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Nokia, Inktomi Hope to Boost Wireless Payoffs

Inktomi Corp., a developer of scalable Internet infrastructure software, and Nokia Networks, Thursday announced a wireless partnership designed to provide operators with a scalable platform for offering revenue-generating mobile services.

Nokia Networks, a division of Nokia Corp. (NOK) will integrate the Inktomi (INKT) Traffic Server network cache, deployed in many large networks as the default proxy cache, with its Artus Messaging Platform WAP Gateway and Artus MAX Platform for its mobile Internet service delivery platform.

The combined solution is an open-standards-based platform for the delivery of wireless data and will support current and emerging protocols and services. This integration aims to provide wireless operators with a highly scalable and secure wireless data delivery solution and ensure that applications built today can seamlessly adapt to rapidly evolving standards.

Additionally, both companies will co-develop infrastructure software and applications for third-generation wireless networks (3G) aiming to bring increased speed, reliability and availability to high-bandwidth wireless Internet services. With this technology, wireless operators deploying 3G networks can take advantage of high-speed data services while reducing infrastructure and service provisioning costs.

"As third-generation applications and services emerge, the Nokia-Inktomi solution will become important elements of content delivery infrastructure," said Ari Lehtoranta, vice president systems integration, Nokia Networks.

"In this era of mobile Internet and future 3G networks we will focus on working with world-leading industry players, particularly in software and application development," he said.