Ericsson and Unwired Planet announce interoperability testing of WAP products
24th March 1999 - Ericsson and Unwired Planet, Inc. (UP) today announced that the two companies
have initiated interoperability testing between their WAP based products in
order to make them compatible.
Ericsson and UP are both committed to Wireless Application Protocol
interoperability, as co-founders of the WAP Forum (www.wapforum.org). This
effort is an important step toward implementing the WAP interoperability and
conformance requirements as they are formalised. Ericsson's handsets will be
compatible with the Unwired Planet UP.Link Server, and handsets containing
the UP.Browser software will be compatible with Ericsson's WAP Gateway.
The UP.Link Platform enables mass-market mobile phones running UP.Browser to
access live Internet and intranet-based information, quickly and cost
efficiently. UP.Link Server Suite is a proven and scaleable WAP-compatible
gateway that enables interactive information services and value-added
applications, including Email, Visual Voicemail , Personal Organizer and
Electronic Customer Care.
Ericsson is committed to accelerate the availability of world-class WAP
solutions for its customers. Ericsson so far offers two system products based
on WAP: WAP Gateway, a network node for wireless operators, providing direct
connection between the mobile network and Internet servers, and WAP-IDE
(Integrated Developer's Environment), which allows the development of mass
market access to Internet services from small-screen wireless phones. WAP-IDE
can be downloaded free of charge from http://mobileinternet.ericsson.se.
"Achieving interoperability with Ericsson's WAP products is key to our open
strategy," said Alain Rossmann, Chairman and CEO for Unwired Planet.
"Ericsson is a leader in wireless handsets and infrastructure. Achieving
compatibility between Ericsson's and UP's servers and handsets will enable
carriers to rapidly roll out WAP services."
Ericsson is the leading provider in the new telecoms world, with
communications solutions that combine telecom and datacom technologies with
freedom of mobility for the user. With more than 100,000 employees in 140
countries, Ericsson simplifies communications for its customers - network
operators, service providers, enterprises and consumers - the world over.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT
Christer Erlandson, Director, Ericsson Wireless Internet
Ericsson Business Unit New and Special Business Operations
Phone: +46 8 404 24 10, +46 70 558 20 49
E-mail: [email protected]
Johan Wiklund, Ericsson Corporate Communications
Phone: +46 70 5600134; E-mail: [email protected]
The Unwired Planet name, Visual Voicemail and the family of terms carrying the
"UP." prefix are trademarks and the Unwired Planet logo and uplanet.com are
registered trademarks of Unwired Planet, Inc. All Rights Reserved. All other
company, brand and product names may be marks that are the sole property of
their respective owners.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Unwired Planet, Inc. (UP) is a growing pre-
IPO company and leading supplier of open standards-based servers and
microbrowsers for the international wireless Internet industry. UP products
can operate over multiple airlink protocols, including GSM, CDMA, iDEN, TDMA,
PDC, PHS and CDPD. The company has regional offices in London and Tokyo. Visit
www.uplanet.comŽ or www.uplanet.co.uk for more information.
The Wireless Application Protocol is a de-facto standard for Internet content
and advanced telephony services in digital mobile phones and other wireless
terminals. The WAP Forum has published a global wireless protocol
specification for all wireless networks that will be contributed to the
appropriate standard bodies.
WAP enables manufacturers, network operators, content providers and
application developers to offer compatible products and secure services on all
digital devices and networks resulting in greater economies of scale and
universal access to information. WAP Forum membership is open to all industry
participants. A membership application form and the Version 1.0 specification
are available for download at the WAP Forum Web site: www.wapforum.org.