Siemens Communications Inc. and Nokia Engage to Deliver Enhanced Business Mobility



    Agreement Creates Robust Enterprise FMC Solution That Spans from Nokia
Eseries Devices to Siemens SIP-Based PBX Platforms

    BOCA RATON, FLA., March 15 /CNW/ - Siemens Communications Inc. (NYSE:  SI)
announced today an agreement between Siemens Communications and the Enterprise
Solutions business group of Nokia to work together to ensure interoperability
between Siemens HiPath MobileConnect Enterprise Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC)
Solution and dual-mode Nokia Eseries devices and Nokia Intellisync Device
Management Software. This agreement, executed as part of Siemens' Open
Communications strategy, brings together two leaders in mobile enterprise
communications technology to create the best in class enterprise FMC solution.
The complete solution will include Siemens' award-winning SIP-based HiPath
VoIP platforms, its HiPath Wireless portfolio and the recently announced
HiPath MobileConnect, along with the relevant Nokia Eseries business devices
and Nokia Intellisync Device Management software.

    "We see a huge opportunity for enterprise customers to benefit from Fixed
Mobile Convergence," stated Luc Roy, VP Product Planning, HiPath Wireless,
Siemens Communications, Inc. "This agreement ensures that Nokia Eseries
devices and device management software fully interoperates with our HiPath
MobileConnect solution today and in the future, further demonstrating Siemens'
commitment to creating the best in class, fully open, mobility solution for
our customers."

    The agreement between Nokia and Siemens Communications Inc. lays out
design, development and testing standards to give mobile workers advanced
capabilities using their dual-mode Nokia Eseries devices in a business FMC
solution. Siemens Communications Inc. will now certify dual-mode Nokia Eseries
devices as part of its partner program. Also as part of the agreement, Nokia
will market and recommend the Siemens solution to its customers and Siemens
Communications Inc. is planning to become a reseller of the Nokia Intellisync
Device Management solution to its customers. Both parties will officially
participate in the other's respective partner programs, the Nokia Enterprise
Zone, the Nokia for Business Channel Program and the Siemens Communications
Inc. Technology Partner program.

    "Our new relationship with Siemens will make it easier than ever for
businesses to manage and support communications, data and applications, giving
employees access to one of the most powerful mobility solutions on the
market," said Jay Burrell, vice president, business development, Enterprise
Solutions, Nokia. Burrell called the agreement between Nokia and Siemens "an
enormous leap forward to help businesses realize the benefits of secure,
reliable and well-managed business mobility."

    Siemens' HiPath MobileConnect solution delivers customers significant
improvements in reachability, productivity and cellular cost savings by
combining call control over the corporate VoIP network, Voice over Wireless
LAN and the cellular network. By providing one-number reachability, a single
voicemail system and seamless roaming between cellular and corporate WLAN
networks, businesses can bypass the cellular network and route calls over the
corporate wireless LAN. Ensuring Nokia's device management and
business-optimized mobile devices interoperate with this solution creates a
certified robust solution for the enterprise customer.

    The HiPath MobileConnect solution will be deployed by Siemens
Communications Inc. at select internal sites utilizing Nokia Eseries devices
and Nokia Intellisync software and trialed at a number of customer sites
during Q2 supported by both companies.

    About Siemens

    Siemens AG (NYSE:  SI) is one of the largest global electronics and
engineering companies, with reported worldwide sales of $96 billion in fiscal
2005. Founded nearly 160 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas of
Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and
Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and
Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York
City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $18.8 billion and employs approximately
70,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens'
worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global
headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 460,000 people
in 190 countries. For more information on Siemens in the United States:
www.usa.siemens.com.

    About Siemens Communications, Inc.

    Siemens Communications, Inc. is one of the world's leading vendors of
Open Communications solutions for enterprises of all sizes, enabling business
processes to be more productive, faster and more secure -- with any device,
network or information technology infrastructure. The company is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Siemens AG with about 15,000 employees globally and
headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla. For more information, visit
www.usa.siemens.com/communications.

    Note: Siemens, HiPath are registered trademarks of Siemens AG or its
subsidiaries and affiliates. All other company, brand, product and service
names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

    This release contains forward-looking statements based on beliefs of
Siemens management. The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "forecast,"
"expect," "intend," "plan," "should," and "project" are used to identify
forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the company's current
views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and
uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results to be materially
different, including, among others, changes in general economic and business
conditions, changes in currency exchange rates and interest rates,
introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance of new products or
services and changes in business strategy. Actual results may vary materially
from those projected here. Siemens does not intend or assume any obligation to
update these forward-looking statements.




For further information:

For further information: Siemens Communications, Inc. Jacob Rice,
561-923-8347 jacob.rice@siemens.com

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