...agreement objective to provide services based on localisation and personalised information services...
London 30 January 2001 - room33 S.A, the Madrid-based branch of room33, has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with leading handset manufacturer Siemens S.A in Spain. The purpose of the agreement is for the joint international promotion of mobile Internet services using technologies such as WAP, GPRS and UMTS.
Siemens S.A. and room33 will collaborate in the development and promotion of services based on localisation and personalised information for mobile Internet in Southwest Europe and Latin America.
Under the terms of this agreement, Siemens will integrate and distribute room33 platforms, applications and services, which include personalised information systems and services and communication and transaction services for users of mobile phones and other wireless devices.
Among the motives that influenced Siemen's selection of room33 was principally the ability of room33 to offer global services of an international nature that are compatible with any system (including SMS, WAP, Bluetooth, GPRS and beyond), in addition to being device-independent, meaning the room33 services are accessible from a variety of wireless devices (such as a mobile phone, PDA, Palm etc.). This will guarantee Siemen's client base access to a simple, practical and efficient solution, based on the latest technology.
"The agreement is particularly relevant for room33 because it demonstrates the confidence that a global leader like Siemens has in our mobile Internet services and applications," said Huw Hampson-Jones, CEO, room33. "It also reinforces the position of room33 as a key innovator in the development and provision of this new concept, with a range of products and services that reflect our understanding of the requirements of the mobile environment and our knowledge of wireless communication technologies".
"This undertaking helps consolidate the leadership position of the company as a supplier of services infrastructure," said Olalla Hernández, Director of the Mobile Internet Solutions Business Unit of Siemens S.A. "It will contribute to the market growth of mobile Internet platforms and applications, providing attractive and pioneering solutions allowing the provision of innovative new services."
For further information, contact:
Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: +44 20 7477 6315
Peo Olsson, VP Corporate Communications, room33 AB
t:+46 8 506 508 54 / f: +46 706 34 55 41
Lars Wallström, PR Manager, room33 AB
t: +46 08-506 508 53 / f: +46 706-35 55 32
room33 is the market leading mobile software and portal technology company, delivering wireless applications and services to both enterprise and consumers. Closely integrated and accessible from all wireless devices connected to the Internet, the room33 solutions are platform independent and future-proof.
As a business solution, the room33 package offers an advanced suite of products including our Open Service Platform - OSPr33 - a complete portal solution combining technology, content and hosting capabilities to telecommunications operators, ISP’s and other enterprises. room33 also offers a Mobile Marketing service - a dedicated mobile marketing resource, providing enterprises with permission-based, one-to-one marketing capabilities deliverable via SMS. The room33 Mobile Directory is the world's first downloadable, open-model Mobile Directory that harnesses the power of your own users to rapidly build pertinent and up-to-date listings.
As an end-user service the room33 branded consumer portal, room33.com, is a popular destination site. A global service available in 11 languages, room33.com gives users access to an innovative blend of wireless information, entertainment, communication tools, and applications.
Founded in 1998 in Mobile Valley, Stockholm, room33 AB is a member of the WAP Forum, the Mobile Applications Initiative (formerly the GPRS Application Alliance), Bluetooth SIG, W3C, the World Wide Web Consortium, and the Wireless Data Forum and is supported by regional offices in London, Madrid and New York.
The Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group (26,000 employees with sales of 6 billion EUR in first 9 months of FY 2000) offers a complete range of mobile telephone products including devices, infrastructure and applications. Devices include mobile phones, ISDN phones, mobile organizers, cordless and corded phones. The infrastructure portfolio includes the complete range of network technologies from base stations and switching systems to applications and intelligent networks.
At the beginning of 2000, the Mobile Internet Competence Centre for South-Western Europe and Latin America was created in Tres Cantos (Madrid), acting within IBM as both integrator and provider of solutions, content and services for the operator and corporate markets.
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