Posted on 26-Sep-2003 23:08.
Filed under: News
Symbian has signed an Operator Technology Integrator agreement with NTT DoCoMo, the giant Japanese mobile operator. This agreement gives NTT DoCoMo access to Symbian OS source code and the right to deliver extended versions of this code to phone manufacturers that are Symbian OS licensees.
Under the terms of the Operator Technology Integrator agreement, Symbian enables NTT DoCoMo to integrate reference implementations of the specific technologies that are required to deliver NTT DoCoMo FOMA 3G network services on phones based on Symbian OS, including user interface and service-level functionality. By this agreement, it is possible for NTT DoCoMo to use Symbian OS as one of the platforms for consistent, optimised and tested implementation of its FOMA technologies to enhance the customer experience of NTT DoCoMo’s networked content and services across a range of handsets from multiple handset vendors.
For handset vendors, adopting the open industry standard Symbian OS technology, combined with NTT DoCoMo-specified platform technologies, as well as technologies available from third party suppliers within the Symbian OS ecosystem, enables them to both reduce phone development costs and shorten time to market.