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
"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:
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.