Sets the Pace for Mobile Innovation by Announcing Integrated Software Solution, and Major Reseller Agreement

Cannes, France, 3GSM World Congress – February 23, 2004 – ACCESS (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 481), a global provider of mobile content delivery and access technologies, today introduced its newest major mobile solution – a fully integrated mobile suite that eases the development and deployment of next-generation multimedia mobile phones. The company also announced a key partnership agreement with HP to resell ACCESS’ Premium Content Subscription Server (PCSS®). The news furthers the company’s standing as a global leader in mobile Internet technologies and expands mobile software and content solutions for network operators and device manufacturers worldwide.

“As a well-established global leader in the mobile Internet market, ACCESS continually improves upon industry offerings raising the competitive bar through constant innovation and attention to the changing needs of end-users,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO, ACCESS Co. Ltd. “Today’s announcements take us one step closer to fulfilling our vision of a ubiquitous, easily accessible Internet.”

For the vision of a ubiquitous Internet to be realized, next-generation data platforms and Internet access technologies for the mobile communications market must be tightly integrated and interoperable across numerous platforms. ACCESS is setting the standard for others in the space; it supports the largest and broadest set of industry protocols, runs on the majority of operating systems and development environments (including Linux, Symbian, Palm®, and Windows Mobile/Pocket PC) and partners with the foremost leaders in the mobile and Internet markets. ACCESS’ announcements today represent key strides forward in bringing customers the best end-user experience possible on the widest range of mobile devices throughout the world.

Today’s announcements include the following:

  • ACCESS Introduces the World’s Most Advanced Global Software Solution for Mobile Network Operators and Handset Makers – ACCESS today introduced NetFrontMobile Client Suite, an integrated software solution that provides operators and handset manufacturers with a comprehensive global solution containing all the software components needed to bring advanced data services to market quickly and easily. For more information, see today’s release: www.access.co.jp or www.access-us-inc.com
  • ACCESS Teams with HP to Bring A Complete Premium Content Solution to Mobile Operators –ACCESS’ Premium Content Subscription Server will be resold by HP as the content billing component of HP’s mobile service delivery platform. Under terms of the worldwide agreement, HP will resell PCSS as a premium content billing solution within HP’s mobile Service Delivery Platform (mSDP), and will provide integration and support services for mobile operators deploying PCSS. For more information, see today’s release: www.access.co.jp or www.access-us-inc.com

Access will make additional partner announcements tomorrow and Wednesday. Please visit www.access.co.jp or www.access-us-inc.com in the coming days for additional information.

For more information and product demonstrations, please visit ACCESS’ booth at the 3GSM World Congress, Hall 4, Stand L29.

About ACCESS
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. Other brands may be trademarks of their respective owners.


Contacts

Asia Contact:
ACCESS Co., Ltd., Japan

Kazunori Takahashi
81 (3) 5259-3685
prinfo@access.co.jpcom
Europe Contact:
ACCESS Systems Europe GmbH
Claudia Hoeck
49 (208) 8290-6432
hoeck@access-sys-eu.com
China Contact:
ACCESS China Inc.
Delia Liu
86 (10) 6566-9636
delia_cn@access.co.jp
US Contacts:
ACCESS Systems America
Manuel Morales
(510) 284-0708
mmorales@access-us-inc.com
Bite Communications Bill Danon
(415) 365-0369
bill.danon@bitepr.com