736 — Nokia shows off 3G services with Telestet at the Info-Com Conference in Athens

Jul 10, 2003 | Conteúdos Em Ingles

Nokia and the Greek operator Telestet have demonstrated the first public WCDMA 3G call in Greece over a network ready for commercial use. The demonstration, which was conducted at the Info-Com Conference 2003 in Athens, also included a series of 3G services. The call demonstration was carried out by Telestet employees using the commercially available Nokia 6650 phone, as well as third-party prototypes. During the demonstration, a series of services were on display to the public, including video call, streaming, Internet browsing, and access to webcams, using data speeds of up to 384 kilobits/sec.

“3G is here now and on display for our customers,” says Mr. Gamberini, chief network officer of Telestet at the Info – Com Conference. “We’re happy with Nokia’s support in making this demonstration possible. For us it’s further proof of Nokia’s strong commitment to assist Telestet in its UMTS plans. We have the ambition to remain at the edge of telecommunication innovative solutions and we therefore consider 3G another substantial technical challenge. Our goal is to offer fascinating and easy- to-use 3G services to our customers by the end of the year”.

“Exactly 10 years ago, Telestet was the first operator in Greece to go commercially with a 2G call,” says Athanasios Exarchos, senior account manager, Nokia Networks. “Telestet has now once again pioneered and reached a historical milestone with the first public demonstration of 3G services in the Greek market. Nokia is proud to have provided the technology to enable this call and is happy to partner with such a market innovator as Telestet.”


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