TOKYO, Japan, – December 22, 2006 – ACCESS CO., LTD.(TSE:4813), and NTT DoCoMo, Inc. today signed a License Agreement for GPRS and W-CDMA i-mode platform. This agreement marks the first time ACCESS has been granted a license for i-mode platform from DoCoMo.
To date, ACCESS has provided DoCoMo as well as domestic and overseas communications providers with browser, e-mail, and a variety of advanced software for i-mode terminals. Under this agreement, ACCESS will promote end-to-end total solutions combining its innovative client products with server products as an integrated set. With new platform technologies linking seamlessly to client terminals as sets, ACCESS offers time-to-market and cost savings advantages for providers of new mobile services.
i-mode is currently available in 16 countries/regions and will be expanded to a total of 26 countries/regions worldwide including in Japan in the near future. ACCESS will employ its market leading technologies, global network, and track record for success in the highly advanced Japanese mobile market to introduce speedy and timely new services for partner providers around the world.
*The figure is based on the data as of December 15th, 2006
About ACCESS CO., LTD.
ACCESS CO., LTD., is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront™browser, Palm OS® and the ACCESS Linux® Platform provide customers with solutions that enable faster time-to-market, flexibility and customizability. The Company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates 29 subsidiaries and affiliates within Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit www.access-company.com
i-mode is trademark or registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries. ACCESS and NetFront are trademarks or registered trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in Japan and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.