|Nokia Avenue launched at CeBit - next generation Internet access concentrator|
Posted: 23-Feb-2000 [Source: Nokia press release]
[New IP access concentrator from Nokia enables ISP's to provide dial-up Internet via WAP across a mobile network.]
Hannover -- Today at CeBit 2000 in Hannover, Germany, Nokia has launched the Nokia
Avenue, a high capacity IP access concentrator. This unique product
decreases costs and generates new revenue for Internet Service Providers
(ISP's) as well as mobile operators offering Internet access to their
Nokia Avenue introduces integrated Signalling System 7 (SS7) functionality
to dial-up IP access, for the first time in a single product. This generates
revenue as a share of the call connection fee goes to the ISP. Nokia's
customers will also be able to save money with Nokia Avenue as it is
connected into the network via the SS7 system.
This product is the most powerful on the market today, cabable of supporting
50,000 subscribers. It will be available for commercial deliveries in
September this year.
"Nokia Avenue bridges the IP network and and the Public Switched Telephone
Network. Built for the fast-paced, quick-payback IP business, Nokia Avenue
enables expanded billing possibilities for those offering IP-based services,
giving independency and managability to the billing system, a critical
element of today's networks," says Aarne Sipil, Vice President, Fixed
Switching, Nokia Networks. "This brings possibilities to provide new
charging schemes for applications such as pre-paid WAP and World Wide Web
With Nokia Avenue, mobile operators will be ready for increasing WAP and
mobile data traffic. Nokia Avenue can be integrated with other vendors'
access servers; therefore protecting investments. It also enables ISPs to
offer dynamic new service packages as well as offering a gateway to mobile
data and mobile Internet services, such as those based on WAP. Nokia Avenue
is a highly scalable product meaning that operators or service providers can
offer their customers guaranteed carrier-class services. This also gives the
possibility to have "faster to Net" access due to improved managebility.
Nokia is paving the way to the mobile information society with its
innovative products and solutions. Nokia is the leading mobile phone
supplier and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed and IP networks, related
services as well as multimedia terminals. In 1999, net sales totaled EUR
19.8 billion (USD 19.9 billion). Headquartered in Finland, Nokia is listed
on the New York (NOK), Helsinki, Stockholm, London, Frankfurt and Paris
stock exchanges and employs more than 55 000 people.
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