ACCESS to Provide Premium Content Subscription Server and Content Portal to Mexico’s Largest Mobile Operator
ATLANTA, Georgia – CTIA Wireless 2004 – March 22, 2004 – ACCESS (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, today announced that Radiomóvil Dipsa, S.A. de C.V. (Telcel), the leading mobile operator in Mexico with nearly 24 million subscribers nationwide, has selected ACCESS’ advanced technologies and services to develop its next generation of WAP services. As part of the agreement, ACCESS will provide its Premium Content Subscription Server™ (PCSS®) to power Telcel’s premium WAP service.
To further expand participation and revenue opportunities for content partners in Mexico, ACCESS and Telcel are planning to reach a commercial agreement with Mobbix, S.A. de C.V. to promote the development of content for Telcel. As part of the future agreement, Mobbix will administer the official content recruitment, training, and support program for Telcel, with ACCESS providing necessary handset and platform technology expertise.
“ACCESS has a rich tradition of helping the world’s leading mobile operators succeed in developing advanced mobile data services,” said Toru Arakawa, President and CEO, ACCESS Co., Ltd. “With this deployment, Telcel is gaining the proven data infrastructure that will take its mobile services to their full potential both in terms of revenue growth and richness of subscriber experience.”
Financial terms of the contract between Telcel and ACCESS were not disclosed.
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 WAP 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.
ACCESS Co. Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with offices throughout the world including major centers in the U.S., Germany, and China. ACCESS is a leading global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies and consultation services for the beyond PC market. ACCESS’ NetFront™browser technology powers 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’ NetFront browser technology is most widely deployed in mobile phones for NTT DoCoMo’s popular i-mode® and FOMA® services. To date, over 100 million ACCESS software licenses have shipped from more than 90 major Internet device manufactures. 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. i-mode and FOMA are registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. Telcel is a registered trademark of Radiomóvil Dipsa. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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