WAP Forum


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WAP Forum

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The official body developing Wireless Application Protocol.

http://wapforum.org/.

WAP Forum

(Wireless Application Protocol Forum, Mountain View, CA, www.wapforum.org) An organization founded in 1997 to promote a wireless standard for smartphones and mobile terminals. In 2002, it merged into the Open Mobile Alliance. See OMA and WAP.
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Certification of the Mobile Access Gateway by the WAP Forum is a seal of approval ensuring quality and reinforcing Openwave's position as the industry leader," said Bruce Martin, vice president of product development for Openwave.
The WAP Forum is an industry association that has developed the de-facto world standard for wireless information and telephony services on digital mobile phones and other wireless terminals.
com Inc - one of the original members of the WAP forum - claims that the protocol will be a very strong force in the industry.
The primary goal of the WAP Forum is to ensure interoperability by setting product specifications that will function across all wireless network technologies.
To address some of these issues, the WAP Forum recently instituted a certification program for WAP 1.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Goldman will work closely with the WAP Forum board of directors to drive enhancements to the WAP specification based on market requirements, evangelize WAP technology to companies and consumers worldwide, recruit companies to join as members of the WAP Forum and ensure the Forum's efforts are fully coordinated for the benefit of its members and the industry at large.
One of the main things we have been working on in the WAP Forum is global roaming," says Greg Williams, Board Chairman.
The WAP Forum now boasts 120 members drawn from telecommunications and the computing industry.
As a member of the WAP Forum, Aether joins more than 125 of the wireless industry's leading companies in their efforts to ensure product interoperability and continued growth of the wireless market.
The company's terse statement doesn't mention the fact that the WAP Forum has been trying to recruit Microsoft and its partner, Qualcomm Inc, for at least the last six months.
Brown will coordinate the efforts of the WAP Forum working groups and committees, made up of representatives from its hundreds of member companies.