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WAP

(wæp)
n acronym for
(Telecommunications) Wireless Application Protocol: a global application that enables mobile phone users to access the internet and other information services
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WAP

Wireless Application Protocol: a protocol for transferring documents, esp. Web pages, over a computer network to handheld wireless devices.
[1995–2000]
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Wap

 a bundle or truss of straw; a sudden storm.
Examples: wap of snow, 1818; of straw, 1828.
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Translations

WAP

[wæp]
A. N ABBR =Wireless Application ProtocolWAP f
B. CPD WAP phone Nteléfono m WAP
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WAP

[ˈwæp] n abbr (=wireless application protocol) → WAP m
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WAP

n (Comput, Telec) abbr of wireless application protocolWAP nt
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The alliance aims to replace the WAP Forum's ``wireless application protocol'' which has failed to excite mobile users.
OMA was formed on the foundations of the Open Mobile Architecture and WAP Forum groups.
The results will, for instance, be communicated to 3GPP and WAP Forum.
(After all, the WAP Forum has more than 500 members.) But M-Services will surely gain from WAP's missteps, and carriers are now in dire need of compelling services--and revenues--to justify their enormous investments in the wireless infrastructure.
(Nasdaq: OPWV), Redwood City, Calif., a worldwide leader of open IP-based communications infrastructure software and applications, has announced that the Openwave(TM) Mobile Access Gateway (formerly the UP.Link(TM) Server) has received WAP 1.1 certification from the WAP Forum's Open Group, the authorized certification authority for the WAP Forum's Product Certification Program.
Further, the protocol has support from major telecommunication giants such as Nokia, Ericsson, and Motorola, as well as the 200 member-companies of the WAP Forum, the wireless industry group.
OpenGrid, a member of the WAP Forum, is a privately held company with market leading partners including Motorola, Hilton Hotels, Cendant, Pegasus Solutions and Mediaplex.
"Having a PC to access the Internet is like going to a buffet with all the food laid out in front of you," says Scott Goldman, CEO of the WAP Forum, a wireless-industry association based in Mountain View, Calif.
The two companies will collaborate with open industry standards bodies such as the WAP Forum, Bluetooth and the World Wide Web Consortium to ensure a broad range of connectivity options.
Initial development was led by a group of telephone/telecommunications companies that came together in 1997 under the name of the "WAP Forum".
Protocol details and more information about the developing standard are available at the WAP Forum (www.wapforum.org).
Since being developed by the WAP Forum, an industry association of 200 vendors, the spec has quickly become a de facto standard.