A record number of people participated in a poll that was started at the end of 2000 as a follow-up to the successful relaunch of the e*Skyper pager, the new stock market information tool. INFO GmbH, an independent polling company, was commissioned by e*Message to conduct the survey, and presented the results in Berlin in early February this year.
Trafficmaster, the world’s leading provider of real-time traffic information, has signed a long-term agreement with e*Message Wireless Information Services Deutschland GmbH. Digital information will be delivered to German motorists over e*Message’s paging network.
The German Telecom and Post Regulating Agency (Reg TP) has just granted a Class 1 mobile telecom licence1 to e*Message Deutschland. The licence is valid for at least twelve years on the 460 MHz band. e*Message is now the first and only company in the German capital to be granted a mobile telecom licence.
DFR (Deutsche Funkruf GmbH), founded in September, 1994, will cease operation of its Internet-based services in December, 2001, after having been declared insolvent. Many former TeLMI subscribers have contacted e*Message, who responded with a special offer on the e*Cityruf business pager.
Dr Dietmar Gollnick, CEO of both e*Message Deutschland and e*Message Europe, made the following statement on the announcement in the German Telecommunication Regulation Agency’s official gazette (2/2001) that Miniruf GmbH had relinquished its operating licence:Nachrichtenübertragung, sei es Mobilfunk, Satellitenfunk oder schnurloser Übergang in das Festnetz, unbestreitbare Vorteile.“
Representatives of several European paging network operators met on April 20 at e*Message's European headquarters in Berlin to discuss the future of messaging in Europe. Participants in the conference, titled “Euromessage for professionals”, included CallMax (Netherlands), Swissphone (Switzerland), TIM (Italy) and e*Message (Germany and France).
Seven days in a row, e*Message held a showdown at high noon at its CeBIT fair stand: “WAP vs. e*Skyper — Who’s Quicker?” Seven days in a row, the challengers tried to obtain information as fast as the e*Skyper man. And seven days in a row, e*Skyper won.
e*Message Deutschland GmbH recently commissioned a comparative study of paging, mobile phone communication and digital radio services. Professor Bernhard Walke has now published the results and concludes: “Paging has indisputable assets compared with all other forms of wireless communication, including mobile phones, satellite radio and wireless connections to terrestrial networks.”