REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (July 7, 1999) ¾ Phone.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:PHCM) today announced it has signed an agreement with Itochu Techno-Science Corporation (CTC) to resell the Phone.com UP.Link Server software and applications to Japanese wireless network operators. Phone.com's UP.Link Server Suite and UP.SDK software development kit, is an open and robust system that enables interactive Internet information services and telephony applications on wireless handsets running the UP.Browser microbrowser. Under the terms of the agreement, CTC will provide network operators with localized installation, developer training, marketing, sales and technical support for the UP.Link Server wireless Internet platform.
"We have elected to resell Phone.com's carrier-class wireless Internet platform because it meets a strategic need for our carrier customer," said Hiroo Satake, president of CTC. "The UP.Link Server Suite is a proven technology solution. We are confident that it will consistently deliver the same level of high-quality service that our customers have come to expect from CTC."
"Our reseller relationships are essential to rapidly deliver Phone.com's market-leading WAP-based solutions to network operators around the world," said Alain Rossmann, president and chief executive officer of Phone.com. "We plan to work closely with local industry leaders such as CTC to ensure that our expanding base of network customers worldwide can reap the benefits presented by the convergence of the wireless and Internet industries."
About CTC CTC is a subsidiary of Itochu Corporation, one of the largest Japanese sogo sosha (general trading companies), consistently ranking among the four largest companies in the world. CTC is now promoting and focusing on the networking and Internet business opportunities in Japan. They are the largest distributors in the world for UltraSPARC from Sun Microsystems and for Cisco, Netscape and Oracle.
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