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.

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