Nokia Corp. and IBM on Tuesday announced plans to team up on digital content delivery for mobile applications and services.
The companies are combining the Nokia Delivery Server with the IBM Digital Media Factory framework and selling them as a package to carriers, who will use them to offer mobile games, complicated ring tones, screen savers and other media-heavy services.
IBM, of Armonk, N.Y., will license the Delivery Server, and IBM Global Services will sell and support the combined offering with consulting, installation and integration services, officials said.
"We can really pull together an offering for the wireless service providers that will be complete," said Matti Vanska, director of server software sales at Nokias mobile division in Espoo, Finland.
For the future, the companies plan to collaborate on digital rights management for applications that require more security, officials said.
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