Cellnet has announced plans to trial a wireless in-office telephone system for businesses in the UK.
Businesses using the GSM based system will be able to send short messages and make in-company phone calls, plus make external calls through the company?s regular phone exchange.
A major Cellnet corporate customer will trial the telephony system among 400 of its sales, marketing, customer service and IT staff.
Cellnet will provide the service using Minet, a wireless office system developed by US telecomms equipment vendor ADC Microcellular Systems, a subsidiary of ADC Telecommunications.
The Minet system provides a GSM switch, a base station controller and base transeiver station. Customers will be able to use existing GSM phone handsets and equipment with the system.
The UK corporate mobile market will be worth around $744 million in 1998 and 1999, according to Cellnet, and fixed mobile products are becoming a requirement for many companies.
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