|Nokia to deliver WAP solution to China Mobile|
Posted: 22-Jan-2001 [Source: Nokia press release]
[System to be operational next month.]
Nokia Neu CommTech Company Ltd.(Nokia Neu), one of Nokia's joint ventures in China, and the Beijing and Hubei branches of China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC) have signed an agreement for the delivery of Nokia's WAP solution for the creation and delivery of mobile Internet services to North, Central and Western regions of China.
Nokia Neu develops comprehensive Mobile Internet and Messaging platforms and applications for Chinese cellular market. Nokia Neu was established on June 2000, it has today fully operational local R&D and Systems Integration centers to respond rapidly emerging mobile application needs in China.
Deliveries have already begun, and the system will be operational in February this year. Following this agreement, WAP services will be offered to more than one million subscribers in China.
"Nokia is very pleased to co-operate with CMCC to build WAP services which will help drive the growth of mobile Internet services in China," said Mikko Mattila, Deputy General Manager of Nokia Neu, "Together with GPRS, WAP services and applications are the first important step for the delivery of advanced next generation mobile services to the customers."
Nokia can offer operators what few others in the industry can; a complete end-to-end WAP solution, including WAP gateways, WAP portal, mobile terminals, browsers, tools for WAP -based content creation and delivery, and systems integration services. In addition to infrastructure, Nokia Professional Services provides comprehensive service solutions for planning, deploying, managing, and enhancing WAP solutions.
In supporting an applications driven business, Nokia works together with the industry's largest developer community. This activity is crucial in making the market for mobile value-added services, especially regarding standard technologies, such as WAP. The industry is moving towards convergence of Telecom, IT, content and mobility. In this evolution, Nokia is taking a leading role and developers play an important role in this since Nokia wants to stimulate the creation of new services.
Nokia is committed to a long-term development and preferred partnership in China. With innovative technology, Nokia has continuously strengthened its market position as a leading supplier of mobile and fixed network system and mobile phones in China. China is Nokia's second largest market in the world. Nokia's investment in China has surpassed USD one billion. Nokia has established over 20 representative offices, seven joint ventures, one wholly owned manufacturing plant and one R&D center, with over 5,000 employees in China.
Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Backed by its experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed and IP networks. By adding mobility to the Internet Nokia creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives of people. Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on six major exchanges.
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