Ericsson and Napster combine for mobile music

Ericsson's partnership with Napster is to give customers of the US Cellular One phone network access to the world's largest mobile music catalogue.

The service features Napster’s massive catalogue of over 3 million full-length songs enabling Cellular One’s more than 1.6 million customers to enjoy music on their wireless handset and on their PC.

The songs cost $1.99 each.

“Our hosted solutions are strategically designed to enable innovative and leading providers like Cellular One to quickly and cost-effectively deliver valuable services to their customers,” said Angel Ruiz, President of Ericsson North America.

“Ericsson helps providers retain customers longer and gain new customers in greater numbers by enhancing the wireless experience for subscribers, without losing focus on operational efficiency,” he added.

Ericsson will host, integrate and manage operations of the service for Cellular One under a managed service agreement.

Ericsson’s partnership with Napster dates back to 2005.