T-Motion, the mobile Internet subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, and Fast Search & Transfer ASA(TM) (FAST(TM)), a leading developer of search, real-time filter and compression technology, today announced an agreement to integrate FAST's Mobile Search solution into T-Motion's European wireless network. FAST Mobile Search will allow more than 26 million T-Motion customers across Europe to search for WAP, HDML, I-Mode and PDA friendly documents, across an extensive database of over 3 million pages.
T-Motion expects to launch Fast's Mobile Search application early next year with the launch of T-Motion's UK portal, and to then roll it out to T-Motion's other European portals.
T-Motion addresses the "on-the-go" needs of highly active and mobile consumers across Europe by providing a wide range of entertaining, informative and organizational mobile applications. Its vision is to become the most fun, useful, user-friendly M-commerce portal in the nascent mobile Internet market by enabling the user to make things happen on the spot, according to their individual needs and lifestyles.
FAST Mobile Search is a world leading mobile search service that delivers results in a fraction of a second and is updated through a twice-daily refresh system. Users can search WAP, I-Mode, PDA and HDML sites in 46 different languages. FAST Mobile Search is based on the market leading technologies that powers FAST's Internet search engine, AllTheWeb.com (www.alltheweb.com).
"FAST's Mobile Search is a best-of-breed technology that will significantly enhance our customer offering," said Nikesh Arora, CEO of T-Motion. "FAST's expertise in wireless search technology ensures our users will benefit from the speediest and most complete mobile search experience. In addition their unmatched scalability will ensure that FAST's superior performance will be maintained even with the huge projected growth in the market."
"Deutsche Telekom and T-Motion are at the forefront of the market for wireless services," said Rob Fisher, CEO of Fast Search & Transfer. "We are thrilled to provide T-Motion's users with the ability to quickly and easily find whatever they may be looking for on the wireless Internet. This combination of our two businesses gives a genuinely ground breaking experience, and sets the standard for the future."
About Fast Search & Transfer ASA (http://www.fastsearch.com)
Fast Search & Transfer ASA (FAST) develops and markets advanced and innovative search, real-time filtering and multimedia solutions. Our highly flexible patented products include the world's most comprehensive and scalable search engine, high-capacity real-time filter engines and state-of-the-art image and video compression. FAST markets products for the Internet, mobile and corporate markets. Leading companies including Dell, Lycos, T-Motion, KPNQwest, Reed Elsevier and TIBCO Software have chosen FAST to deliver their business solutions.
FAST has a presence in the key global markets and has operations in Europe and the United States, with research facilities in Norway. FAST shares are traded Over the Counter (OTC) in Oslo, Norway.
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