KYOTO, Japan (9 November 1998) The next meeting of the WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) Forum is scheduled to take place December 7th-11th in Kyoto, Japan. The WAP Forum invites all interested parties to attend and strongly encourages industry participation at this open meeting.
The Wireless Application Protocol is a de-facto standard for Internet content and advanced telephony services on digital mobile 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.
About 70 companies currently support WAP. These include network operators, manufacturers, infrastructure providers and other telecommunication industry-related companies. WAP Forum membership is open to all industry participants. A membership application form and the Version 1.0 specification are available for download at the WAP Forum Web site (www.wapforum.org).
WAP Forum open technology meetings have been held in Vancouver, Canada, Helsinki, Finland, Malmö, Sweden and the next meeting will be held in Kyoto, Japan. At this meeting, the WAP Forum will discuss the standardization of the Wireless Application Protocol. Operators, manufacturers, content providers and other related companies from all over the world will participate in this meeting.
DATE: December 7th-11th, 1998
PLACE: Kyoto, Japan (Miyako Hotel)
HOST: DDI, IDO, Matsushita Communications Industrial,
NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc. (NTT DoCoMo)
Anyone interested in WAP is welcomed to attend the "Open Technology Meeting" scheduled to be held on December 9th (13:00-17:00). Interested parties may register to attend the meeting at the WAP Forum Web site. For further details please visit http://www.wapforum.org.
For inquiries, please contact:
TEL +81-3-3221-9526 (Mr. Mishina/Mr. Ishihara)
TEL +81-3-3263-2136 (Mr. Wadagaki/Mr.Yunomiya)
Matsushita Communication Industrial
TEL +81-45-544-3301 (Mr. Komuro)
TEL +81-3-5563-7045 (Ms. Kawasaki)