Nokia to Supply GPRS Network and WAP Solution to Mobilix in Denmark

    Nokia has signed an agreement to supply the Danish operator Mobilix with a complete GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) network.

    The deal includes the entire GPRS network, including core network infrastructure, Base Station Subsystem and a full range of customer services. Deliveries have already begun.

    As part of the deal, Nokia will also supply a WAP Gateway extension to the Nokia Artus Messaging Platform. Messaging Platform is a comprehensive platform for WAP and messaging applications over a variety of bearers including SMS, USSD and GPRS. Mobilix already has the Nokia Artus SMS Center in use, and to compliment it, with this deal they will also be supplied with the Nokia Artus USSD Center, an application platform for offering interactive messaging services.

    "The Nokia GPRS solution is a natural step in expanding Mobilix' wireless data services and is essential to the evolution of 3rd Generation networks," says Gilles Lamberty, the Technical Director of Mobilix, "Nokia's GPRS solution enables us to make use of IP connectivity to deliver a variety of new innovative applications for our customers."

    "Nokia is pleased to further strengthen its relationship with Mobilix, having supplied both GSM and fixed network infrastructure since 1997," said Steen Boas Andersen, Managing Director, Nokia Networks, Denmark. "Nokia's GPRS has integrated best in class technology solutions to provide among the most secure connections to the Internet on the market.

    GPRS brings IP based, packet switched connections to the GSM network, allowing faster and easier Internet access to the mobile mass market. It also serves as an ideal bearer for WAP based applications.

    Mobilix will deploy a GPRS system comprising of the Nokia SGSN, (Serving GPRS Support Node) Nokia GGSN (Gateway GPRS Support Node), Charging Gateway and IP backbone components necessary for GPRS deployment.

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