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Cable & Wireless Revs Up Mobile Internet Platform

Telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Wednesday added a service geared toward the mobile community.

Mobile Internet Solutions enables Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and mobile operators to offer their customers access to Internet services and customized content from Web-enabled devices.

"Within the next three years analysts predict that 350 million people globally will be accessing Internet content through mobile devices," said Rob Ayers, vice president of marketing, Cable & Wireless North America. "This service allows us to work with any number of partners to provide end users with the ability to access services anywhere, anytime and through any device."

Through the new division, ISPs and mobile operators can combine mobile Internet applications with existing services, without building a wireless hosting infrastructure.

The service enables mobile operators to target enterprise corporations with large workforces that require access to Internet services and information on the move, Ayers added.

"Mobile Internet Solutions enables WAP-enabled mobile handsets and PDA/html browsers to access e-mail, personal information management, personal calendars and Web-based information services," he said. "The service provides seamless integration of wireless Internet and mobile/fixed devices, thereby initially enabling a basic range of data applications. In the future, the service will enable a broader range of content and data applications."

Mobile Internet Solutions is compatible with equipment from mobile equipment suppliers supporting circuit-switched or packet-switched network configurations on GSM, CDMA and TDMA networks.