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ACCESS i-mode Software Deployments Continue Rapid Worldwide Expansion

NetFronti-mode Global Profile Selected as Key Software Solution by i–mode Alliance Operators Throughout the World

Cannes, France – 3GSM World Congress – February 15, 2005 – ACCESS (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of mobile content delivery and Internet access technologies, announced that its NetFront® i-mode Global Profile integrated software solution continues to see rapid expansion worldwide and is already deployed by many i-mode Global alliance operators including KPN (Netherlands), e-PLUS (Germany), BASE (Belgium), Bouygues Telecom (France), Telefoníca (Spain), WIND (Italy), COSMOTE (Greece), FarEasTone (Taiwan), and Telstra (Australia).

NetFront i-mode Global Profile is the leading client-side software solution available in the i-mode Global market and is featured in the following i-mode Global handsets: the N223i, N331i, N341i, N400i, N410i, and N630i from NEC; the m341i, m342i and m430i,from Mitsubishi; the TS222i, from Toshiba; the P341i, and P342i from Panasonic; the S341i from Samsung; and the TSM30 from Vitelcom. As of today, there are over 4 million i-mode Global handsets deployed with NetFront i-mode Global Profile software worldwide.

NetFront i-mode Global Profile integrates ACCESS Internet software technologies originally developed for NTT DoCoMo’s i-mode service into a comprehensive solution that offers operators and their handset partners seamless i-mode Global deployments while reducing overall cost and time-to-market. All technologies comprising NetFront i-mode Global Profile were developed by ACCESS with NTT DoCoMo, ensuring seamless interoperability optimized specifically for the i-mode Global service.

“ACCESS continuously strives to provide the most functional, comprehensive, and powerful i-mode software solution in the world, so we are very pleased to see rapidly increasing deployments of NetFront i-mode Global Profile,” said Toru Arakawa, president and chief executive office of ACCESS. “Furthermore, we are committed to maintaining our position as the key partner for i-mode Global handset manufacturers and i-mode Global operators throughout the world.”

ACCESS will be demonstrating its complete advanced solutions for mobile at 3GSM World Congress 2005 in stand G15 (Hall 2).

About NetFront i-mode Global Profile
NetFront i-mode Global Profile is one profile in ACCESS’ NetFront Mobile Client Suite, 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, PIM Client, SyncML Client, Java VM and more. NetFront i-mode Global Profile was developed and is optimized for NTT DoCoMo’s i-mode Global service and provides handset manufacturers and mobile operators with seamless i-mode Global deployments while reducing costs and time-to-market.

About NetFront Browser
NetFront browser most recently surpassed over 150 million deployments globally that include 342 unique devices ranging from mobile phones and PDAs to digital televisions, gaming consoles, and automobile telematics systems from 90 major Internet device manufacturers. NetFront supports a wider range of operating systems than any competing browser including solutions for Palm® OS, Symbian OS, Linux OS, Microsoft® Windows® Mobile/PocketPC and mobile handset environments like BREW®. NetFront browser technology is used by the world’s leading mobile operators, software providers and electronics manufacturers including Adobe, Alpine, AT&T Wireless, Casio, China Mobile, China Unicom, Epson, Hitachi, Hutchinson 3G Group, IBM, KDDI, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Mitsubishi, palmOne, PalmSource, Samsung, SANYO, Sharp, Sony, Telcel Venezuela, Toshiba and more.

ACCESS Co. Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with offices throughout the world including major centers in the U.S., Germany, and China. ACCESS is a leading global provider of mobile Internet technologies and consultation services for the beyond-PC market. ACCESS’ NetFront browser technology powers 342 different commercial products worldwide including mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, game consoles, PDAs, car navigation systems, web phones, kiosk terminals and intranet terminals. ACCESS’ NetFront browser technology is most widely deployed in mobile phones for NTT DoCoMo’s popular i-mode and FOMA services. To date, over 150 million ACCESS software licenses have shipped from more than 90 major Internet device manufactures. ACCESS was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market on February 26, 2001. More information is available at or

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.


Asia Contact:
ACCESS Co., Ltd., Japan
Risako Onoda
+81 (3) 5259-3685
China Contact:
Access China Inc.
Delia Liu
+86 (10) 6566-9636
Europe Contact:
ACCESS Systems Europe GmbH
Claudia Hoeck
49 (208) 8290-6432
US Contacts:
ACCESS Co., Ltd. U.S. Branch
Manuel Morales
(510) 284-0708
Bite Communications Anne-miek Hamelinck
(415) 365-0395