At CeBIT 2003, Lucent Technologies will demonstrate how business customers can access company applications, retrieve software updates from the Intranet and Internet or use super-fast data services while on the move using 3G UMTS technology. Lucent is using these live demonstrations to emphasise its "data-first" UMTS strategy, geared towards the demands of business customers.
"As we enter the third generation of mobile communications, we see professional users as the first and most significant customers who will provide increased service provider revenue opportunities," said David Poticny, president of Lucent Technologies' Mobility Solutions Group in Europe.
Live UMTS demo at the T- Mobile stand
Lucent and T-Mobile will demonstrate high-speed, secure data services for business customers at the T-Mobile stand (Hall 26, Stand A01, Corporate area). In a live presentation, the companies will demonstrate how a business customer, using a laptop computer equipped with a 3GlobeTrotter UMTS wireless PC modem card -- jointly developed by Lucent and Option -- can access T-Mobile's mobile portals.
With the Mobile Access Portals, employees can quickly and easily access their company intranet, whereas with the Mobile Service Portal, they can access important office applications such as e-mail and calendar functions while on the move. These portals can be accessed now using GPRS terminals, however, UMTS provides considerably higher data rates. As a result, company videos, photos, documents, company-wide applications or presentations can be conveniently retrieved and processed up to nine times faster than is possible on the GPRS network.
"This live high-speed demonstration at CeBIT demonstrates the progress we are making in our UMTS initiative with T-Mobile," said Dr. Werner Irler, Global Accounts director for T-Mobile at Lucent Technologies. "We want to make it easier for business customers to work while on the move, making the 'mobile office' even more productive."
Lucent is currently deploying a UMTS test network in Nuremberg in order to test secure, extremely high-speed data services with T-Mobile's business customers.