TOKYO, Japan — January 12, 2006 — As China prepares to roll-out its third-generation digital phone service, ACCESS Co., Ltd., (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, announced today that Hisense Communication Co., Ltd. (HCC), a major handset manufacturer in China has selected ACCESS’ NetFront™ Mobile Client Suite for deployment in its Hisense HT28, a trial handset for TD-SCDMA networks. HT28 is a dual-mode (TD-SCDMA/GPRS) handset which has deployed NetFront Mobile Client Suite including ACCESS’ NetFront browser, MMS client, JV-Lite™2 Java™ virtual machine and POP3/SMTP client.
TD-SCDMA is the Chinese home grown 3G standard among the three international 3G standards. The on going TD-SCDMA pre-commercial tests will have a direct impact on the development and commercial operation of 3G in China, so the tests are being watched closely by many leading handsets vendors both in China and abroad. The NetFront Mobile Client Suite supports the latest OMA Browsing 2.2 specification and W3C specifications, delivering a full Internet browsing experience.
ACCESS has extensive experience in the successful deployment of 3G data solutions with leading 3G operators throughout the world. ACCESS’ NetFront Mobile Client Suite is a tightly integrated, modular and comprehensive software solution. The NetFront browser is the first browser deployed over commercial 3G networks. The NetFront Mobile Client Suite has been widely deployed in WCDMA and CDMA2000 handsets and it is also a preferred data solution for TD-SCDMA terminals.
“Hisense Communications has a strong competitive edge in handset technology development, and we are pleased to collaborate with Hisense to support the TD-SCDMA pre-commercial test,” said Toru Arakawa president and CEO of ACCESS. “ACCESS has successfully cooperated with numerous 3G mobile operators worldwide, and we are pleased to share our expertise with domestic operators and handset vendors to contribute to the development of the TD-SCDMA industry.”
About Hisense Communication
Hisense Communications Co., Ltd. (HCC) is a subsidiary of Hisense Company Limited and was registered on May 10, 2001. As a foundation of the 3C industrial model, designed by the Hisense Group, HCC is committed to the R&D, production, marketing and service of mobile communications products and endeavors to provide its customers with products and services that employ high technology, high quality and high design standards.
About NetFront Mobile Client Suite
NetFront Mobile Client Suite is a comprehensive, flexible, modular, and extendable 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, PIM Client, SyncML Client, Java™ VM and more. To date NetFront Mobile Client Suite technologies and NetFront technologies have achieved 200 million licenses worldwide representing 720 unique Internet devices from global manufacturers.
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
ACCESS, NetFront and JV-Lite are trademarks or registered trademarks of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan and other countries. Java is a trademark or registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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