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NOKIA JOINS Wireless Lan Association (WLANA) AS NEW MEMBER

Nokia adds their commitment to WLANA's educational effort for wireless local area networking market

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA., June 14, 1999 — The Wireless LAN Association (WLANA), an educational trade association for the wireless local area networking industry, announced today that Nokia has joined WLANA as a member. "The Wireless LAN Association welcomes Nokia to our organization," said Greg DiCillo, managing director of WLANA. "Nokia's commitment to industry growth and their enthusiasm for our educational mission will strengthen WLANA's ability to deliver materials explaining the applications, issues and trends in the wireless local area networking market".

"We feel that Nokia's membership in WLANA will be mutually beneficial," said Vesa Wallden, Vice President Marketing, Nokia Wireless Business Communications. "In the last three years, WLANA has established itself as the recognized source of educational information on the wireless local area networking marketplace. WLANA's industry studies, application stories and white papers provide a service to potential and current users of our products. Joining WLANA is an important step for Nokia in raising industry-wide awareness of wireless LAN technology, while separately Nokia pursues our efforts to promote Nokia's IP Mobility vision."

About Nokia

Nokia is the world's leading mobile phone supplier and a leading supplier of mobile and fixed telecom networks including related customer services. Nokia recently announced a line of wireless LAN products. Nokia also supplies solutions and products for fixed and wireless datacom, as well as multimedia terminals and computer displays. In 1998, net sales totaled EUR 13.3 billion (USD 15.7 billion). Headquartered in Finland, Nokia is listed on the New York (NOK), Helsinki, Stockholm, London, Frankfurt and Paris stock exchanges, has sales in over 130 countries and employs more than 47 ,000 people worldwide.


The Wireless LAN Association is a non-profit educational trade association, comprised leading wireless LAN vendors. WLANA provides a clearinghouse of information about wireless local area networking applications, issues and trends and serves as a resource to customers and prospects of wireless local area products and to industry press and analysts. The Alliance maintains an educational web site at www.wlana.com with industry studies, white papers, application stories and links to related topics and member web sites. During the last quarter of 1998, the Alliance commissioned a study to research the return-on-investment associated with the implementation of wireless LANs in five separate industries.

To obtain an executive summary of these ROI study results, or to obtain additional information about WLANA, please view our web site, www.wlana.com, write to The Wireless LAN Association at; 36 Public Squarenue, Willoughby, OH 44094, or send an email to, [email protected].

Current WLANA members include:
3Com Corporation www.3com.com,
Aironet Wireless Communications, Inc. www.aironet.com,
Alvarion Inc. www.breezecom.com,
Cabletron Systems, Inc. www.cabletron.com/wireless,
Harris Semiconductor www.semi.harris.com,
Intermec Technologies www.intermec.com,
Lucent Technologies www.wavelan.com,
Nokia www.nokia.com,
Nortel Networks Wireless LAN Group www.nortelnetworks.com,
Symbol Technologies, Inc. www.symbol.com.

WLANA Contact:
Greg DiCillo
Wireless Lan Association, Director
Voice: 440-602-WLANA (9526) Fax: 440-953-0039
E-mail: [email protected]
NOKIA Contact:
Vesa Wallden, Vice President
Nokia Wireless Business Communications
Voice: +358 50 358 3864
Fax: +358 3 318 3650
E-mail: [email protected]

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