WAP Forum Header



UK-based mobile Internet specialist, Peramon, has signed a deal with Freeserve, the UKs No.1 Internet business, following the successful six month trial of their innovative email connector. All Freeserve customers have the facility to use email directly from their mobile phones using WAP technology without the need to change their existing email address. Due to the great reception this facility has had from Freeserve members, Peramon and Freeserve have strengthened their relationship to allow for further innovation in this field.

Peramons innovative email connector enables Freeserve mobile Internet users to access, read and reply to e-mails from any WAP-enabled mobile Internet phone by simply clicking on the phones Freeserve link or connecting to the Freeserve portal from their phone. Users will also be able to use the same technology at the desktop as well as while on the move.

This is a significant deal for Peramon and we are delighted that such a significant company has chosen to endorse our technology in this way. Freeserve is a very forward thinking company and we are tremendously impressed with its visionary approach. Like all theMOBILIZER components that we offer, the email connector is built on open Internet standards which means it is an extremely flexible and robust application that can be deployed very quickly this is essential in todays fast moving market, commented David Townsend, managing director of Peramon.

Stratis Scleparis, Chief Technology Officer at Freeserve said: Peramons email connector offers a very flexible solution and the fact that our members do not have to change their email address to use the new service demonstrates that. Not only was Peramon able to offer by far the best solution, it was able to meet our requirements very quickly and the technical support was fantastic.

Peramons email connector is one of 14 components that constitute the companys latest product offering - theMOBILIZER the worlds most comprehensive set of mobile Internet applications and infrastructure available today. This software suite is intended to accelerate the adoption of mobile Internet computing with corporates and consumers.

The email connector combines the power of Peramons adaptive access and indexing technologies to WAP-enable existing e-mail and directory applications, thereby providing mobile phone access to users existing messaging applications - anywhere, anytime.

About Peramon
Peramon is a world-leading developer of mobile Internet software, based on open standards. Founded in 1999, Peramon provides access to information and applications, simply and quickly from anywhere and from any device.

In its short history, Peramon already boasts a number of world firsts including the development of the first fully functional plug & play WAP e-mail connector solution in nine languages as well as a device independent WAP Gateway.

Peramon is a partner of Motorola, Nokia, Sun and HP as well as a Phone.com Alliance Member. Customers include some of Europes largest ISPs. For further information, visit www.peramon.com.

About Freeserve (www.freeserve.com)
Freeserve is the leading Internet portal with an integrated offering of UK-focused content,
e-commerce and services and free Internet access. Freeserve has approximately 2 million active registered accounts and in August 2000 recorded 186.2 million page impressions.
Freeserve was launched in September 1998 as part of Dixons, Europes leading consumer electronics retailer. Freeserve distributes its access software through Dixons network of over 1,000 Dixons, Currys, PC World and The Link stores plus gameplay stores.

Freeserve offers:
* a free and simple subscription free Internet connection, including email, personal Web space and online customer support
* a variety of Internet tools and services, including search, chat and domain name registration
* a comprehensive selection of UK content, including news, information and content channels and a wide selection of UK-focused e-commerce offerings.

For further press information please contact:
Suzy Dowsett
Telephone: 01753 672 755
Email: [email protected]

Nick Porter
Larkspur on behalf of Freeserve
Tel: 020 7580 0990
email: [email protected]

Nad Nadesan Peramon Technology Limited:
Telephone: 0118 984 0500
Email [email protected]