February 15, 2006

Nokia and MySQL collaborate

Anonymous Reader writes "Espoo, Finland - Nokia, the world leader in mobile communications, and MySQL
AB, the leading global supplier of database technology, today announced an
agreement under which Nokia plans to use MySQL® Cluster database technology
in its next generation telecommunication subscriber register solution.
Subscriber registers are essential to maintain real-time information about
mobile and converged network users.

Nokia plans to incorporate MySQL's database technologies into Nokia's next
generation telecommunication subscriber register solution. Nokia is today
one of the leading suppliers of Home Location Register (HLRs), providing
extremely reliable systems and the highest transaction capacities for the
subscriber database needs of telecom networks.

Nokia will build on its strong HLR capabilities and enhance its existing
register solutions to cover all requirements for real-time subscriber data
demanded by existing and new services in both mobile and converged networks.

"Nokia is already the world leader in 3GPP Release 4 mobile softswitches,
HLR, IMS, and IP multimedia solutions," said Christian Fredrikson, Vice
President, Networks, Nokia. "And developing a single on-line subscriber
register solution is the natural next step in the evolution of our register
offering. With this cooperation, we join forces with MySQL to establish a
winning solution for mobile and converged operators. The solution will
provide greater flexibility in creating new subscriber services, enhanced
capabilities for subscriber provisioning, and increased savings in
operational costs."

"We are extremely proud to have our technology selected to be part of such
an essential telecom solution by a world leading provider," said Marten
Mickos, CEO of MySQL AB. "It is a testament to our long-standing focus of
delivering mission-critical levels of high availability, reliability and
performance with a very compelling total cost of ownership."

About MySQL

MySQL AB develops and supports a family of high performance, affordable
database products -- including MySQL Cluster, a special high-end version of
the MySQL database specifically designed for fault-tolerant,
mission-critical applications that need strict scalability and
high-availability. The company's flagship product is MySQL, the world's most
popular open source database, with more than 8 million active installations.
Many of the world's largest organizations are realizing significant cost
savings by using MySQL to power high-volume Web sites, business-critical
enterprise applications and packaged software.

With headquarters in Sweden and the United States and operations around the
world MySQL AB supports both open source values and corporate customers'
needs in a profitable, sustainable business. For more information about
MySQL, please visit www.mysql.com

About Nokia

Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and
sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to
each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and
innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging,
games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and
services for network operators and corporations. www.nokia.com."

Link: nokia.com

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