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December 28 -- Nokia Completes Development of GPRS Network Infrastructure Components

December 28 – Nokia, a leading supplier of mobile phones, mobile and fixed and IP networks, announced it has successfully completed a number of significant General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) development and testing objectives. At present, Nokia had completed individual network element development for GPRS elements, including Gateway Support Node (GGSN), Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN), Charging Gateway (CG) and GPRS Bas Station Subsystem (BSS). System integration testing has commenced and completion is expected in the first quarter of 2000.

The Nokia GPRS solution has the full support of the following interfaces: GB, GR, Gs, Gd, Gn, Gp and Gf.  Its GPRS solution also supports Short Message Service (SMS) over GPRS, all classes of GPRS-enabled mobile terminals and pre-paid WAP based applications.

Nokia’s GPRS core network infrastructure is a commercially capable hardware and has been in the hands of its customers since August 1999.   With the recent success of its GPRS development and testing, Nokia will rollout upgrades of commercial software commencing in Spring 2000 thus providing customers with enhanced mobile data applications.

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