

Optimized for visual sharing, the Nokia 6680 imaging smartphone boasts a wide array of features including two integrated cameras, a flash, the Nokia XpressPrint printing solution, an active slide for easy camera activation and a bright screen of up to 262,144 colors. The device was recently selected as the 'Best in Class' 3G WCDMA device by Strategy Analytics. Nokia 6680 is widely available in markets across Europe, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific.

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