Herzelia, Israel, June 15, 2004 - Flash Networks announced today that it has joined the Symbian Platinum Program to support the emerging market for Symbian OS™ advanced mobile phones. As a Platinum Partner, Flash Networks is extending its NettGain range of solutions to the Symbian ecosystem. Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global industry standard operating system for smartphones, to the world’s leading handset manufacturers. According to Gartner, Symbian OS licensees account for over 85% of worldwide mobile phone sales and in 2003, more than 6.67million phones based on Symbian OS were shipped worldwide.
"This partnership reflects our commitment to the wireless market and our intent to build upon our mobile strategy," said Yair Shapira, CTO and VP Business Development, Flash Networks. "By becoming a Symbian Platinum Partner, we can further expand our NettGain range of solutions and strengthen our relationships with wireless users, application developers, device manufacturers and carriers. We are excited to join forces with Symbian to help drive demand for advanced mobile phone features that will dramatically improve the usability of wireless devices and accelerate mobile data adoption.”
Flash Networks’ NettGain solutions enable wireless operators to accelerate the adoption of mobile data by extensively enriching user experience over a broad network coverage while minimizing the operators’ cost. NettGain facilitates the provision of content-rich applications that are strategic for the wireless industry. By becoming a Symbian Platinum Partner, Flash Networks ensures the close integration of its NettGain solutions with Symbian OS advanced mobile phones, significantly improving service quality.
“There are more than 12 million Symbian OS based smartphones in daily use worldwide. Flash Networks’ NettGain product takes advantage of these powerful and widespread devices to improve service quality, making communication using Symbian OS based smartphones even better,” said Ian Weston, VP Partner Support. “We are pleased to have Flash Networks join the Symbian Platinum Program and bring its NettGain technology to the Symbian ecosystem.”
About Flash Networks
Founded in 1996, Flash Networks is the recognized world leader in wireless data optimization. The company’s NettGain products are commercially operative in leading mobile carriers such as Vodafone Italy, AT&T Wireless, SFR and the T-Mobile Group resulting in a dramatic increase in mobile data traffic. Flash Networks' experience, technological innovation, proven platform reliability, and world-class customer service, position the company firmly at the top of the wireless data industry.
NettGain, the only platform demonstrating complete interoperability with packet inspection infrastructure, is endorsed and recommended by leading players in the wireless IP industry. An innovator of mobile data solutions, Flash Networks' technology is protected by over a dozen patents and recognized as the pioneer of optimized protocols.
Flash Networks is headquartered in Israel, with international sales and customer support offices in Europe, North America and Asia. For more information about Flash Networks, please visit www.flashnetworks.com.
About Symbian Ltd
Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global open industry standard operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones.
Symbian licenses Symbian OS to the world’s leading handset manufacturers. The following Symbian OS licensees have manufactured and announced Symbian OS-based mobile phones: Arima, BenQ, Fujitsu for NTT DoCoMo FOMA, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, Sendo, Siemens, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. In 2003, over 6.67 million Symbian OS-based mobile phones were sold worldwide and 12 million were sold overall to date.
Symbian has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom with offices in the US, Europe and Asia. For further information about Symbian and Symbian’s annual trade show this year, Exposium04 - The Smartphone Show, please see www.symbian.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Symbian Platinum Program
The Symbian Platinum Program includes companies that have a technology or strategic position that is key to the success of mobile computing technology surrounding Symbian OS. As part of the program, Platinum Partners benefit from a range of commercial services, including technical support and joint marketing opportunities as well as privileged access to Symbian OS source code and a dedicated Partner Support team.