Vodafone selects Visto for global Push Email contract
Posted on 22-Apr-2005 00:28
Filed under: News
Visto Corporation, a provider of secure push mobile email, has won the global contract to provide its Visto Mobile 5 with ConstantSync push email platform to Vodafone.
Vodafone, the world's largest mobile operator, will be able to deliver a push email, contacts and calendar wireless service offering on a range of mobile devices.
With ConstantSync, users have instantaneous, two-way access to email, calendar and contacts. Visto Mobile provides IT managers with end-to-end AES encryption. Visto says its solution architecture requires only 20 percent of the bandwidth of SyncML or IMAP-based solutions. Visto Mobile works on a broad set of devices across all operating systems including Symbian, Palm, Microsoft Windows Mobile, J2ME MIDP 2.0, IMAP4 and SyncML. The push email service is currently available from Vodafone Germany, Vodafone Greece, Vodafone Italy, SFR (France) and Elisa (Finland). Vodafone Spain is launching the service now with additional Vodafone markets launching push email over the course of this year.
Vodafone's push email service will be available to individual users and small/medium size enterprises to mobile professionals in a large organization.
"Today, email is the most pervasive mobile application," said Stephen Drake, Program Director, Mobile Software with IDC. "Mobile professionals and individual consumers alike have begun to realize significant productivity gains that can be achieved with mobile email. As a result, mobile operators have a unique opportunity to deliver email to a broader customer base and provide both voice and data offerings as part of one service on one device."