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Press Release 7 May 1998
WIRELESS APPLICATION PROTOCOL SPECIFICATION VERSION 1.0 NOW PUBLISHED ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB

WAP Forum Delivers Version 1.0 Specification to Enable Internet/Intranet Access Combined with Advanced Telephony Services on Wireless Devices

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (7 May 1998) - The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Forum announced today that the WAP version 1.0 specification is now publicly available from the WAP Forum Web site at http://www.wapforum.org.

The founding members - Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia, and Unwired Planet (now Phone.com) developed the first draft of the specification, which was published in February. The completed Wireless Application Protocol version 1.0 specification is based on input from many of the 37 new WAP Forum members. Open meetings were held in London and Miami to discuss the draft specifica-tion. Input that was received from meetings and via the WAP Forum Web site, was considered in the editing process by WAP Forum working groups.

The WAP version 1.0 specifications are a set of 19 documents, which define the overall WAP architecture: A Wireless Application Environment which defines the Wireless Markup Language, Script Language, and Wireless Telephony Application Interface; A transport layer that includes support for Datagram Protocol, Transaction Protocol, Control Message Protocol, and Transport Layer Security; and a Wireless Session Protocol specification enabling both connection-mode and connectionless services. All of the documents can be found at the WAP Forum Web site at http://www.wapforum.org/docs/technical.htm.

WAP brings Internet content and advanced services to digital cellular phones and other wireless terminals. WAP is a global wireless protocol specification that works across the following wire-less network technology types: GSM (900, 1800 & 1900MHz), PDC, CDMA (IS-95 and/or IS-707), US-TDMA (IS-136), iDEN (ESMR), DataTAC, Mobitex, CDPD, DECT, PHS, FLEX, and ReFLEX. Applications using WAP are scaleable across a variety of transport options and device types. A common standard offers potential economies of scale, encouraging cellular phone and other device manufacturers to invest in developing compatible products. With WAP, cellular and other wireless network carriers and content providers are able to develop new differentiated service offerings as a way to attract new subscribers, while consumers benefit from more and varied choices in mobile communications applications, advanced services and Internet access.

About The WAP Forum

WAP specifies Internet content and advanced telephony services access on digital cellular phones and other wireless terminals. The WAP Forum has published a global wireless protocol specification for all wireless networks that will be contributed to appropriate standards 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. WAP version 1.0 specification and membership details are available at http://www.wapforum.org.

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For further information:

Joakim Nelson, Senior Manager
System Planning
Ericsson Mobile Communications
Tel. +46 46 193 015

Agneta Hrte-Jacobsson, Press Officer
Ericsson Business Area Mobile Systems
Tel. +46 8 404 5983

Sanjay Jhawar, European Business Manager
Smart Phone and Data Products
Motorola Cellular Subscriber Sector
Tel. +44 1256 790122

Barbara Jankowski, Public Relations Manager
Motorola Cellular Subscriber Sector
Tel. +44 1256 790173

Mikko Terho, Vice President, Wireless Data
Nokia Mobile Phones
Tel. +358 10 505 6868

Eija-Riitta Huovinen, Press Officer
Nokia Mobile Phones
Tel. +358 10 505 6920

Benjamin Linder, Vice President, Marketing
Unwired Planet (now Phone.com)
Tel. +1 650 596 5251

Malcolm Bird, Managing Director
Unwired Planet (now Phone.com) Europe
Tel. +44 1707 828 051