BellSouth Readies Mobile Offerings
Communications giant BellSouth is teaming up with wireless platform provider Air2Web to deliver e-mail, sales data, inventory levels, and other data to mobile corporate users.Communications giant BellSouth Corp. and wireless platform provider Air2Web Inc. next Monday will announce a partnership to deliver new corporate mobile services to BellSouth customers. Based on Air2Webs Mobile Internet Platform software, the services will include remote access to e-mail, sales data, inventory levels, shipping status, stock quotes, weather forecasts and any other data corporate customers might require.
Some of these corporate customers may want to host the platform in-house, and BellSouth will help market the platform to them. But, for the most part, BellSouth plans to host services from its e-Business centers, which is indicative of a recent push for carriers to become both data service and network providers.