Finnish telecomms service provider Tecnomen Corporation said on Monday (12 July) that it had been selected by the Russian operator Multiregional TransitTelecom (MTT) and its system integrator partner Compulink to provide its Multimedia Messaging Service Centre (MMSC) and WAP Gateway
"In addition, with WAP 2 supporting the Internet transport protocols, MAG 6 allows operators to go beyond mobile handsets and support multiple devices in the network- extending the overall value of their WAP gateway
The WAP device using WTLS initiates a communication with the WAP gateway
. The WAP gateway
decrypts WTLS and reencrypts information in SSL for delivery to the desired Web server.
Red-M's WAP gateway
software extends the functionality of the 3000AS to provide high-speed, wireless access to WAP services from Bluetooth devices inside buildings and public concourses, enabling a whole new class of WAP intranet application.
The new Sports.com-branded service integrates ISDN dial-up access designed to work on any mobile network, a high-speed WAP gateway
and a range of content and user management applications to allow users to receive live sports scores and reports as well as other information, such as news, weather and timetables, via their WAP-compatible mobile phones.
Using the HTTP 1.1 protocol, a WAP gateway
can communicate with other Internet gateways.
Critics have decried the infamous "WAP gap" where wireless requests to Web pages are translated at the WAP gateway
from the WTLS protocol to the standard SSL protocol widely used in secure HTTP requests.
Empower Interactive Group Ltd., London, a wireless infrastructure software firm, has released its Java-based Empowered WAP Gateway
to the open source community.
Transport layer security between the WAP gateway
and the Interchange server is handled via SSL.
Ericsson's Espen Kristensen, the WAP Forum's security expert, adds that because the WAP gateway
translates between SSL and WTLS for the fixed and the mobile sides, data is "in the clear" inside the gateway.
Basically, it lets those who can't afford a WAP gateway
get one and provides this essential part of the WAP infrastructure freely to everyone.
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