Nokia to supply complete WAP solution to KPN
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.
Ms Arja Suominen, Vice President,
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