LG Information & Communications selects the AU-System WAP Browser for CDMA handsets in the Korean market.
October 25, 1999 LG Information & Communications has selected the AU-System Wireless
Application Protocol (WAP) Browser as the enabler of WAP functionality in
the Korean market for the company's CDMA mobile handsets.
LUND, SWEDEN, October 25, 1999 - AU-System AB announces that LG Information
& Communications (LGIC) has licensed the AU-System WAP Browser, which is to
be included in LGIC's CDMA products targeted at the Korean market.
The AU-System WAP Browser allows LGIC to rapidly implement WAP 1.1
functionality in the company's CDMA mobile handsets. The licensing
arrangement also calls for AU-System to deliver software updates making the
WAP browser fully compatible with future releases of the WAP specification,
defined by the WAP Forum (www.wapforum.org).
"The generic and modular design of the AU-System WAP Browser is a great plus
which was decisive for our selection of this product. This approach enables
us to deliver mobile handsets with WAP 1.1 functionality with a very short
time to market", said Gi-Seob Shin, Director of Mobile Terminal OBU with
LGIC. "In addition, AU-System provides excellent tools to differentiate the
'look and feel' of our Graphical User Interface, which is a key competitive issue in our market."
The AU-System WAP Browser is based on a generic, component-based design,
making it easy to adapt to different types of wireless terminals for all
major digital transmission standards: mobile handsets, PDAs, and other
handheld devices. It is equally flexible when working with multiple
operating environments, with versions available for Windows CE, Palm OS,
EPOC, OSE Basic, Auto PC, and REX. AU-System also ensures interoperability
with WAP 1.1 gateways provided by Ericsson, Nokia, and other vendors.
As a supplier of leading-edge software for wireless information and
telephony services on digital mobile handsets and other wireless terminals,
AU-System takes active part in the WAP standards process within the WAP Forum.
"Our licensing contract with LGIC underscores our intention to establish
AU-System as a major global supplier of key enabling software for WAP and
other emerging wireless networking technologies", said Anders Cedervall,
Executive Vice President, AU-System AB. "This agreement illustrates that
WAP is today's wireless data technology of choice, regardless of
transmission standard. It also confirms our strategy to partner with leading
equipment vendors and service providers, aiming to establish WAP as a global de-facto standard."
For further information please contact:
Anders Cedervall, Executive Vice President
Tel: +46-705-330 330
E-mail: [email protected]
Joakim Nydemark, Product Manager
Tel. +46 70 635 16 09
E-Mail: [email protected]
LG Information & Communications
Tel. +82 2 850 3023
E-Mail: [email protected]
Founded in 1974, AU-System quickly established itself as Sweden's first
software specialist in the area of data communications. Today, AU-System
remains Sweden's largest independent consulting company within the
networking field, with more than 400 employees. AU-System is also a
world-leading supplier of Internet security and wireless technology, and is
a member of the WAP Forum. AU-System is owned by the international private
equity group Schroder Ventures, 75%, and Ericsson, 25%. For more
information, please visit the AU-System web site at
LGIC established in 1979, LG Information & Communications, Ltd. (LGIC) is a
leading world-wide provider of integrated information/communications
equipment and solutions. Principal business fields include switching &
transmission, mobile communications, communications terminals and information networks.
To its clients, from the largest enterprises to the newest business
start-ups and individual consumers, the LGIC name is a byword for the latest
technology, superior quality and customer satisfaction. This reputation for
excellence is a result of the hard work and commitment to excellence of the
5,665 employees at the Company's production, R&D and marketing operations
across Korea and around the globe.
In 1996, LGIC was first in the world to commercialise a CDMA (Code Division
Multiple Access) digital mobile communication system. In 1998, the Company
broke new ground overseas with exports of its handsets to the US market and
wireless local loops to China, Romania and Russia. For more information,
please visit LG information & Communication's web site at