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Ericsson, Michelin launch new WAP service.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-1 March 2000-Ericsson, Michelin launch new WAP service (C)1994-2000 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

A new WAP-based service has been launched by Ericsson and Michelin Travel Publications that will enable mobile network operators to provide customers with restaurant and hotel locations via WAP phones.

Guide@Michelin will allow WAP phone users to access Michelin Travel Publications' database of about 60,000 tested and selected locations from its 'Red Guide' of European restaurants and hotels.

The new service is based on Ericsson's Location Based Information Services (LBIS) platform and can use Ericsson's Mobile position System for positioning coordinates. which Ericsson has just recently launched with Palmtop Software.

LBIS has just recently been launched by Ericsson in partnership with Palmtop Software and allows mobile access to local maps.

The service will be available through operators and service providers on WAP phones as well as devices supporting HTML, WML or other similar standards.

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Date:Mar 1, 2000
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