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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."

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