Definitions for "Wireless Application Protocol"
Keywords:  wap, pagers, mobile, transceivers, pdas
A protocol that enables wireless phones and other wireless devices to access data over the Internet and/or Intranets and to display that data on WAP-enabled devices. WAP is an open standard and is air-link independent, which means that it works across a wide range of devices, and a broad base of manufacturers and developers is creating products for it. WAP operates on the client server model and requires software on the handset and a WAP gateway/server on the network level.
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Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is a global standard developed to make Internet services available for mobile users through the use of a mobile browser. Although WAP is based on Internet technology, WAP and the Internet live side by side. That is, WAP devices generally do not access Internet sites, and Internet devices generally do not access WAP sites. WAP is capable of displaying "mini websites", which look simple when compared with normal websites but which already provide a variety of powerful services including banking, ticket purchase, news updates and more.