SHINSEGI TELECOM SELECTS PHONE.COM WAP COMPATIBLE PLATFORM FOR KOREAN MARKET
Korean Telecommunications Company Will Introduce
WAP-based Services for its Mobile Customers
CITY, Calif. (August 31, 1999) ¾
Phone.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:PHCM), and Shinsegi Telecom today announced
that Shinsegi Telecom has licensed the Phone.com™ Wireless Application
Protocol (WAP)-compatible UP.Link™ Gateway and Enhanced Services Platform.
Under the terms of the agreement, Shinsegi Telecom will use its Phone.com
software license to provide new wireless Internet service offerings
to its Korean mobile customers.
Phone.com's software will
enable Shinsegi Telecom to offer mobile customers with WAP-capable CDMA
phones access to a full range of Internet-based content and information
services. These information services can be accessed through mobile
phones equipped with a WAP-compatible microbrowser such as the Phone.com™
"Shinsegi Telecom chose Phone.com's
UP.Link gateway technology because of Phone.com's industry leadership,
dominant share of the microbrowser market, Korean localized product,
and ability to deliver and launch today," said Mr. Hee Moon, chief of
technology and planing for Shinsegi Telecom. "With Phone.com's UP.Link
gateway we will rapidly bring wireless Internet to our growing base
of over three million subscribers."
"Our agreement with Shinsegi
Telecom demonstrates that Phone.com continues to deliver on its strategy
to expand the international footprint and provide world class telecommunications
providers the fastest time to market for scalable and reliable WAP services,"
said Tony Miranzadeh, vice president of sales for Asia Pacific and Latin
America for Phone.com. "Shinsegi's fast growth combined with Phone.com's
innovative and mature products will bring the Korean public state-of-the-art
capabilities on their CDMA phones."
About Shinsegi Telecom
Shinsegi Telecom is a leading provider of wireless CDMA communication
services to an active base of more than 3M subscribers in Korea. Shinsegi
won the second digital cellular operator licence in early 1994 and launched
its service in April 1996, using CDMA technology. The company started
as a consortium of 245 shareholders, including three foreign companies
- AirTouch (10.7%), Southwestern Bell (8.25%) and Qualcomm (2.46%).
Phone.com, Inc. is a leading provider of software that enables the delivery
of Internet-based services to mass-market wireless telephones. Using
its software, wireless subscribers have access to Internet- and corporate
intranet-based services, including Email, news, stocks, weather, travel
and sports. In addition, subscribers have access via their wireless
telephones to network operators' intranet-based telephony services,
which may include over-the-air activation, call management, billing
history information, pricing plan subscription and voice message management.
Phone.com is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California and has regional
offices in London and Tokyo. Visit http://www.phone.com
for more information.
Except for the historical
information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release
are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking
statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited
to, Phone.com's limited operating history, potential fluctuations in
Phone.com's operating results, uncertainties related to the Phone.com's
long sales cycle and reliance on a small number of customers, Phone.com's
dependence on the acceptance of its products by network operators and
wireless subscribers, Phone.com's ability to adequately address the
rapidly-evolving market for delivery of Internet-based services through
wireless telephones, the need to achieve widespread integration of Phone.com's
browser in wireless telephones, competition from companies with substantially
greater financial, technical, marketing and distribution resources and
the ability of Phone.com to manage a complex set of engineering, marketing
and distribution relationships. Further information regarding these
and other risks is included in Phone.com's prospectus dated June 10,
1999 and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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