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Nocom and Nokia form partnership in the Nordic region to provide leading Nokia WAP server technology

(May 17, 1999) - Nokia Wireless Software Solutions, a leader in open WAP server solutions for Internet enabled enterprises, has named Nocom AB as its primary business development partner in Sweden and Norway. Nocom AB is the leading value added distributor of Web enabled products and services in Scandinavia.

WAP, or Wireless Application Protocol, enables corporations, system integrators and software developers to offer Internet- or Intranet -based information and services to their customers, business partners and employees through a mobile phone.

The Nokia WAP Server is an open server software platform for mobile applications and a gateway between the wireless network and the Internet or a company's internal network. It converts and optimizes information to meet the characteristics of wireless transport and that of handheld terminals, such as mobile phones. It can retrieve content from origin servers such as Web servers and other corporate information systems and deliver it to any WAP-compliant terminal through wireless connections. The Nokia WAP Server is based on a 100% compliant implementation of the WAP protocol stack, as defined by the WAP Forum.

"In Sweden and Norway there is a tremendous demand from our Web focused customers to provide sophisticated solutions to effectively extend their Internet and Intranet Web offerings into the wireless, mobile world." Said Anders Jonson, President of Nocom AB. "The open WAP Server technology from Nokia provides corporations and IT-organizations an open platform to deliver new and legacy services and applications through the air to their customers"

Nocom AB will offer Nokia WAP Server, as well as integration and consulting services around the products, to help organizations improve the effectiveness of their online businesses and increase the return on their Web investments. Nocom will also train other partners to provide Nokia WAP-Server technical integration capabilities and consulting.

"Nocom has demonstrated an expertise in providing solutions to enterprise customers who are looking to the Web to enhance their corporate productivity." said David M Schmertz, Director of Channel Sales for Nokia Wireless Software Solutions. "We are very enthusiastic about Nocom's ability to provide our Scandinavian customers and partners with comprehensive product services and support."

Nocom AB are a listed company on the Stockholm Stock Exchange end is the leading value added distributor of web enabled software products and services in Scandinavia. The head quarter is based in Uppsala, Sweden. (www.nocom.se)

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 1998, net sales totaled FIM 79.2 billion (USD 15.7 billion, EUR 13.3 billion). Headquartered in Finland, Nokia is listed on five European Stock Exchanges and on the New York Stock Exchange (NOK.A), has sales in over 130 countries and employs more than 47,000 people worldwide.

The Nokia WAP Server is offered by Nokia Wireless Software Solutions, a Nokia unit focusing on the development of WAP technology and mobile solutions and applications for corporations and service providers, as well as mobile software platforms for software developers and system integrators.

Contact information:

Nocom AB: Anders Jonson
Tel +46 708655301

Nokia Wireless Software Solutions: David M. Schmertz
Tel: +358 40 722 2367