8. Nortel Networks, Webraska to Jointly Market Integrated Location-Based 3G Wireless Internet Services
Nortel Networks and Webraska have agreed to jointly market integrated location-based, third generation (3G) wireless services that are expected to help accelerate availability of the new, high-performance Wireless Internet.
The agreement includes integration of Webraska wireless navigation and spatial searching technology and applications with Nortel Networks GPRS (General Packet Radio Service), UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) and e-mobility Location Center infrastructure. The companies expect to make this integrated solution available for commercial service in Europe, North America and Asia beginning in the third quarter of 2001.
Nortel Networks and Webraska are jointly demonstrating at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes a Wireless Internet-based automatic navigation service on PDA (personal digital assistant) devices using Nortel Networks GPRS network, Nortel Networks e-mobility Location Center simulator, and Webraska Global Navigation Server. Demo users can access information on shortest routes and traffic conditions, and can obtain navigational assistance.