Industry Leaders Teaming to Drive Wireless Broadband for Mobile Professionals On the Go
Bellevue, Wash. — Mar. 22, 2004
T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced that its T-Mobile HotSpot Wi-Fi Internet service has received the Cisco Powered Network designation. T-Mobile s participation in the Cisco Powered Network program demonstrates to mobile professionals and enterprise IT managers its ability to provide industry-leading services that are based primarily on Cisco’s solutions. T-Mobile and Cisco will also engage in joint marketing and technology sharing initiatives.
T-Mobile HotSpot, the largest carrier-owned wireless broadband network in the country, uses Cisco Systems, Inc. equipment in more than 4,200 T-Mobile Hotspots including Starbucks, Borders Books and Music, Kinko s, airports, American Airlines Admirals Clubs, Delta Air Lines Crown Room Clubs, United Airlines Red Carpet Clubs and US Airways Clubs.
“The Cisco and T-Mobile strategic relationship represents a milestone for our two companies – one that will lead to the new world of advanced multimedia mobile data applications,” said Sameer Padhye, Vice President of Marketing for Cisco’s Service Provider Market. “Cisco s technology will enable many new applications to be launched due to the advanced features that our products deliver.”
By building the T-Mobile Hotspot Wi-Fi network using carrier-class, public Wi-Fi infrastructure, T-Mobile provides another example of how it is delivering on the promise of wireless broadband to meet the needs of mobile professionals and enterprise customer needs. Innovative Cisco Aironet Wi-Fi infrastructure is key in the development of new mobile data services in T-Mobile Hotspots throughout the USA.
“T-Mobile HotSpot has integrated Cisco’s solutions into our larger network to provide a high quality, dependable experience for our customers,” said Joe Sims, vice president and general manager of T-Mobile Hotspot. “We look forward to further expansion of our relationship with Cisco to meet the evolving needs of our customers.”
With the shared commitment to expanding market awareness and trial for mobile data services, T-Mobile and Cisco are sponsoring complimentary Wi-Fi Internet service to CTIA Wireless 2004 conference attendees.
T-Mobile USA Media Relations
About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the first quarter of 2010, approximately 150 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group – 33.7 million by T-Mobile USA – all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world’s most widely used digital wireless standards. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.
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