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Nextel de Mexico Strengthens its iFollow & iLocator Location Services
Integrates Location Manager from Openwave.
Keeping their customer's needs in mind, Nextel de Mexico continues to innovate and continuously offer solutions that provide increased efficiency and productivity. Consistent with this approach, Nextel has introduced iLocator and iFollow location-based services, which automatically provide a GPS location, through integration of the Openwave Location Manager Commercial Edition (LM-CE) solution and an integrated GPS chipset available on most Nextel handsets.

Now, business users can automatically and accurately determine the location of Nextel users:

* Exact position: Utilizing the assisted GPS platform with a Nextel GPS-enabled handset when the subscriber has proper coverage and signal.

* Approximate position: Utilizing the Nextel Network location system when the subscriber is indoors or unable to obtain a proper GPS determination.

In order to provide assisted GPS functionality in the iLocator & iFollow services, as well as new location-based services in the near future, NII Holdings is working with Openwave Systems to manage and control a robust GPS-based location service platform across several of its Latin America properties, including Nextel de Mexico.

"At Nextel, we seek to provide our customers services and solutions that make their work and daily activities more efficient. Working with Openwave Systems will ensure that our customers have the benefits of real-time GPS location information required to enhance their operations," said Carlos Ortega, Vice-President of Communication at Nextel de México.

"Location services are changing the way companies support and interact with their employees, thanks to business tools such as Nextel's iLocator & iFollow services. Employee location is a very important aspect of the business environment and allows for companies to efficiently assign activities and tasks to the most available individual," said Nara Rajagopalan, Vice-President of Products and Solutions at Openwave.
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