ACCESS Premium Content Subscription Server to be Resold by HP as the Content Billing Component of HP mobile Service Delivery Platform
Cannes, France –3GSM World Congress, – February 23, 2004 – ACCESS (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and access technologies, today announced that it has reached a reseller agreement with HP for ACCESS’ Premium Content Subscription Server™ (PCSS®). Under terms of this worldwide agreement, PCSS will be resold as a premium content billing solution within the HP mobile Service Delivery Platform (mSDP), and HP will provide integration and support services for mobile operators deploying PCSS.
PCSS is a proven solution for mobile operators that enables profitable next-generation data services. PCSS helps operators leverage premium branded content from the Internet’s major providers within a revenue-sharing business model. PCSS provides a secure, seamless and flexible content purchasing experience for consumers, while significantly reducing integration and time-to-market issues for mobile operators deploying data services.
HP mSDP is a modular, standards-based framework of software and tools, partner solutions, carrier-grade hardware and consulting and integration services. It streamlines service creation and gives operators the market agility they need to deliver mobile services quickly with minimal cost and risk. The integration of PCSS into HP mSDP offers mobile operators a fast and reliable way to introduce premium multimedia data services to the market.
“Based on early successes, ACCESS is confident that our PCSS technology gives mobile operators a significant advantage in the deployment of mobile data services,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO, ACCESS Co. Ltd. “Our new expanded relationship with HP gives PCSS technology significantly wider exposure, and we look forward to being part of their efforts to help build out advanced mobile data services throughout the world.”
“ACCESS’ expertise in mobile content services and the PCSS platform are key components of the HP mSDP platform. Expanding our companies’ relationship is an important step to helping our operator customers build out their next-generation mobile data services,” said Richard Koh, Worldwide Program Manager, Network and Service Provider Solutions, HP Services.
PCSS is an integrated platform that enables wireless network operators to rapidly deploy value-added data services on 2.5G and 3G networks. With PCSS, operators can leverage premium branded third-party content such as graphical web pages, Java applications, ring-tones, screen-savers, premium MMS messages and other push services. Purchases of premium content are charged to the user’s post-paid or pre-paid account. The pre-paid capabilities of PCSS are of particular value in many markets around the world. On average, users will spend 20-25% more per month to purchase and access premium content, significantly boosting the wireless network operator’s data revenue on a per-user basis.
ACCESS Co. Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and has subsidiaries in Fremont, California, Oberhausen, Germany, and Beijing, China. ACCESS is a global provider of mobile content delivery and access technologies for information appliances. ACCESS’ embedded NetFront® and Compact NetFront® browsers power 267 different commercial products worldwide including mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, game consoles, PDAs, car navigation systems, web phones, kiosk terminals and intranet terminals. ACCESS’ Compact NetFront microbrowser is most widely deployed in phones for NTT DoCoMo’s popular i-mode® service. To date, over 100 million ACCESS software licenses have shipped from more than 90 major Internet device manufactures (As of Sept, 2003). ACCESS was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market on February 26, 2001. More information is available at www.access.co.jp/english/ or www.access-us-inc.com.
ACCESS is a registered trademark in Japan. NetFront is registered trademark of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan. i-mode is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
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