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WAP Demo Walking Tours at GSM World Congress '99

The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Forum (www.wapforum.org) cordially invites media and analysts to attend booth-to-booth walking tours on the show floor of GSM World Congress '99. The tour will feature the latest WAP demos and WAP product rollout plans from top companies in the wireless industry. Come see the de-facto standard for Internet communications and advanced telephony on wireless devices. Media and analysts are encouraged to confirm their attendance on either Day One or Day Two with Vince Butler (972-830-2879 or [email protected]). Spokespeople will also be available for one-on-one interviews.

WHEN: Day One

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999

1:30 - 2:30 pm (tour begins at France Telecom)

2:30 – 3:00 pm (one-one-one interviews)

  • France Telecom (Booth #D7) – to be exclusively announced at show
  • Alcatel (Booth #C3) – WAP-ready solution demo in partnership with SFR and Unwired Planet (now Phone.com)
  • GSM Information Network b.v. (Booth #F17) – WAP content and services
  • Comverse Network Systems (Booths #F3 & G5) – WAP-based wireless unified messaging
  • APiON (Booth #G23) – WAP gateway
  • Unwired Planet (now Phone.com) (Partner Booths #C3, #D7, #B3; Suite #00.03, Level 0, Palais des Festivals) – WAP microbrowser running on GSM handsets and networks

Day Two

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999

2:00 - 3:00 pm (tour begins at Siemens)

3:00 – 3:30 pm (one-one-one interviews)

  • Siemens (Booth #C4 & C6) – New Siemens S25 browser-enabled hand-set
  • Sendit (Booth #B14/Compaq Booth #D12) – ICSA (Internet Cellular Smart Access) software prepared for WAP applications
  • Ericsson (Booth #B2) – WAP gateway/proxy and WAP IDE – service developer's toolkit
  • Matsushita (Booth #D2) – G600' model with WAP operation
  • Tecnomen Oy (Booth #H2) – WAP-based unified messaging


SPOKESPEOPLE: Chuck Parrish, Unwired Planet (now Phone.com) and WAP Forum Board Chairman

Sanjay Jhawar, Sendit

Paul Schofield, Telstra

Aage Snorgaard, Nokia

Denis Murphy, APiON

Patrick Imbert, Gemplus

And many others…


CONTACT: Vince Butler/BSMG Worldwide: (972) 830-2879; [email protected]

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