TeliaSonera in pilot trials with new Multimedia SIM cards

(3GSM World Congress 2007) TeliaSonera is the first operator in the Nordic and Baltic region to trial new multimedia SIM cards which in the future will make it easier for users to transfer stored information and services between different mobiles.

“To us, the multimedia SIM card represents an important link to our wireless customers. By being first in the Nordic and Baltic region in trialling the new multimedia SIM card at this early stage we continue in our ambition to provide our customers with simplicity and easy to use services”, says Lars Klasson, Head of Products & Production in Business Area Mobility Services in TeliaSonera AB.

The internal pilot trial will be conducted during 2007 with the new multimedia SIM cards, called GalaxSIM, together with Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), the world's second largest manufacturer of smart cards. The multimedia SIM cards will be featuring a storage capacity of over one gigabyte (GB) for the preliminary trials. The trial will be conducted on a P3600 personal digital assistant (PDA) from HTC.

Test cards with phone book synchronization and pocket PC games

The GalaxSIM being used for the TeliaSonera pilot trial comes with a variety of information and applications incorporated into its high density NAND flash memory: graphics and logos, settings files for modifying network parameters, a selection of pocket computer games, and a phone book application produced by G&D, called GalaxSIM Sync, which enables automatic backup of phone book entries on the SIM card. GalaxSIM Sync immediately recognizes new entries to the cell phone and saves them as backup on the SIM card in the typical VCard format, thereby allowing the entries to be easily and completely transferred from the card to a new phone whenever the owner changes handsets.

Demos of GalaxSIM at 3GSM World Congress

The multimedia SIM card trial will be demonstrated together with Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) in their stand February 12 -15. The G&D stand is placed in Hall 8, stand no B65, at the 3GSM World Congress and demos will be held on a daily basis.

Forward-Looking Statements

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