BEIJING, China /TOKYO, Japan / NEWARK, CA, USA / OBERHAUSEN, Germany – March 7, 2005 – ACCESS (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies and Datang Mobile Communications Equipment Co., Ltd. (Datang Mobile) announced a licensing agreement to bring ACCESS’ data application suite to Datang Mobile’s client end TD-SCDMA offerings.
Datang Mobile is one of the major mobile communication technology, equipment and service providers in China, and is recognized as the creator and leader of TD-SCDMA, China’s homegrown 3G standard. ACCESS’ data application suite is a comprehensive solution for 3G that includes NF browser, a full-featured mobile browser, a Java Virtual Machine as well as multimedia mail clients.
As a leader of advanced wireless data solutions, ACCESS advocates and supports open, Internet-based standards. ACCESS technologies and products are compliant with the latest specifications established by the OMA (Open Mobile Alliance), facilitating the interoperability and internationalization of devices and services. Since NTT DoCoMo successfully launched the first 3G service in the world — FOMA™ over WCDMA — with ACCESS technologies in 2001, ACCESS has cooperated with numerous leading global mobile operators. ACCESS’ NF series browsers are widely deployed in the global handset browser market, with more than 150 million users in Europe, North American and Asia-Pacific.
Mr. Sun, Yuwang, vice president of Datang Mobile, noted: “As a leader and promoter of the TD-SCDMA industry, Datang Mobile and members of the TD-SCDMA industry alliance are working together to build a complete TD-SCDMA industry chain incorporating the most innovative technologies. The combination of ACCESS’ cutting edge products with Datang Mobile’s world-leading mobile technologies will bring advanced and mature data solutions for TD-SCDMA customers, thereby accelerating the successful commercialization of TD-SCDMA in China and beyond.”
“Datang Mobile is dedicated to the development and mainstream availability of TD-SCDMA and we are thrilled to partner with them to bring rich data applications and an unparalleled user experience to TD-SCDMA subscribers,” said Toru Arakawa, president and chief executive officer of ACCESS. “ACCESS will leverage its global experience in 3G data solutions to help Datang Mobile expand globally, and also to contribute to the development of China’s 3G industry.”
Among the three international 3G standards, TD-SCDMA is the only standard developed by China. With its unique technical foundation and broad market prospects, it has gained support from the Chinese government, operators, and renowned mobile equipment vendors and handset vendors both in China and globally.
About Datang Mobile
As a core part of Datang Telecom Science and Technology Industry Group, Datang Mobile Communications Equipment Co. Ltd. is committed to developing mobile communications solutions for 3G and post-3G. It offers comprehensive products and services for TD-SCDMA, and provides TD-SCDMA terminal solutions and reference design. The company’s vision is to become a mobile telecom leader in China even in the world, with continuous innovation and development. For more information, please visit www.dangtangmobile.cn.
About ACCESS Data Application Suite
NF Browser is one of the most widely used embedded browsers worldwide, it recently surpassed over 150 million deployments globally that include 342 unique devices. JV-Lite™2 Java virtual machine is an optimized MIDP based implementations over ACCESS’ own Clean-room Java virtual machine authorized by Sun, it provides implementations for DoJa and UniJa. M-IMAP multimedia messaging client is an optimized mobile messaging solution based on the most widely adopted Internet messaging protocol IMAP4/SMTP, it has achieved mass adoption by KDDI in Japan and China Unicom.
ACCESS is a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies to the beyond-PC market. Its NF browser, widely recognized as one of the most advanced Internet browsers in the world, is a cornerstone to the company’s vision of making the ubiquitous Internet a reality. NF technologies are delivering full Internet browsing and related services to next-generation mobile devices and consumer electronics ranging from digital TV to automobile telematics. For more information: www.access.co.jp 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 only available to subscribers in Japan. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.
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