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 dedicated to bringing together companies from the wireless industry value chain to ensure product interoperability and growth of the wireless market," said Scott Goldman, CEO of the WAP Forum.
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.
Our membership in the WAP Forum will further these efforts.
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.
Speedware Corporation, a global leader in wireless Internet tools and services, announced today the organization's acceptance into the renowned WAP Forum, www.
Scott's appointment to CEO of the WAP Forum comes at a time when WAP has reached a new level of maturity and global acceptance," said Gregory Williams, board chairman of the WAP Forum.
Further, the WAP Forum, an industry trade consortium, has asked The Open Group to develop a test suite to support a WAP certification program, which hopes to ensure interoperability among WAP clients and servers.
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.