F866 Dual-Mode WCDMA/GPRS Handset to See First Deployment with H3G in UK
TOKYO, Japan – December 21, 2005 – ACCESS Co., Ltd., (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of Internet technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today announced that ZTE Corporation, a leading telecommunications equipment manufacturer in China, has selected its NetFront™Mobile Client Suite for deployment in ZTE’s F866 WCDMA/GPRS handset targeting international mobile markets. The F866 will be deployed by H3G for its UMTS network in the UK beginning this Christmas. The F866 is the first handset from a Chinese handset manufacturer to be purchased in high volume by H3G.
The F866 is a dual-mode (WCDMA/GPRS), 3G handset with advanced multi-media features including a VGA camera, MP3 player, 72 polyphonic ring tones, audio and video streaming, and multi-party video telephony. ACCESS’ NetFront Mobile Client is a tightly integrated, flexible, modular and extensible software solution that significantly reduces development time and costs, enabling manufacturers to rapidly introduce advanced new mobile devices. The NetFront browser component in NetFront Mobile Client Suite supports the OMA Browsing 2.2 specification and the latest W3C specifications, ensuring a seamless and rich mobile Internet browsing experience.
ACCESS is widely recognized as a global leader in mobile technology with extensive experience in the successful deployment of advanced data services in partnership with leading mobile operators throughout the world. In addition to NetFront Mobile Client Suite, ACCESS will also provide ZTE with field-testing services to ensure full interoperability with their customer’s networks.
“ACCESS has extensive experience helping leading mobile operators throughout the world successfully deploy 3G data solutions,” said Mr. Shiyou He, Senior Vice President of ZTE. “The combination of ACCESS’ proven and comprehensive NetFront Mobile Client Suite and F866 handset, enables ZTE to deliver an advanced dual-mode handset solution to mobile operators throughout the world.”
“ZTE is one of the few companies that has the capability to actively engage in key 3G standards including WCDMA, CDMA2000 and TD-SCDMA. ZTE also boasts leading R&D resources and has launched several new 3G handsets. The large volume shipment of the F866 for H3G signifies another milestone in the close cooperation between ZTE and ACCESS, enabling ZTE to provide solutions for the European mobile market a region at the frontline of global 3G operators. We are very pleased to work with leading Chinese handset manufacturers such as ZTE to help enhance the global viability of their handsets,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO of ACCESS.
About NetFront Mobile Client Suite
NetFrontF Mobile Client is a comprehensive, flexible, modular, and extensible software suite solution that takes the evolving phoneware category to powerful new levels of efficiency and functionality. NetFront Mobile Client Suite offers mobile device manufacturers and mobile operators an integrated solution that includes a customizable UI, Browser, MMS Client, SyncML Client, Java virtual machine and more.
ACCESS is a global provider of Internet technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets. Its NetFront browser, widely recognized as one of the most advanced Internet browsers in the world, is a cornerstone to the company’s vision of enabling Internet access anywhere and on any device. NetFront 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.co.jp/english.
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