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Willcom to focus on mobilizing business customers with Nokia

Trailblazing Japanese operator boosts its service offering with wireless email and device management

(PresseBox) (Bochum, ) Nokia announced today that Willcom, Japan's largest PHS carrier and the first in the country to introduce a WindowsMobile5.0 device, has selected Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite as the foundation for its mobility offering. Developed as a single, manageable platform for both mobile operators and enterprises, Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite will power Willcom's business offering for WindowsMobile5.0 devices, meeting the needs of today's business users for a fully synchronized, real-time email, calendar and contacts experience.

"Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite is trusted worldwide by many customers for its secure, manageable and scalable nature, which was one of the main reasons for us in selecting Nokia," said Mr. Tsuchihashi, Executive Vice President, Sales Management for Willcom. "WillCom is focused on addressing the mobility needs of both SMB's and large enterprises and we trust Nokia to be a strong addition to our business mobility offering going forward."

"Willcom joins the 21 carriers around the globe that have selected Nokia mobileware in the last 12 months as the foundation of their mobility offering," said Masanari Arai, General Manager, Enterprise Solutions, Japan, Nokia. "As the leading white-label mobile email offering for operators, we are paving the way for the mass adoption of mobile email and other productivity applications, while at the same time accelerating the adoption of enterprise mobility."

Willcom has been demonstrating a pioneering role in the industry by introducing a flat-rate data plan in Japan. This, together with the introduction of WindowsMobile 5.0 device last year has driven the subscriber growth exponentially in 2006.

Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite provides businesses with the flexibility, manageability, and extensibility to connect any corporate data to any device, over almost any network, to meet both current and future mobility needs.

About WILLCOM
WILLCOM is Japan's largest PHS operator, established in 1994. Consumer and business users combined, over 4 million customers use WILLCOM's voice and data communication services. WILLCOM will provide further developed PHS services going forward, as the leading company in PHS.