Nokia First - successfully browsing Chinese Web through WAP
November 30, 1999
Working with Beijing Mobile Communications Corporation (BMCC) and China
Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC), Nokia has demonstrated the use
WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) to browse the Internet in Chinese.
It is the first time that Nokia WAP platforms and the Nokia 7110 media
phone have been used to browse the Internet in Chinese, marking important
progress in Nokia's efforts to develop WAP applications for the Chinese
Nokia conducted the demonstrations using BMCC's GSM network and the Nokia
Artus Messaging Platform. The Beijing Telecom Administration server acted
the information source for the demonstrations.
WAP is an open global standard for communication between a mobile handset
and the Internet or other computer applications. Using WAP-based
such as the Nokia Artus Messaging Platform, real-time mobile services such
as Internet-based plane schedules, weather forecasts, stock quotations,
sports scores and news services will become available for mobile phone and
other mobile device users. At the same time, users can also connect to
corporation intranets, accessing information such as corporation
directories, resources and even cafeteria menus.
According to an agreement earlier this year, Nokia, BMCC and CMCC will
jointly develop WAP applications for the Chinese market.
Nokia can offer operators what few others in the industry can; a complete
end-to-end WAP solution, including WAP gateways, mobile terminals,
and tools 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 SMS Center.
Nokia is paving the way to the mobile information society with its
innovative products and solutions. Nokia is the leading mobile phone
supplier and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed and IP networks including
related services. It also supplies multimedia terminals and computer
displays. In 1998, net sales totaled EUR 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
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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: