TELOCITY JOINS WAP FORUM
(New Orleans PCS99 / USA) September 23, 1999 - Telocity, Inc.
a provider of Broadband Services announced today that it has
joined the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Forum, whose
members include Phone.com, SprintPCS, Nextel, Nokia, Motorola,
Symbian, Ericsson, and Microsoft. The WAP Forum promotes WAP,
the industry-wide specification for technology useful in developing
advanced applications and services that operate over wireless
communication networks, mobile phones, pagers, personal digital
assistants, and other wireless devices.
"Telocity is pleased to join the WAP Forum, which includes the
world's most significant players in the mobile market," said Glenn
Stearns, Director Partnership Programs, Telocity, Inc. "Telocity
believes consumers want to use a variety of WAP devices
throughout the home and on the go. Our mission, together with our
partners, is to manage and deploy an open broadband-service-platform
for "life-style" services to millions of customers, to let the consumers
choose and control the services they want."
The WAP Forum comprises over 190 members, including
manufacturers representing 95% of the worldwide mobile handset
market, carriers with over 100 million subscribers, leading
infrastructure providers, PC software companies and other
companies that deliver solutions to the wireless industry. With
active participation from the entire industry, the WAP Forum has
delivered a set of standard protocols and an application
environment designed to run on top of most wireless network
Telocity, Inc. is an emerging provider of branded, broadband services that is specifically targeting the residential market. The company is building the first open, end-to-end high-speed platform for delivering a portfolio of Internet-based services to the home, throughout the home, and on the go, from basic high-speed Internet access to more premium services such as entertainment, financial services, education, e-commerce, telecommuting, personal communications and home management.