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Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Tele2 tõstab 3,5G võrgu kiirust

Eesti suuruselt teine mobiilsideoperaator Tele2 tõstab kolmanda põlvkonna mobiilsidevõrgus allalaadimiskiiruse toe kuni 7,2 megabitini sekundis.

“Üha rohkem Tele2 äri- ja erakliente kasutab mobiilset internetti oma igapäevasteks asjaajamisteks. Kontorist või kodust eemal olles soovitakse lugeda oma e-maile, värskeid uudiseid ning väga oluline kõige selle juures on kiirus. Tänu tehtud investeeringule Tele2 3,5G võrgus andmeside kiirus nüüd pea kahekordistub,” ütles Tele2 Eesti turundusdirektor Kristjan Seema.

Täna on Tele2 esimestes 3,5G tugijaamades 7,2Mbit/s kiiruse tugi rakendatud, kõigis tugijaamades üle Eesti käivitab Tele2 ülikiire andmeside toe jaanuari jooksul, teatas ettevõte.

Suurema andmesidekiiruse saavutamiseks on vajalik, et kliendi telefonil või modemil oleks olemas suurema kiiruse tugi. Uued Huawei andmesidemodemid, mis võimaldavad kiirust 7,2Mbit/s, tulevad Tele2 esindustesse müügile 21. jaanuaril. Kõigil klientidel, kes on varemalt soetanud Huawei 220 modemi, on sellest nädalast võimalik oma modemi tarkvara uuendada Tele2 kodulehel.

2007. aastal laiendas Tele2 agressiivselt 3,5G leviala, avades võrgu Pärnus, Haapsalus, Kuressaares, Virtsus, Narvas ja Paides. 2006. aastal avas Tele2 3,5G võrgud Tallinnas, Viimsis ja Laagris.

Tele2 kiiret 3,5G andmesideteenust saavad kasutada kõik ettevõtte lepingulised ning kõnekaartide Smart ja Ultra kliendid. Lisaks saavad kõik kliendid 3,5G võrgu piires videokõnesid pidada ning kasutada erinevaid teenuseid nii eesti- kui venekeelsest Tele2 WAP-portaalist Go Live!. 3,5G võrgu kasutamiseks peab kliendi mobiiltelefon toetama 3,5G tehnoloogiat.

Eesti suuruselt teine mobiilsideoperaator Tele2 Eesti AS kuulub üle-euroopalisse Tele2 telekommunikatsiooniettevõtete kontserni, mis pakub teenuseid 25 miljonile kliendile 15 riigis. Tele2 on noteeritud OMX Põhjamaade börsil. Eestis osutab Tele2 mobiiltelefoniteenust 500 000 kliendile. Tele2 eesmärk on pakkuda parima hinnaga kvaliteetseid mobiilsideteenuseid nii era- kui äriklientidele.

Thursday, 10 January 2008

100000 Mobile ID transactions

Mobiil-ID kasutus ületas 100 000 tehingu piiri. Ümmarguse numbriga juubelitehinguks sai sisselogimine internetipanka.

Mobiil-ID teenus mis võimaldab inimesel turvaliselt tõendada oma isikut mobiili vahendusel (näiteks internetipanka või EMT Iseteenindusse sisenemisel) ning anda digitaalset allkirja.

„Eelmise aasta mais turule toodud teenuse kasutus on rõõmustavalt kiiresti kasvamas,” ütles EMT lisateenuste ärijuht Indrek Österman. „Iga kuu lisandub nii uusi kasutajaid kui kasvab seniste kasutajate kasutuskordade arv. See näitab, et Mobiil-ID kui turvaline ja mugav võimalus internetis talitamiseks on inimeste poolt omaks võetud.”

"Kasvõi tänasest Eesti Ekspressist võib lugeda, kuidas tuhanded inimesed internetipettuse osaliseks langesid. Hea meel on näha, et üha enam Eesti inimesi valib enesekaitseks üliturvalised ID-kaardi ja Mobiil-ID - see teeb Eesti küberpättidele ebaatraktiivseks kohaks," kommenteeris Vaata Maailma Sihtasutuse projektijuht Mart Parve.

Eesmärgiga võimaldada inimestel proovida Mobiil-ID ja ID-kaardi kasutamist internetis on praegu käimas ka digiallkirjastamise loosikampaania. Loosis osalemiseks peab inimene andma Mobiil-iD või ID kaardi vahendusel digitaalallkirja. Auhinnafondis on võimsad Dell XPS sülearvuteid, mobiiltelefonid ja peaauhinnana 30000-kroonine reisipakett. Loos asub www.arvutikaitse.ee/loos ning toimub Vaata Maailma Sihtasutuse projekti Arvutikaitse 2009 raames.

Mobiil-ID teenusega liitumine ja teenuse kasutamine on kuni 2008. aasta lõpuni tasuta. Teenuse kasutamiseks tuleb sõlmida EMT kliendil Mobiil-ID leping.


Over 100000 transactions have been performed via Mobile ID. Threshold was crossed with a log in to internet bank.

Mobile ID is a service which enables secure authentication of the person via mobile phone, e.g. when entering internet bank of EMT self-service. Mobile ID also verifies digital signature.

"Usage of the service, which was introduced last May, is growing rapidly", said business manager of EMT additional services Indrek Österman. "Every month we see new users joining and also increasing number of transactions done by existing users. This shows that people have accepted Mobile ID to be a secure and convenient verification method for internet based procedures."

"Today’s Eesti Ekspress describes how thousands of people have become victims of Internet fraud. It is good to see that ever-growing number of people in Estonia choose ID card and Mobile ID to ensure the security of their actions – this makes Estonia an unattractive playfield for cyber criminals", commented Mart Parve, project manager of foundation Vaata Maailma.

A digital signature lottery campaign has been launched to offer a possibility for people to try Mobile ID and ID card functions in the Internet. To enter the draw, a person must give digital signature via Mobile ID or ID card. Prize fund contains powerful Dell XPS laptops and mobile phones; also, as a main prize, a travel package with a value of EEK 30000.

Subscribing to Mobile ID service and also the usage is free until the end of 2008. To use the service, EMT customers must subscribe to Mobile ID contract.

Monday, 7 January 2008

Skype to Support Internet Voice and Video Calls on Intel-based Mobile Internet Devices

LAS VEGAS (CES BOOTH: HILTON #5121), January 7, 2008 — At the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, Skype announced its plans to collaborate with Intel Corporation to develop a new mobile Skype™ experience for Mobile Internet Devices (MID) based on Intel low-power processors and chipsets. MIDs are a new category of small, truly mobile consumer devices enabling a PC-like Internet experience, coupled with the capability to communicate with others, enjoy entertainment, and access information on the go.

The collaboration builds on the familiarity and ease of use of Skype software and makes that experience mobile. MID users will be able to make Skype voice and video calls and send instant messages on the move, while harnessing the PC-like performance of Intel’s new ultra-mobile platform. MID devices with WiMAX and WiFi capabilities will enable free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls and cheap SkypeOut™ calls – calls from Skype to landline and mobile phone numbers anywhere in the world at low per-minute rates – to be made on open wireless networks.

“Many of the more than 246 million Skype users around the world are increasingly mobile and want to stay connected on the go,” said Gareth O’Loughlin, Skype’s general manager of mobile and hardware devices. “Making the richer Skype experience available on mobile devices partly hinges on the need for more processing power, which in turn tends to shorten battery life. Intel’s focus on lowering power consumption helps us minimize that conundrum, underscoring our evolution beyond the desktop. And it‘s good news to anyone who has found themselves missing Skype on the road.”

As part of this effort, Skype will enable its software to run on the small, thin and light ultra-mobile MID devices with touch-screen LCDs, which are powered by Mobile Internet Linux. With the performance offered by Intel’s low-power processors and chipsets, some MID devices will even support mobile video calls over Skype.

“The emergence of Mobile Internet Devices represents an exciting new user experience,” said Pankaj Kedia, Director of Global Ecosystem Programs for the Ultra-Mobility Group at Intel Corporation. “Intel’s low-power technologies, combined with Skype’s optimized software, will enable MID users to easily stay in touch with their family and friends wherever they go.”

Skype is working with Intel to deliver its application software on the Mobile Internet Linux platform (www.moblin.org) through Original Device Manufacturers (ODMs) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). By bundling the Skype software on their devices, consumer electronics manufacturers can provide consumers with a rich internet communications experience – instant messaging, group chat, voice and video calls – right out of the box.

The first implementation of the Skype software for Mobile Internet Linux on Intel-based MID products is expected to be made available during the first half of 2008.

For more information about Intel Mobile Internet Devices and Ultra Mobile platforms, please visit www.intel.com/products/mid.

About Skype
Skype sets the standard in providing new and easy ways to stay in touch over the internet. Millions of people every day make free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls and send instant messages using our software. Some pay a little per minute for long-distance and international calls to phones and mobiles and for SMS, voicemail and call forwarding, or they buy subscriptions that give unlimited calls nationwide.

We certify and sell hundreds of hardware products from more than 50 partners and work with third-party developers to create software to extend Skype’s functionality. Skype has been downloaded more than half a billion times and over 246 million people from almost every corner of the globe have registered.

Skype is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY), and you can learn more and get Skype at www.skype.com. Make your world a smaller place: talk, share and do more with Skype.

Skype Expands Mobile Strategy at 2008 International CES

LAS VEGAS (CES BOOTH: HILTON #5121), January 7, 2008 – Today, at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show, Skype is setting conversations free and making them mobile with its announcement of support for a wide variety of new wireless devices and accessories. By doing so, it is delivering a new mobile Skype™ experience for consumers and small business users wherever they are.

“Internet access is rapidly spreading beyond just the home or office computer, and a world increasingly blanketed with wireless connections is giving Skype conversations the freedom to travel almost anywhere,” said Gareth O’Loughlin, Skype’s general manager of mobile and hardware devices. “With the introduction of new mass-market devices at CES that support Skype, millions of people around the world will now be able to leave the desk behind, put Skype in their pocket and take their conversations with them. I think that is immensely liberating.”

Skype has worked closely with a number of its hardware and software partners to bring Skype functionality to an increasing number of mobile products that use a variety of wireless network connections to access the internet. This includes offering mobile support for Skype’s free instant messaging and voice calling among the more than 246 million registered Skype users, as well as its premium features, such as SkypeOut™ (cheap calls from Skype to traditional landlines or mobile phones anywhere in the world) and SkypeIn™ (a personal and portable Skype number that people can call you on wherever you are in the world).

Some of the new wireless devices and accessories being demonstrated at the 2008 International CES that make Skype mobile include:

  • 3 Skypephone – Introduced together with mobile operator 3, this new affordable mass market 3G wireless handset lets users make Skype-to-Skype calls and send Skype instant messages from their mobile phone to other Skype users no matter where they are. The 3 Skypephone is available in the UK, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Italy and Sweden, and will soon be available in Hong Kong.
  • Freetalk® Wireless Stereo Headset – This new Wireless Stereo Headset, enabled by the new AvneraAudio™ technology, delivers CD-quality sound and the freedom of hands-free Skype calls at any time. It offers superior range (up to 20 meters) compared to technologies such as Bluetooth, freeing you from your desk to make and receive the full range of Skype calls while moving throughout your home or office.
  • Intel-based Mobile Internet Devices – Mobile users will be able to make Skype voice and video calls and send instant messages on the move, while harnessing the PClike performance of Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) based on Intel low-power processors and chipsets. This new category of small, truly mobile consumer devices with WiMAX and WiFi capabilities will enable free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls and cheap SkypeOut calls to be made on open wireless networks.
  • Nokia N810 Internet Tablet – The Nokia N810 Internet Tablet is a sleek, pocket-sized WiFi device with a slide-out keyboard which frees Skype users from their desktop, allowing Skype-to-Skype conversations and SkypeOut calls to take place in any WiFi connection, including thousands of Boingo Wireless and Earthlink WiFi hotspot locations.
  • • mylo™ Communicator – Skype comes pre-installed on Sony’s mylo personal communicator, COM-2, so users can call or instant message any other Skype user all over the world for free over an open WiFi connection. Users of the mylo can also make cheap SkypeOut calls and receive SkypeIn calls.
  • PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system (PSP-2000 series) – With a simple system software update slated for late January, PSP users worldwide will be able to make free voice calls to other Skype users, see which friends are online and available to talk, and – with the purchase of Skype Credit – make cheap SkypeOut calls and receive SkypeIn calls.

A sneak peek of the mobile Skype experience is available for media at Skype’s booth during ShowStoppers @ CES 2008 at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel from 6-10 PM PST on Monday, January 7, 2008, as well as at Skype’s PR Suite in the Las Vegas Hilton (Suite #5121) throughout the week.

About Skype

Skype sets the standard in providing new and easy ways to stay in touch over the internet. Millions of people every day make free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls and send instant messages using our software. Some pay a little per minute for long-distance and international calls to phones and mobiles and for SMS, voicemail and call forwarding, or they buy subscriptions that give unlimited calls nationwide.

We certify and sell hundreds of hardware products from more than 50 partners and work with third-party developers to create software to extend Skype’s functionality. Skype has been downloaded more than half a billion times and over 246 million people from almost every corner of the globe have registered. Skype is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY), and you can learn more and get Skype at www.skype.com. Make your world a smaller place: talk, share and do more with Skype.

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