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HP to Highlight Key Pillars of "Mobile Lifestyle" at CTIA Wireless 2003 Tradeshow

Company Showcasing Broad Array of Mobile Products and Services
PALO ALTO, Calif., March 13, 2003

HP (NYSE: HPQ) plans to showcase a comprehensive portfolio of products and services enabling the emerging mobile lifestyle at the CTIA Wireless 2003 tradeshow next week.

At the show, HP will leverage its proven mobility leadership and deliver news crossing several mobility segments:

  • Wi-Fi/Hotspots: An update on the initiative by HP, Starbucks and T-Mobile to deliver high-speed data services in hotspots; separately, there will be a demonstration of hotspot roaming.
  • Network infrastructure: New solutions for mobile voice and data services.
  • Personal systems: New wireless capabilities for HP devices such as notebook, Tablet and Pocket PCs and new arrangements with mobile operators to enable customers with HP devices to access multiple CDMA and GPRS networks.
  • Printing: New software technologies for the development of wireless printing applications within the Microsoft® .NET framework.

"Mobility is one of life's great enablers -- enriching, empowering and connecting our lives," said Sebastiano Tevarotto, vice president and general manager, HP Network and Service Provider Business Unit. "HP's longstanding expertise in access, network infrastructure and services enables the mobile lifestyle, providing pervasive access to voice, data and multimedia content.

"With innovative solutions arrayed across the entire mobility spectrum, HP reduces complexity and lowers the cost of the mobile experience for everyone."

HP serves a wide range of customers in the Americas and worldwide: end users who want seamless voice and data service anywhere, anytime; leading service, equipment and handset providers and operators that are building the complex mobile networks; content providers that are providing a rich menu of information and entertainment; and enterprises that are "mobilizing" their workforces.

HP Spotlights Mobile Solutions at CTIA Wireless 2003

During the show, HP and its partners plan to demonstrate a wide array of solutions at the HP booth 4945 located in Hall F.

  • Network:
    • Operations and Business Support Systems: convergent mediation/charging; convergent pre- and post-paid billing; business continuity billing; integrated OSS for service providers; service provisioning and service level management; integrated service management; and Zero Latency Enterprise (ZLE) technology
    • Network elements: HP OpenCall Home Location Register; emerging network services (SIP, Parlay, Voice over Packet); interactive voice services; push-to-talk technologies; commercial location-based services
    • Rich-media: interactive production and distribution of rich media; mobile streaming media
    • Mobility: HP Mobile Service Delivery Platform; multimedia messaging (MMS) and advanced messaging services; integration of hotspots into GPRS networks and hotspot roaming
  • Enterprise: mobile access to enterprise data and applications via the HP Wireless Enterprise Framework; roaming between LANs, wireless LANs and public networks via HP Open Roaming.
  • Access: HP wireless notebook PCs, iPAQ Pocket PCs, Tablet PCs.
  • Printing: HP wireless printing from end-user access devices. Also, HP will provide demonstrations of new mobile printing solutions at the Microsoft Mobility Developers Conference located in Hall J, HP booth 403.

HP also plans to demonstrate many of these products at MobileFocus, an event for the news media on Sunday night at 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency located at 500 Poydras Plaza in New Orleans.

About HP

HP is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions and services to consumers and businesses. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. HP completed its acquisition of Compaq Computer Corporation on May 3, 2002. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.


Microsoft is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corp.


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About HP

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