Sweden's Telia to roll-out WAP services using Nokia technology
November 25, 1999
Telia Mobile, the largest mobile operator in the Nordic region, is to
its WAP services after signing an agreement with Nokia for the supply of
Nokia Artus Messaging Platform.
Telia Mobile, based in Sweden, offers WAP over its MyDOF (Department of
Future) platform. DOF is a GSM subscription integrated with the Internet
allowing subscribers access to a range of services including information
transactions, such as buying plane tickets using mobile phones. Telia
recently launched trials of WAP services, using the Nokia 7110 media phone
and Nokia's WAP Gateway.
"Telia is pleased to continue its relationship with Nokia and to be able
use the Nokia Artus Messaging Platform to facilitate additional advanced
services for our DOF subcribers, a futuristic platform that encompasses
the data-related services," said Stefan Fägerhall, Executive Vice
of Telia Mobile, "The underlying philosophy is to help mobile subscribers
use their phones for more than just voice calls."
Nokia and Telia have been working together in the development of WAP
services since 1998 using Nokia infrastructure and phones. With MyDOF,
subscribers can access a comprehensive office package featuring innovative
Internet-based communications solutions. Or they can access Internet
services wherever they happen to be. They can also go to one central
to access all types of messages, fax, SMS, voicemail and email. E-mail can
be sent and retrieved directly from a mobile phone.
"By combining the Internet and mobility, we see the emergence of a mobile
information society that will change the way we work and communicate
said Seppo Rantakokko, Managing Director, Nokia Networks, Sweden. "Nokia
offer operators what few others in the industry can; a complete end-to-end
WAP solution, including WAP gateways, mobile terminals, browsers, and
for WAP -based content creation and delivery. Nokia provides a range of
infrastructure products that support WAP such as the Nokia Artus Messaging
Platform and the Nokia Artus USSD Center."
Telia is the leading supplier of telecom-based information services in the
Nordic/Baltic region. At the same time, "seamless" pan-European and global
services are being realized through powerful alliances and partnerships in
Europe and around the world. Annual turnover 1998 reached 51 240 MSEK and
the number of employees amounted to approx. 30 600.
Nokia is the leading mobile phone supplier and a leading supplier of
fixed and IP networks including related services. It also supplies
multimedia terminals and computer displays. In 1998, net sales totalled
13.3 billion (USD 15.7 billion). Headquartered in Finland, Nokia is listed
on the New York (NOK), Helsinki, Stockholm, London, Frankfurt and Paris
stock exchanges and employs more than 53 000 people worldwide.
Ms Arja Suominen, Vice President,
Communications, Nokia Networks
Tel. (Int.) + 358 9 5113 8193,
Fax (Int.) + 358 9 5113 8199
Email [email protected]
Notes to Editors:
The Wireless Application Protocol is a de-facto standard for Internet
content and advanced telephony services in digital mobile phones and other
wireless terminals. WAP enables manufacturers, network operators, content
providers and application developers to offer compatible products and
services on all digital devices and networks resulting in greater
of scale and universal access to information. WAP Forum membership is open
to all industry participants. A membership application form and the WAP
specification 1.1 are available for download at the WAP Forum Web site: