Orange offers GPRS services for business


Orange offers GPRS services for business

Daniel Thomas
Mobile phone operator Orange has launched business GPRS services that will allow users to access Microsoft Outlook e-mails and corporate intranets from mobile devices.

GPRS services give mobile users always-on access to the Internet and are capable of handling more data than traditional GSM networks. GPRS has the potential to boost the mobile as a business tool, both for employees and as a way of pushing services to customers, but take up has been slow.

Orange hopes to attract more customers with a GPRS tariff structure that will allow companies to buy a range of megabyte bundles designed to fulfil different needs. These will range from occasional Wap browsing, regular access via a PDA or intensive use with a notebook PC.

The Orange Wirefree Server will allow users to access their Outlook inbox, outbox, to do list, calendar and contacts. Changes can be synchronised directly with the central server without having to dial up through a notebook PC.

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