SmartTrust and Toshiba To Deliver Unified 3G USIM Management Systems to Japanese Mobile Operators; SmartTrust's Entry Into Japanese Market Marked With Key Partnership.Business/Technology Editors
PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 25, 2001
Sonera SmartTrust Ltd., a leading developer of infrastructure solutions designed to enable secure mobile e-services, has marked its entry into the Japanese market by partnering with Toshiba Corporation (company) Toshiba Corporation - A Japanese technology manufacturer with 364 subsidiaries worldwide. Toshiba makes and sells electronics for home, office, industry and health care including information and communication systems, electronic components, heavy electrical apparatus, .
The partnership, announced today, will ensure the delivery of Toshiba USIM usim - A Motorola 6809 simulator. Version 0.11 by Ray P. Bellis <email@example.com>.
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Toshiba, the first Japanese manufacturer to embrace the development of smart card-based technologies 17 years ago, will package its own USIMs alongside SmartTrust's point-of-sale management platform, SmartTrust Card Station. Card Station allows a mobile operator's point-of-sales staff to locally manage a subscriber's SIM/USIM; this may include updating operator roaming The ability to use a communications device such as a cellphone or PDA and be able to move from one cell or access point to another without losing the connection. lists, transferring phone books or simply copying the contents of an old SIM card to a new USIM. Users will also be able to perform card-file diagnostics.
"For those operators using USIMs from multiple vendors, the package will not only enable operators to support Toshiba's own USIMs, but those from all major card vendors. This provides the operator with a single, unified point of control for the management of an entire subscriber-base," explains Raiko Salmela, Alliance Manager at Sonera SmartTrust Ltd. "With its extensive partnership network, that now covers over 20 SIM/USIM card vendors, SmartTrust is the only software vendor in the world with the proven position of delivering card-vendor independent SIM management platforms."
"The launch of the SmartTrust Card Station also opens a natural path for SmartTrust to begin offering other complimentary USIM management platforms to mobile operators, including card independent OTA (Over The Air) Refers to any wireless system such as AM/FM radio and network television that uses open space as its transmission medium. (over the air) platforms for remote service and device management. Ultimately, operators will have access to a complete card vendor-independent logistics system," adds Salmela.
"Japan will shortly introduce the world's first 3G services, and we see this as a great opportunity," says Kenji Miura, Senior Manager of Sales Promotion Dept. -- Smart Card, Media Card Division in Toshiba's Digital Media Network Company. "We will introduce our own USIM next year, but by working with SmartTrust, the world leader in USIM management systems, we will also be able to offer total support for the SmartTrust Card Station in the Japanese market. We see this complementary partnership as bringing benefits to both partners and acting as a spur to the early market penetration Noun 1. market penetration - the extent to which a product is recognized and bought by customers in a particular market
penetration - the act of entering into or through something; "the penetration of upper management by women" of 3G."
Sonera SmartTrust Ltd. is a leading developer of infrastructure solutions designed to enable secure mobile e-services. Through the development of our solutions we allow organizations within the mobile ecosystem to deliver mobile e-services that inspire confidence and convenience in the sharing and trading of online information, products and services.
By supporting multiple generations of networks and mobile devices, SmartTrust is able to offer the best end-user reach possible to 160 corporate customers and nearly 60 mobile operator customers.
SmartTrust is a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary
A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.
In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners. of Sonera Corporation (HEX:SRA SrA
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Toshiba Corporation is a leader in information and communications systems In telecommunication, a communications system is a collection of individual communications networks, transmission systems, relay stations, tributary stations, and data terminal equipment (DTE) usually capable of interconnection and interoperation to form an integrated whole. , electronic components, consumer products and power systems. The company's integration of these wide-ranging capabilities assures its position as an innovator in advanced components, products and systems. Toshiba has 188,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of over US$47 billion.
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