Nortel, HP Build Wireless Internet

[Toronto, CANADA] – Nortel
Networks
and Hewlett-Packard Co. plan to
develop end-to-end wireless Internet solutions and mobile e-services to
deliver access to information anytime, anywhere.

The initial offering will be a mobile portal solution that provides
Internet access across Nortel Networks’ wireless infrastructure using a
combination of HP’s and Nortel Networks’ computing infrastructure,
middleware and appliance clients. This solution will be targeted at the
mobile professional or remote workforce.

“HP is leading-edge when it comes to next generation Internet services
and devices, and Nortel Networks is driving the migration of wireless
networks to IP,” said Lloyd Carney, president, Wireless Internet, Nortel
Networks.

According to Carney, the global market for wireless infrastructure is
expected to reach US $200 billion by 2003 and the market for mobile
portal solutions is expected to reach US $11 billion by 2003.

The mobile portal solutions will use HP’s Wireless Application Protocol
(WAP)-enabled Mobile E-services commerce platform. HP and Nortel
Networks will provide a complete mobile portal architecture as well as
mobile front-ends to existing Internet portals. This solution will
include voice portal capability, compression technology, security, and
Quality of Service (QOS) and allows for complete on-the-go access to
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management
(CRM), database, email and voicemail content via wireless data and
voice.

Nortel Networks and HP are exploring other wireless Internet
opportunities, including complete m-commerce solutions that will
allow businesses to integrate their sales,
marketing and service capabilities with the Internet.

Nortel Networks’ wireless eBusiness solutions are delivered over
different devices, including WAP phones, Windows CE and Palm OS handheld
devices. HP will provide integrated payment solutions to Nortel
Networks’ wireless Internet solutions to enable secure electronic
transaction over wireless devices.

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