Arthur Andersen Joins Elite Group of Wireless Industry Leaders
ATLANTA, Dec. 9, 1999
Arthur Andersen becomes the first Big 5 member of the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Forum
Arthur Andersen can now provide greater value to its wireless clients as an
associate member of the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Forum. The firm
recently joined this group of industry leaders who collectively support the
protocol that empowers individuals with wireless devices to easily access
interact with information and services over existing wireless networks.
The creation of the WAP Forum in 1997 was a landmark event for the
industry. This forum was launched by Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia and
(formerly Unwired Planet) to develop worldwide standards for wireless
"This is the first time in the history of wireless communications that
three of the world's major centers of technological innovation - Europe,
United States and Asia - have come together to form a standard in the very
nascent stages of technological development," says Vivek Tulja, a director
Arthur Andersen specializing in wireless communications.
The WAP Forum has over 200 members consisting of network equipment
network operators and software vendors. As the only Big 5 firm currently a
member of the forum, Arthur Andersen continues to demonstrate its
the wireless industry and create partnerships with its clients.
"WAP represents a tremendous growth opportunity for carriers around the
world. Membership allows us to gain insight into the industry issues and
challenges that our clients face every day in the new economy," says Tulja.
Arthur Andersen's vision is to be the partner for success in the new
The firm helps clients find new ways to create, manage and measure value in
rapidly changing global economy. With world-class skills in assurance, tax,
consulting and corporate finance, Arthur Andersen has more than 72,000
over 80 countries who are united by a single worldwide operating structure
fosters inventiveness, knowledge sharing and a focus on client success.
its beginning in 1913, Arthur Andersen has realized 86 years of
growth, with 1999 revenues over $7 billion. Arthur Andersen is a business
of Andersen Worldwide.
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Heather L. Stupak,