Tokyo, Japan / Fremont, CA, USA – February 4, 2003 – ACCESS (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of integrated data platforms and Internet access technologies for the mobile communications market, announced today a Java™ 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME™) infrastructure solution. ACCESS’ J2ME solution is based on its Premium Content Subscription Server (PCSS®) that supports over the air provisioning for wireless content. It allows operators to charge users for J2ME application usage through several models, such as one-time download or subscription-based, while enabling revenue sharing with content providers. The solution also includes a “content vault” where end-users can safely store and manage content purchased from external content sources. ACCESS’ J2ME infrastructure solution promotes usage of wireless applications and drives growth in revenue from data services.
PCSS is an integrated platform that enables wireless operators to rapidly deploy value-added data services on 2.5G and 3G networks and generate revenue from premium third-party content such as games, ring-tones and screensavers. The content charges are placed on the user’s phone bill or debited from a pre-paid account. The pre-paid capabilities of PCSS are of particular value in many emerging markets around the world. On average, premium content and applications account for 45-50 percent of an operator’s data services revenue, significantly boosting average revenue per user (ARPU) when complemented with other packet data services such as multimedia messaging. PCSS is based on open standards and provides non-disruptive, future-proof implementation within the operator’s existing infrastructure and business systems environment.
“As a global technology leader in the wireless space with extensive experience bringing premium content services to wireless consumers, our support for the over the air purchasing and provisioning of Java applications marks a significant milestone for the wireless carrier community,” said Toru Arakawa, President and CEO, ACCESS Co., Ltd. “We are pleased to provide a J2ME infrastructure solution with our PCSS technology.”
About ACCESS Co. Ltd. and Overseas Subsidiaries
ACCESS Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813) is a global provider of integrated data platforms and Internet access technologies for the mobile communications market. ACCESS develops and markets PCSS, an integrated platform that enables wireless network operators to rapidly deploy value-added data services on 2.5G and 3G networks and generate revenue from premium branded third-party content. ACCESS’ embedded NetFront™and Compact NetFront browsers power over 191 different commercial products worldwide. The NetFront microbrowser is most widely deployed in phones for NTT DoCoMo’s popular i-mode service. ACCESS Co. Ltd. is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with ACCESS Systems America, its U.S. subsidiary, in Fremont, California. ACCESS Systems Europe is located in Oberhausen, Germany and ACCESS (Beijing) Co., Ltd in Beijing, China. More information is available at www.access.co.jp and www.access-us-inc.com.
This press release is not an offer of any securities of ACCESS Co., Ltd. for sale in the United States. Such securities have not been registered in the United States under the Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent such registration or an exemption there from.
ACCESS is a registered trademark in Japan. NetFront and Compact NetFront are registered trademarks of ACCESS Co., Ltd. in Japan. NetFront is a registered trademark of NetFront Communications, Inc. in the United States and is used under license. i-mode is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. Java is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S and other countries.
ACCESS Co., Ltd., Japan
81 (3) 5259-3685
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49 (208) 8290-6432
ACCESS China Inc.
86 (10) 6566-9636
ACCESS Systems America
|Bite Communications||Anne-miek Hamelinck