Accenture and Nokia Team Up to Build Wireless Solutions for Corporate Customers Worldwide

Rapid Results for Organisations Operating at eSpeed

LONDON and HELSINKI, November 1, 2000 - Accenture and Nokia today announced a global co- operation agreement aimed at helping corporations and service providers build their own Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)-based solutions. Accenture is a leading global management and technology consultancy. Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications.

As part of this initiative, Accenture and Nokia will provide a packaged offering of world-class, proven wireless technologies and integration know-how to ensure rapid results for Global 2000 corporations and dot-coms companies who are incorporating wireless capabilities into their business functions. Additionally, both firms will dedicate personnel, software, training, knowledge and financial resources to develop intra- and inter-enterprise wireless solutions for their corporate clients. Nokia will also install the Nokia Activ Server in Accenture’s global network of Internet Centers of Excellence and Business Launch Centres making it available to Accenture’s clients.

"With the increased mobility of their own work-force, customers and business partners, more companies are seeking the right solutions to wireless-enable their enterprise applications and eCommerce capabilities", said Risto Valtakari, partner, Accenture.

"Our broad experience coupled with Nokia’s recognised leadership in enabling wireless intranets and extranets, will help our corporate clients build solutions that can incorporate the speed and ubiquitous connectivity of wireless applications to vastly increase customer satisfaction, efficiency, and productivity."

"The Nokia Activ Server is the world’s most mature WAP software product for enterprises and managed service providers, allowing them to quickly and easily implement professional WAP services, which results in enhanced productivity, increased customer satisfaction and rapid payback", said Gerhard Romen, Vice President of Strategic Software, Nokia Internet Communications.

"We look forward to working with Accenture and our joint customers to change the way the world does business, as companies welcome the addition of wireless connectivity to their information systems and to their business partners."

About Nokia

Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Backed by its experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed and IP networks. By adding mobility to the Internet Nokia creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives of people. Nokia is one of the most broadly held companies in the world with listings on six major exchanges.

About Nokia Activ Server

The Nokia Activ Server allows mission critical Internet- based information to be available on mobile devices. It connects WAP enabled mobile handsets to content and services hosted by Web servers or any other Intranet or Internet server securely and cost-effectively. The Nokia Activ Server converts HTML to WML automatically, adapts WAP content to match the characteristics of the end-user terminals, and provides powerful facilities to integrate or develop customized content filters. Automatic terminal adaptation relieves application developers from tailoring content for different devices separately.

About WAP

WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) is an open global standard for communication between a mobile handset and the Internet or other computer application. WAP-based technology enables the design of advanced, interactive and real-time mobile services, such as mobile banking or Internet-based news services, which can be used in digital mobile phones or other mobile devices. The WAP specification allows solutions from multiple suppliers to perform consistently and reliably for the end-user.


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