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Nokia and Unwired Planet announce interoperability testing of WAP based products

Agreement Signed to Achieve Interoperability Between Nokia and Unwired Planet Wireless Application Protocol Based Products

(January 13, 1999) - Nokia and Unwired Planet, Inc. (UP) initiated interoperability testing between the two companies' products. As co-founders of the WAP Forum (www.wapforum.org), both Nokia and Unwired PlanetTM are committed to WAP interoperability.
This effort is an important step towards implementing the WAP interoperability and conformance requirements as they are formalized. Testing is already underway in a program designed to make both companies' WAP product releases compatible. Nokia's handsets with the Nokia WAP microbrowser will be com-patible with Unwired Planet's UP.LinkTM Server.

"Establishing compatibility between Nokia's and Unwired Planet's WAP products is a critical step towards establishing a global market for wireless data," said Aage Snorgaard, vice president of Wire-less Services for Nokia Mobile Phones. "Nokia is committed to interoperability and open standards to accelerate the availability of the first WAP solutions for its customers."

"UP is committed to making the UP. Link Platform compatible with the Nokia WAP microbrowser," said Alain Rossmann, chairman and chief executive officer for Unwired Planet. "Nokia is the leading wireless manufacturer and dynamic innovator in this industry. Achieving compatibility between Nokia's handsets and UP's servers will enable carriers to rapidly roll out world-class information services."

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.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Unwired Planet, Inc. (UP) is a leading international supplier of open standards-based servers and microbrowsers to the wireless industry. The UP.Link Platform enables mass-market mobile phones running UP.BrowserTM to access live Internet- and intranet-based information, quickly and cost efficiently. UP.Link Server Suite is a proven WAP-compatible gateway that enables interactive information services and value-added applications, including Email, Visual Voicemail,TM Personal Organizer and Electronic Customer Care. Visit www.uplanet.comŽ or www.uplanet.co.uk for more information.
The Unwired Planet name and logo, Visual Voicemail and the family of terms carrying the "UP." prefix are trademarks and uplanet.com is a registered trademark of Unwired Planet, Inc. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Nokia is the world's leading mobile phone supplier and a leading supplier of mobile and fixed telecom networks including related customer services. Nokia also supplies solutions and products for fixed and wireless datacom, as well as multimedia terminals and computer monitors. In 1997, net sales totaled FIM 52.6 billion (USD 9.8 billion). Headquartered in Finland, Nokia is listed on five European Stock Exchanges and on the New York Stock Exchange (NOK.A), has sales in 130 countries and employs more than 42,000 people world-wide.

Contact information:
Megan Matthews
Nokia America
Tel. +1 (972) 894 4267
[email protected]

Sylvia Davis
Crescent Communications
Tel +1 (404) 287 2000
[email protected]

Communications Department
Nokia Mobile Phones
Tel +358 10 505 5744

Up-North America
Don Matias
Bock Communications
Tel +1 (714) 540 1030
[email protected]

Holly James or Vicky Rope
Text 100 Ltd.
Tel +44 (0) 181 242 4101 or 4248
[email protected] or [email protected]

Up-Asia Pacific
Kazuhiko Ishii
Nihon Unwired Planet K.K
Tel +81 3 5322 2936
[email protected]