Mobile World Congress 2010, Barcelona, – February 15, 2010 – ACCESS China Inc., a subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today announced that it has signed an agreement with TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd. (TCL Communication), China’s leading mobile terminals manufacturer, to provide ACCESS NetFront™ Browser v3.5 for TCL Communication’s WCDMA and TD-SCDMA products. TCL Communication is a leading player in both the Chinese and global markets.
According to the agreement, TCL Communication will deploy NetFront Browser v3.5 for its WCDMA products under the ALCATEL brand for global markets. TCL Communication also selected NetFront Browser v3.5 for its TD-SCDMA handsets for China under the TCL brand.
“Our partnership with ACCESS supports our mission to create more value for our customers worldwide through innovation,” said Mr. Kailong Wang, Senior Vice President of TCL Communication. “We are confident that our collaboration will further enhance TCL Communication’s position and market share in mobile communications.”
“We are pleased to enter this cooperation with TCL Communication, which is one of the world’s leading technology corporations in mobile communications,” said Pierre Suhandinata, president and CEO of ACCESS China. “ACCESS is dedicated to providing the most advanced mobile Internet technologies and value-added services to end users, handset manufacturers, telecom operators and other industry players. We look forward to working with TCL Communication to bring a more comprehensive mobile experience to users around the world.”
TCL Communication has also joined ACCESS™ Connect Ecosystem (ACE™), a global partner program that cultivates initiatives between ACCESS and its partners to create new business opportunities in the mobile and consumer electronics markets. More than 100 companies and organizations have joined the program to date.
NetFront Browser v3.5 is designed for Web 2.0 services and provides users with faster speed and enhanced features and capabilities. As of October 2009, NetFront™ products, notably NetFront Browser for mobile handsets and Internet-enabled devices, have already been successfully deployed in approximately 900 million mobile devices around the world, including mobile phones, digital TVs, set-top boxes and car navigation devices.
About ACCESS and ACCESS China
ACCESS CO., LTD. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813) is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds, digital TVs and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront™ browser, Garnet™ OS and ACCESS Linux Platform™ provides customers with solutions that enable faster time-to-market, flexibility and customizability. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS China Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD., was established in July 2002 in Beijing as a total solution provider for the mobile Internet and beyond-PC markets, with a focus on providing an improved, easy-to-use end-user experience. ACCESS China has over 500 employees.
For more information about ACCESS, please visit www.access-company.com.
About TCL Communication
TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCL Communication) is a member company of TCL Corporation, one of the largest consumer electronics producers in the world, and it is listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 2618). TCL Communication is a China-based, global-oriented mobile terminal provider who manages 2 brands: TCL and ALCATEL mobile phones with their own personalities. TCL Communication provides a wide collection of stylish and innovative design product with the most enjoyable user experience for customers all over the world. With its distinctive brands, TCL Communication is positioned to revolutionize next generation of mobile phones with Unique Design and Competitive Value.
For more information about TCL Communication, please visit www.tclcom.com.
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