Vodafone AirTouch begins global WAP trial – Product Development

Vodafone AirTouch begins global WAP trial – Product Development – Brief Article

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Mobile communications company Vodafone AirTouch Plc and business and financial adviser Ernst & Young have begun what they claim is the world’s first international WAP trial.

Under the pilot scheme ten Ernst & Young partners and staff in the UK, the US and the Netherlands have been equipped with WAP-enabled mobile phones which they will use to access WAP-based information, such as their office Lotus Notes, personal calendar and e-mail, from the Ernst & Young data network.

The system utilises Vodafone Airtouch’s WAP service, forwarding requests via Vodafone Airtouch’s WAP gateway over the Internet to Ernst & Young’s content server and then returning the WAP-compatible content back over the Internet via the WAP gateway to the user’s WAP handset.

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