Telia Mobile announces roll out of mobile portal in Denmark, Finland and the UK
- 2000-07-04 22:00 UTC
Telia Mobile pursues its international commitment when, this summer it launches the pilot version of mobile portal Speedy Tomato on three European markets. During the autumn, the launch will roll on further into Europe. Telia is already the leader in Sweden in mobile Internet. Speedy Tomato aims to become one of Europe's leading mobile portals.
"The launch of Speedy Tomato is an important step in Telia´s international strategy", says Jan-Åke Kark, CEO of Telia. "We are only at the beginning of the mobile Internet revolution. Today's wap services will soon be replaced by faster and more exciting services", says Jan-Åke Kark. During the summer, the services will be tested thoroughly to make sure they will be ready for users in Denmark, Finland and the UK. The commercial launch of Speedy Tomato will take place this autumn, when partners, content and target groups will be presented. "We will offer Europe our experience as technological innovators and entrepreneurs. From our home market in Sweden, we are expanding internationally," says Jan-Åke Kark. The Speedy Tomato services will support people in their everyday life and their relations with friends and family. The technology will be easy to understand and will meet a real need among users. The services will include personal diary and address book, e-mail direct to the mobile, individually-tailored news, ads from personally chosen companies, financial news, sports and so on. Everything can be accessed from an ordinary mobile phone. Telia Mobile is already cooperating with various suppliers of content and technology. This guarantees high quality and will enable Telia Mobile to offer the best mobile portal on the market.
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