Nokia & Industry Leaders To Boost Wireless@SG Access

Nokia, in close collaboration with broad industry representation comprising Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), SingTel, QMax and iCELL have today agreed to further enhance Wireless@SG, Singapore’s award-winning public Wi-Fi network. The initiative, named Wireless@SG Seamless and Secure Access (SSA) will focus on improving usability and security as well as the convergence of Wireless@SG and Singapore’s mobile networks and is expected to boost Wi-Fi usage among users with handheld devices. A free end-user trial commences today with the aforementioned improvements to Wireless@SG service in Suntec City, Vivocity, Ngee Ann City, Wisma Atria and Paragon.

Singapore, June 17, 2008 Nokia, in close collaboration with broad industry
representation comprising Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA),
SingTel, QMax and iCELL have today agreed to further enhance Wireless@SG,
Singapore’s award-winning public Wi-Fi network.

The initiative, named Wireless@SG Seamless and Secure Access (SSA) will focus on
improving usability and security as well as the convergence of Wireless@SG and
Singapore’s mobile networks and is expected to boost Wi-Fi usage among users
with handheld devices.

A free end-user trial commences today with the aforementioned improvements to
Wireless@SG service in Suntec City, Vivocity, Ngee Ann City, Wisma Atria and
Paragon. Interested parties can contact the respective Wireless@SG operators for
more details.

As part of this initiative, Nokia is actively working with IDA and industry
players to enhance Wi-Fi access to Wireless@SG networks. Nokia has the widest
range of Wi-Fi capable devices in the market and this initiative enables many
Nokia Wi-Fi device users to enjoy seamless and secure access to Wireless@SG
networks.

Today, Nokia introduces enhanced connectivity via Wireless@SG SSA Wizard, an
application that allows users to connect securely to Wireless@SG hotspots with
little or no user intervention. The application can be downloaded from iCELL and
QMax’s respective websites during the trial period. Users only need to enter
their credentials upon their first SSA connection. Thereafter, they will
automatically be connected to the network whenever they enter the SSA trial
locations. This will enhance the usage of services such as VoIP that require
such a feature. While it remarkably improves user experience on Nokia Wi-Fi
devices, users can also be assured that security breaches, such as wi-phishing,
rogue hotspots, VoIP eavesdropping are being prevented through the efforts. With
this, users can also enjoy premium services over Wi-Fi such as music downloads
and online games. This seamless access is expected to boost Wireless@SG usage
among users with handheld Wi-Fi devices.

In addition, for SingTel Mobile postpaid customers, they will be invited to
experience SIM-based authentication, a feature that is supported in all Nokia
Wi-Fi enabled devices, at the Ngee Ann City, Wisma Atria and Paragon Wireless@SG
hotspots. Customers just need to configure their Nokia devices with SingTel’s
*SEND service to enjoy Wireless@SG SSA service.

Said Grant McBeath, Nokia Singapore’s General Manager, “Nokia is proud to
participate in shaping the evolution of Wireless@SG. We understand that people
want to stay connected to their world 24/7 and we’ve been privileged to support
this with our growing range of Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices in Singapore, which
has already seen the launch of pioneering Wi-Fi services such as SingTel’s mio
Mobile services. We aim to keep bringing more value to our customers and further
enhance the Wireless@SG user experience.”

A wide range of Nokia devices will be made capable of Seamless and Secure Access
to Wireless@SG hotspots, namely the newly launched Nokia E66 and Nokia E71 as
well as the following devices – Nokia E51, Nokia E65, Nokia E61i, Nokia E90,
Nokia N81, Nokia N81 8GB, Nokia N82, Nokia N95, Nokia N95 8GB and Nokia N78.

Said Khoong Hock Yun, Assistant Chief Executive of IDA, “Infocomm has become an
intrinsic part of Singaporean’s lives, changing the work we work, live, learn
and play. This is clearly evident by the many Singaporeans who have adopted a
mobile lifestyle enabled by Wireless@SG. This Seamless and Secure Access service
trial can further enhance the mobile wireless experience, allowing Wireless@SG
users to benefit from seamless connectivity and greater security.”

The participants in the Wireless@SG SSA collaboration are committed to a spirit
of openness, expressed by adherence to public guidelines and open standards
issued by global trade and standardization organizations, such as the Wi-Fi
Alliance, the GSM Association (GSMA) and 3rd Generation Partnership Project
(3GPP). Similarly, additional guidelines resulting from the collaboration will
be made available to interested vendors and service providers.

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