Deployment in New 901i Series of 3G FOMA Handsets Confirms ACCESS’ Technology Leadership Position Among Independent Mobile Software Vendors Worldwide

TOKYO, Japan / NEWARK, USA / OBERHAUSEN, Germany, / BEIJING, China – December 2, 2004 – ACCESS Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, today announced that the new 901i series 3G FOMA handsets, the most advanced handsets ever deployed by NTT DoCoMo, are powered by ACCESS Internet software technologies. The deployed applications include ACCESS’ popular NetFront browser, mail application, IrFront (IrDA-compliant infrared communication protocol stack), AVE-TCP (TCP/IP protocol stack), and AVE-File (file system), as well as NetFront browser-based support for DoCoMo’s Deco-mail®, the world’s first HTML-capable mobile mail client.

ACCESS’ NetFront browser is widely recognized as among the most advanced Internet browsers in the world, with over 139 million deployments worldwide, including deployments in the most innovative mobile devices currently available. DoCoMo’s 901i series 3G FOMA handsets support advanced new features many of which are firsts for mobile handsets including, 3D sound that provides highly realistic audio support for ring-tones, games, and other applications, a G-Guide that supports advanced downloading of TV program listings, as well as support for Deco-mail, an HTML-capable mobile mail client. Some 901i handsets will also support FeliCa smart-card technology to support advanced functions like mobile commerce. The 901i series handsets, in combination with ACCESS’ advanced mobile Internet software, represent the state-of-the-art in mobile communications devices currently available anywhere in the world.

“With the 901i 3G FOMA handset series, DoCoMo has raised the bar yet again on the advanced communication, entertainment, and productivity functions that can be integrated into a mobile handset,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS. “The deployment of ACCESS mobile Internet software solutions, including our globally popular NetFront browser as well as NetFront support for Deco-mail, in these unique and advanced handsets is a clear testament to our continuing commitment to provide the most advanced solutions possible to our mobile partners.”

About ACCESS
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 Internet technologies and consultation services for the beyond-PC market. ACCESS’ NetFront browser technology powers 293 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 139 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. NetFront and Compact NetFront are registered trademarks of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan. i-mode is a trademark or registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries. NTT DoCoMo’s FOMA service is available only to subscribers in Japan. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.


Contacts

Asia Contact:
ACCESS Co., Ltd., Japan

Risako Onoda
+81 (3) 5259-3685
prinfo@access.co.jpcom
China Contact:
Access China Inc.
Delia Liu
+86 (10) 6566-9636
delia.liu@accesschina.com.cn
Europe Contact:
ACCESS Systems Europe GmbH
Claudia Hoeck
49 (208) 8290-6432
hoeck@access-sys-eu.com
US Contacts:
ACCESS Co., Ltd. U.S. Branch
Manuel Morales
(510) 284-0708
mmorales@access-us-inc.com
Bite Communications Anne-miek Hamelinck
(415) 365-0395
annemiek.hamelinck@bitepr.com