|Nokia and Cable & Wireless to develop global mobile Internet platform|
Posted: 07-Jul-2000 [Source: Nokia press release]
[Nokia works with Cable & Wireless to offer wireless applications to carriers.]
Nokia Networks, the infrastructure arm of Nokia, and Cable & Wireless, the global telecommunications group, today announced the beginning of a co-operation to create a truly global, mobile Internet platform.
Nokia will provide the services platform, innovative applications and systems integration that are compatible with Cable & Wireless' world-class Internet systems. The platform, hosted by Cable & Wireless, will provide fully managed wireless ASP and Internet services to second and 3rd Generation mobile network operators, Internet service providers, fixed operators and large corporate customers. By using the platform, Cable & Wireless customers will be able to provide access to leading-edge Internet content, information and location-based services, mobile-commerce and business applications via mobile devices.
Graham Wallace, Chief Executive, Cable and Wireless plc, said: "By combining the strength of our global IP infrastructure and hosting centres with Nokia's innovative mobile Internet solutions and leading position in the mobile market, Cable & Wireless is opening up this new market for its customers."
"The agreement with Cable & Wireless is an excellent example of making Nokia's vision of the mobile information society a reality. With its solid business model, Cable & Wireless is able to support mobile operators, ISPs and corporate customers to make their IP business mobile. Nokia is delighted to be working with Cable & Wireless, in the delivery of leading end-to-end solutions for the mobile Internet era." says Sari Baldauf, President, Nokia Networks.
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