|Nokia launches world's first 3GPP compatible network platform|
Posted: 17-Aug-2000 [Source: Nokia press release]
[Nokia announces an early 3G evolution platform offering compatibility with the industry 3GPP standards.]
Nokia has today launched the Nokia LiveSite platform, the world's first WCDMA implementation, which is compatible with the latest 3GPP standards for 3rd Generation networks. The Nokia LiveSite, available before the end of this year is a key building block for Nokia's operator customers, in introducing fully 3GPP standards compliant commercial 3rd Generation networks. These will become available from Nokia during the third quarter 2001.
Nokia LiveSite is a major step forward for operators in enhancing their Mobile Internet and Multimedia application evaluation and demonstration capabilities by introducing the 3GPP Release 99 compatible Nokia LiveSite platform. It will allow operators to develop, test and evaluate applications, such as mobile web-browsing, multimedia messaging and video telephony in a real 3G air interface environment.
Nokia intends to install the first of these platforms in Nokia's Mobile 3G Demonstration Centres in Europe and in other Nokia 3G test centres across the world. Nokia LiveSite platforms will also be delivered to Nokia customers before the end of this year, offering them a true 3GPP standards compliant application evaluation and demonstration environment.
"The strength of the Nokia LiveSite lies in its rapid adaptability to changes in standardisation and flexible upgrading of test configurations", says Eero Vallstrom, Vice President, WCDMA Business, Nokia Networks. "In practice, adaptability means that changes in standardisation can be implemented within only a few weeks delay, whereas flexibility enables easy integration of 3G core network elements into the platform."
Nokia has implemented experimental WCDMA field systems installed at facilities around the world, including China, Finland, and Japan. In addition, Nokia has built Mobile 3G Demonstration Centres for use by partner operators in Europe to undertake full evaluation and demonstration of 3rd generation applications in a completely live working environment.
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