Nokia and Sonofon Sign Agreement Bringing WAP-Based Mobile Internet Services to Denmark

    Nokia and Sonofon have signed an agreement to bring WAP services to Denmark with the supply of the Nokia Artus Messaging Platform.

    Sonofon will be among the first operators in Denmark to provide Internet access from WAP-enabled mobile phones. In addition, Sonofon will extend their offering with the Nokia Corporate WAP Server to enable its corporate customers to use tailor-made integrated WAP solutions.

    Using WAP, the Nokia Artus Messaging Platform enables the mobile phone user on the move to easily access Internet information, such as headline news, sports results, stock quotes, and on-line travel and banking services. By supporting HTTPS, a secure protocol for fetching Internet content, The Nokia Artus Messaging Platform enables secure access to corporate intranets and other sensitive databases.

    Ulrik Bulow, President and CEO, Sonofon says: "Nokia is a frontrunner in WAP technology which will secure an early time-to-market when e-commerce becomes widely deployed. This agreement allows Sonofon to provide advanced and exciting mobile data services to our customers today."

    "WAP is a key enabler of making the Internet mobile, and Sonofon will be able to build totally new secure and personalized services for its mobile customers," says Pekka Salonoja, Vice President, Messaging and Service Platforms, Nokia, "We are pleased to extend our relationship with Sonofon as a complete WAP solution partner."

    Nokia can offer operators what few others in the industry can; a complete end-to-end WAP solution, including WAP gateways, mobile terminals, browsers, and tools for WAP -based content creation and delivery. Nokia provides a range of infrastructure products that support WAP such as the Nokia Artus Messaging Platform and the Nokia Artus SMS Center.

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