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Nokia to supply complete WAP solution to KPN Telecom


(June 21, 1999) - Nokia and KPN Telecom have signed an agreement for the supply of an end to end solution, bringing Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) services to the Netherlands. The deal will see KPN and Nokia working together in marketing mobile messaging services throughout the Netherlands.

The agreement covers a comprehensive solution, which includes the Nokia Artus Messaging Platform and mobile phones supporting WAP. With WAP, end users have an optimal platform to access a range of services and Internet content. A wide selection of information and entertainment becomes available, such as news, weather reports, stock prices, e-mail, electronic banking, TV-programmes and movie schedules.

"This agreement with Nokia is an important step in providing sophisticated value added services to our customers in the Netherlands," says Mr. Luc Maas, Marketing Director Mobile Telephony, KPN Telecom. "KPN recently announced its membership of the WAP Forum, underlining our commitment to supply our customers with some of the most exciting mobile data services today."

"Nokia is leading the way in providing operators with equipment that enable mobile data services. Nokia solutions based on WAP will be supplied to several customers in both Asia and Europe," says Mr. Mikko Heikkonen, President Network Systems, Nokia Telecommunications. "We are pleased to be working with KPN in this fast moving market."

Earlier this year Nokia launched the world´s first Internet capable media phone based on the Wireless Application Protocol in Mobile Media Mode (WWW:MMM). The Nokia 7110 dual band GSM 900/1800 media phone has been designed to enable easy access to Internet content from a mobile phone, has a large graphics display and a number of new and innovative features for ease of operation and text input.

Nokia is a founding member of the WAP Forum, which standardises intelligent messaging for creating Internet services and applications for digital mobile phones and wireless terminals. Nokia offers a complete wireless data solution for telecommunications, offering operators the possibility to provide their customers with a range of value-added services.

With over 8 million fixed network customers and more than 2.5 million mobile (GSM) network customers, KPN is market leader in telecommunication in the Netherlands. KPN considers the Netherlands as its home market, but is active in many other countries. Under the brand KPN Telecom, KPN provides a wide range of telecommunications services in the Netherlands. Besides telephony via the fixed network, mobile telephony and Internet services, KPN supplies and manages corporate networks, both for data communication between locations and data communication within a single location. KPN has 33,000 employees and is listed on the Amsterdam, New York, London and Frankfurt stock exchanges. Visit KPN at www.kpn.com.

Nokia is the world's leading mobile phone supplier and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed and IP networks including related customer services. Nokia also supplies solutions and products for fixed and wireless datacom, as well as multimedia terminals and computer displays. In 1998, net sales totaled EUR 13.3 billion (USD 15.7 billion). Headquartered in Finland, Nokia is listed on the New York (NOK), Helsinki, Stockholm, London, Frankfurt and Paris stock exchanges, has sales in over 130 countries and employs more than 47,000 people worldwide.






Contact information:
Ms Arja Suominen, Vice President, Communications
Nokia Telecommunications

Tel. (Int.) + 358 9 5113 8193
Fax (Int.) + 358 9 5113 8199