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Nokia 3rd Generation Makes Mobile Multimedia a Reality

Nokia has unveiled its 3rd Generation System Solution, providing a complete Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) network for mobile operators.

This cutting edge system will enable true personal mobile multimedia applications and services, when combined with future multimedia handsets.

Based on public 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Program) industry standards, the Nokia (NOK) WCDMA System builds wide-area radio access on top of an evolved GSM core, providing a complete network solution for both new and existing telecommunications operators.

"Further to help operators meet the early anticipated demand for Mobile Multimedia services, Nokia's WCDMA System has been designed to reduce start-up and operating costs associated with deploying a new network," said Eero Vallstrom, Vice President, WCDMA Radio Access Systems, Nokia Networks.

"A Mobile Internet and Mobile Intranet Application continuity can be built from GSM through General Packet Data Services to 3rd Generation, enabling Global IP Mobility."

Nokia's new Base Station System (BSS) solution includes the new Nokia UltraSite site solution, Cellular Transmission, a WCDMA Radio Network Controller (RNC), Network Management System (NMS), planning tools and services.

All these elements follow the open standards of the 3GPP and GSM -- supporting multivendor integration and free competition.

As existing Second Generation networks evolve to 3rd Generation, GPRS is the packet mobile core platform and radio access, enabling Mobile Internet and Mobile Intranet.

GPRS networks provide a path to future multimedia networks through the reuse of existing GPRS investments.

Time-critical voice and video services will continue using the circuit-switched path through the mobile switching centre (MSC).

Non-time-critical services, such as messaging and retrieval services, will use packet-switching through GPRS network elements.