Nokia, Telenor Trial Convergence

Nokia and Telenor R&D join forces to trial converged services

March 2, 2006

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ESPOO, Finland -- Nokia and Telenor R&D announced today that they are jointly trialing services for fixed and mobile environments using Fixed-Mobile Convergence technologies.

The results of the research and development collaboration include the ability to deliver IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) services over Nokia's D500 DSLAM multiservice broadband platform; VoIP calls between mobile and fixed SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) clients; and establishing test capabilities for gaming and video sharing on a converged platform.

The joint project began in 2005, seeking to assess how different IP services can be delivered over multiple access technologies like WLAN/DSL, GSM and WCDMA to a multiradio device such as the Nokia E60. The Fixed-Mobile Convergence architecture is based on SIP technology and the Nokia IMS solution. With converged IP services, users will be able to integrate voice, video, text, content sharing and presence in a single communications session, regardless of the access network; for example, VoIP could be used over both a fixed network and WLAN (Wireless LAN) using IMS. The joint project will continue until end of 2006.

"The shift towards IP convergence over the next few years is clear to Telenor. Introducing an IMS-based architecture is central to this development," says Hans-Christian Haugli, CEO Telenor R&D. "Taking a proactive role in the development positions us well to offer IP-based multimedia services to our customers."

"We are very pleased with our fruitful cooperation with Telenor," says Finn Erik Hermansen, General Manager, Nokia Norway. "The results that we have achieved together are paving the way for converged IP services that will be richer, more efficient and more fun than ever before."

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK)

Telenor Group (Nasdaq: TELN)

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