ACCESS Co. Ltd.

ACCESS Partners With Datang to Power 3G Data Services in China

    BEIJING and TOKYO, July 5 (ots/PRNewswire) -


      - Companies Combine Leading Edge Technologies to Enable Advanced
Mobile Services Over TD-SCDMA Networks

      ACCESS (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813), a global provider of
Internet access technologies, today announced that ACCESS has
partnered with Datang Mobile Communications Equipment Co., Ltd.
(Datang), to provide the enabling technology for advanced mobile
services over TD-SCDMA networks. Datang of China is a leading mobile
technology provider and the creator of TD-SCDMA, China's homegrown 3G
standard.

      Under the agreement, ACCESS will work closely with Datang to
jointly develop technology specifications and go-to-market business
strategies for new client-end data solutions on 3G handsets. Further,
ACCESS will provide its industry leading NetFront Mobile Client
Suite, including key applications such as the micro-browser,
messaging client and Java virtual machine to TD-SCDMA related handset
vendors.

      ACCESS' NetFront was the first browser deployed over commercial
3G networks in Asia and Europe, and now boasts 4 million subscribers
for NTT DoCoMo's 3G FOMA service in Japan alone.

      Mr. Qing Chu, Deputy General Manager of Shanghai Datang Mobile
and General Manager of UE business department, stated, "As a fast
developing 3G standard, TD-SCDMA has been well accepted with its
advanced and mature technology. Competition in the 3G arena is not
just among individual enterprises, but different business models and
value chains as well. As a leader in TD-SCDMA, Datang Mobile is now
developing a competitive TD-SCDMA value chain. In the handset market
for example, Datang Mobile owns the core IPR of TD-SCDMA among other
critical technologies such as protocol stack, power saving technology
and development tools."

      With these state-of-the-art technologies, Datang Mobile has
recently introduced a first ever TD-SCDMA LCR handset for MTNET. The
company is also allying other partners like chipset vendors,
applications vendors and content providers to deliver a total
TD-SCDMA solution as well as reference designs for handset
manufacturers. As a strategic application software partner, ACCESS
brings its extensive experience helping top mobile operators to
succeed with their data services.

      "We are confident about the bright future of IP data services
over TD-SCDMA networks with its advantages in cost savings. In
partnership with ACCESS, we are combining ACCESS' expertise with our
industry leading technology to speed the commercialization of
TD-SCDMA, while ensuring mutual benefit for all parties in the
TD-SCDMA value chain," continued Mr. Qing Chu.

      Pierre Suhandinata, President and CEO of ACCESS China Inc.,
stated, "We are thrilled to partner with Datang, the innovator behind
the world-class 3G TD-SCDMA standard. Together, we will develop
end-to-end solutions for the delivery of rich mobile applications and
create a unique user experience on the advanced TD-SCDMA network.
This is an exciting opportunity for ACCESS to contribute to the
advancement of the Chinese 3G market."

      The TD-SCDMA standard was adopted by the International
Telecommunications Union (ITU) in May 2000 as an official 3G
standard. It was adopted by 3GPP in March 2001 as one of the
commercial standard for operators and mobile telecom manufactures.
Among the three official 3G standards, TD-SCDMA is the only standard
developed by a Chinese vendor, and has received significant support
from China's government and many leading global infrastructure and
handset vendors.

      About Datang Mobile


      As a core part of Datang Telecom Science and Technology Industry
Group, Datang Mobile Communications Equipment Co. Ltd. is committed
to developing mobile communications solutions for 3G and post-3G,
offering comprehensive products and services for TD-SCDMA. The
company's vision is to become a mobile telecom leader in China even
in the world, with continuous innovation and development. For more
information, please visit http://www.dangtangmobile.cn.

      About ACCESS


      ACCESS Co. Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4813) is headquartered in
Tokyo, Japan, with offices throughout the world including major
centers in the U.S., Germany, and China. ACCESS is a leading global
provider of mobile Internet technologies and consultation services
for the beyond-PC market. ACCESS' NetFront browser technology powers
280 different commercial products worldwide including mobile phones,
digital televisions, set-top boxes, game consoles, PDAs, car
navigation systems, web phones, kiosk terminals and intranet
terminals. ACCESS' NetFront browser technology is most widely
deployed in mobile phones for NTT DoCoMo's popular i-mode(R) and
FOMA(R) services. To date, over 126 million ACCESS software licenses
have shipped from more than 90 major Internet device manufactures.
ACCESS was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market on
February 26, 2001. More information is available at
http://www.access.co.jp/english or http://www.accesschina.com.cn/

      FOMA and i-mode are trade marks or registered trade marks of NTT
DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and in other countries. All other trademarks
belong to their respective owners.

@@start.t1@@      Contacts:
      Asia                                                        US
      ACCESS Co., Ltd. Japan                          ACCESS Co., Ltd. US Branch
      Kazunori Takahashi +81-3-5259-3685        Manuel Morales +1-510-438-7708
      prinfo@access.co.jp                                mmorales@access-us-inc.com

      ACCESS China Inc.                                  Europe
      Delia Liu  +86-10-65669636                    ACCESS Systems Europe GmbH
      pr@accesschina.com.cn                            Claudia Hoeck  +49-208-8290-6432
                                                                    hoeck@access-sys-eu.com
      Text 100 China
      David Zhou +86-10-65610242/3/4
      davidz@text100.com.cn

      Web site: http://www.access-us-inc.com
                      http://www.access.co.jp/english
                      http://www.accesschina.com.cn
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Contact:
Kazunori Takahashi of ACCESS Co., Ltd. Japan, +81-3-5259-3685, or
prinfo@access.co.jp, or Delia Liu of ACCESS China Inc.,
+86-10-65669636, or pr@accesschina.com.cn, or Manuel Morales of
ACCESS Co., Ltd. US Branch,  +1-510-438-7708, or
mmorales@access-us-inc.com, or Claudia Hoeck of ACCESS Systems Europe
GmbH, +49-208-8290-6432, or hoeck@access-sys-eu.com, or David Zhou of
Text 100 China, +86-10-65610242/3/4, or davidz@text100.com.cn



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