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Nokia Releases Wireless Intranet Upgrade

Nokia Networks Thursday rolled out a GPRS wireless communications upgrade for new and existing Nokia GSM digital cellular operator clients.

General Packet Radio Service, an efficient solution for the use of limited bandwidth that is particularly suited for sending and receiving small bursts of data, such as e-mail and Web browsing, is 60 times faster than GSM's original model. Global System for Mobile Communications is one of the leading digital cellular systems and is the standard in Europe and Asia.

The solution, created to help GSM operators work to provide secure access to Internet and intranet systems, includes software that may be remotely downloaded to Nokia (NOK) Base Stations so that no remote cell site visits are needed.

"Nokia's complete GPRS solution enables new and existing GSM operators to take significant steps in providing secure mobile access to the Internet, intranet and other IP-based services, based on open, non-proprietary standards," said Olli Oittinen, vice president, marketing and sales, radio access systems, Nokia Networks.

"Nokia's GPRS upgrade solution for base stations is yet another example of our innovative designs and solution developments for operators to migrate cost effectively towards new service offerings."

The news follows the release of a GPRS core network system that supports open standards and multi-vendor interoperability. This includes Internet Protocol (IP) core and integrated service management and billing solutions.