AllLinuxDevices: WAP Goes Open Source with Alligata
Oct 18, 2000, 21:26 (0 Talkback[s])
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"3G LAB, the Cambridge (UK)-based Open Source software provider
for the mobile Internet, today announced the launch of Alligata
Server- the world's first supported Open Source integrated WAP
& SMS gateway. The Alligata mobile Internet server -
downloadable for free to everyone from www.3glab.com- enables
content providers to set up communities of mobile users with new
functionality, applications and services on the move, over the air.
Alligata Server, a fully supported commercial version of the
Kannel open source project, delivers an affordable mobile Internet
solution to businesses of all sizes bringing an end to the lack of
a low cost WAP gateway that has to date held back development of
WAP applications and the provision of WAP content to today's mobile
consumers. Analysts forecast that by 2003, 600 million people
worldwide will use WAP-enabled mobile phones to access the
Internet, compared to an installed PC base of 400 million."
"Enabling and supporting the Open Source community to gain
access to the core server technology, developers from around the
world will be able to develop new WAP and SMS applications -
pushing the boundaries of mobile Internet functionality. The Open
Source Alligata WAP & SMS gateway will transform the mobile
Internet experience by opening it up to up new content and
applications. Alligata breaks down the barriers to accessing WAP
gateway technology so that any business will be able to develop a
mobile Internet strategy by downloading and deploying the software.
This commercial version of the Kannel Open Source WAP and SMS
Gateway bundles the code together with the documentation and
support services essential to make open source technology an
intelligent choice for businesses. Compared to its proprietary and
costly alternatives, Alligata Professional takes a 10:1 factor of
cost out of the mobile Internet."