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Issue #2003 - 07 (February 2003)
(Updated Feb. 27, 2003)


OZ's standards-based Mobile Instant Messaging Technology Licensed by Nokia

Cannes, France - February 18, 2003 - OZ Communications, a leading provider of mobile instant communication solutions, today announced at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes that Nokia has licensed OZ's mobile Instant Messaging and group server. OZ's technology will be part of the Nokia Presence Solution, which Nokia will market to mobile operators worldwide.

The Nokia Presence Solution follows the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) IMPS v. 1.1 enabler release, a set of specifications for interoperable mobile Instant Messaging and Presence Services. OZ is among the most active supporters of the IMPS-related activities within OMA and has been working also with Nokia on various mobile IMPS technologies.

Standards-based, always-on mobile Instant Messaging and Presence Services will provide people with a compelling user experience. With presence, people will be able to express their availability for communication and other information such as their location, current activity and phone capabilities. Instant Messaging and group communications are a natural extension of the presence service, enabling people to easily communicate with other individuals or groups in a variety of ways. 

"OZ has demonstrated its technical excellence when working with Nokia. Services enabled by presence, like Instant Messaging, enable great opportunities for mobile operators. The Nokia Presence Solution is a state-of-the-art offering that helps operators leverage this technology in a standardized way," said Oliver Boldt, Head of Product Business, Presence & Group Communications at Nokia.

"I am thrilled that Nokia has selected to co-operate with OZ in mobile Instant Messaging and Presence Services. This collaboration reflects our technical innovation and expertise, and is a good example of OZ's strategy to work with global companies like Nokia to bring our technology to the market", said Skuli Mogensen, CEO of OZ. 

OZ is demonstrating its mobile instant communication solutions in stand D5, Hall 2 at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France, February 18th - 21st.

About OZ 
OZ Communications Inc. (OZTM) is a provider of instant communication solutions to mobile operators. OZ's solutions seamlessly combine mobile instant messaging, group communications, presence, content sharing and value-added services across devices to enable people to communicate with complete mobility and freedom, anytime, anywhere. OZ is a dedicated supporter of the Open Mobile Alliance in creating open specifications for mobile Instant Messaging and Presence Services and is a member of the Open Mobile Alliance. 

Source: Press Release from Oz
For more information: http://www.oz.com

MobileInfo Comments and Advisory: A good win for Oz. Instant messaging will become increasingly useful enhancement of enterprise applications for alerting appropriate personnel in case of problem situations.

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