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Nokia Debuts IP Mobility Solutions

Nokia Tuesday unveiled major components of its global IP mobility strategy, aimed at providing communications through wireless access.

The company's new Internet Protocol (IP) solutions are designed to enable broadband wireless access to services such as e-mail, corporate information and the Internet. The solution extend corporate LANs to common areas such as meeting rooms and offer in-building public wireless locations such as airport lounges, providing wireless portable computer connectivity.

"Workers spend a significant amount of time away from their desks -- even when they are in the office -- and still need to remain productive," said Chris Nicoll, director of infrastructure analysis. "Nokia offers a network solution to solve this common business problem."

Nokia said the solutions have been developed to save businesses time and money by keeping employees productive while they are away from their desks, and also by reducing IT costs related to providing multi-user connectivity to common areas such as meeting rooms.

The company also said that Internet service providers can save time and costs by offering differentiation through offering mobility solutions. ISPs can provide both wired and wireless high value IP based services, including wireless connectivity, IP security, and IP telephony. These services can be provided to mobile professionals both within corporate locations as well as other areas.

The IP solutions incorporate Nokia's mobility technology in wireless access points, wireless access PC cards, simplified user and administration environments. Also included in the solutions technology are integrated firewall-VPN solutions, authentication, encryption, IP telephony solutions, such as advanced call control and processing, client solutions, residential to carrier PSTN Gateways, IP telephones and high speed access solutions, such as DSL infrastructure and CPE technology.

Nokia's global IP Mobility solutions will be demonstrated at the Networld+Interop trade show in Las Vegas this week and are slated for commercial availability in June.

"This represents a significant step toward enabling the data communications market to move toward a wireless information society," said Pekka Lundmark, senior vice president of Nokia Wireless Business Communications.

"Enabling the mobility of IP services via secure, broadband, wireless connectivity will change the traditional data networking playing field, similar to the way cellular has changed the wide area communications market."