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Ericsson Finland adopts LPG WAPoffice

Finnish mobile software company LPG Innovations announced today that Ericsson Finland will adopt the LPG WAPoffice(TM) software. LPG WAPoffice will allow Ericsson employees to access their personal e-mails, calendars, address books and other directories with their WAP enabled devices.

Initially, LPG WAPoffice will be issued to 200 Ericsson employees. Users will be mainly sales personnel and employees of the recently founded mobile Internet test laboratory, MAI (Mobile Applications Initiative). Ericsson clients will also be given the opportunity to test LPG WAPoffice at the laboratory.

- Electronic mail is by far the most used application of the traditional Internet and LPG WAPoffice allows its use through mobile devices. The need for WAP-based solutions like this is increasing the most in large companies because they want to free their employees from the constraints of place and time when they need to use applications like e-mail, comments Pekka Kelkka, CEO of LPG Innovations.

- LPG Innovations ran the LPG WAPoffice development tests in Ericssons mobile Internet applications test laboratory MAI. We found LPG WAPoffice to be a good practical solution to Ericsson employees in Finland as well. Through mobile Internet solutions we can offer our employees a chance to make their daily lives easier. They can work when and where it suits them best, says Matti Räty, Director, Mobile Internet Solutions, Ericsson Finland.

LPG WAPoffice users can employ a WAP phone or other WAP enabled device like Palm Pilot to access the same e-mail system they normally use with their PC or workstation. The mail server can be any standard IMAP or POP3 mail system. The calendar offers a real time connection to the users calendaring system. Users can also add new events as well as delete or modify existing events in their calendars with a WAP device, without the need for separate synchronizing.

Ericsson is the leading communications supplier, combining innovation in mobility and Internet in creating the new era of mobile Internet. Ericsson provides total solutions covering everything from systems and applications to mobile phones and other communications tools. With more than 100,000 employees in 140 countries, Ericsson simplifies communications for customers all over the world.

LPG Innovations Oy (www.lpginnovations.com), founded in 1994, is one of the mobile Internets early pioneers. The company provides service level enhancing solutions for corporations, operators and service providers. LPG Innovations focuses on transforming new technologies to highly scalable solutions with open interfaces and inbuilt fault tolerance. LPG Innovations customers include mobile operators (Sonofon), b-to-b service providers (LCI Mobile), and large corporations (BMW). LPG Innovations partners include Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. The company is owned by employees and venture capital companies Softbank Europe Ventures and Capital Management. Currently, LPG Innovations employs over 120 people in three Finnish development centres and branch offices in Germany and the UK.

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Esa Aho, Marketing Director, LPG Innovations Oy
tel. +358 30 6006 341, mobile +358 40 758 6362
[email protected]

Mr. Matti Räty, Director, Mobile Internet Solutions, Ericsson Finland
tel. +358 9 299 2288, mobile +358 40 771 4589
[email protected]