TTPCom, KTC Telecom to Develop Leading Edge Mobile Phones

10/15/2003 - TTPCom, the world’s leading independent supplier of digital wireless technology, and KTC Telecom Co Ltd of Korea, have signed an agreement for the development of a range of leading edge mobile phones based on TTPCom’s InTouch handset designs. KTC is a leading contract equipment manufacturer of GSM, corded, cordless and DECT phones, which it produces on behalf of several leading Korean companies. The deal provides KTC with a fast track to market with a range of products, which the company will be able to customise with their own ‘look and feel’. KTC’s first product will be based on TTPCom’s entry-level design targeted at emerging markets. KTC will also develop a clamshell camera phone, based on TTPCom’s ITH255 mobile phone design, which incorporates tri-band GPRS class 10 with embedded camera, WAP 2.0, MMS, 40-note polyphonic sound, a colour TFT screen and high quality games. This product is scheduled for release in early 2004.

John Barber, Managing Director of TTPCom’s Terminals Division stated, “The worldwide growth in the mobile phone market is attracting an increasing number of manufacturers and with the InTouch range of products we are offering them a fast track route into the market. Since our acquisition of Mobisys in Korea in April of this year we have been able to offer our customers throughout Asia a dedicated level of technical support which speeds the whole integration process.”

Mr. Ahn Myoung-Hoon, CEO of KTC stated, “We are pleased to sign this agreement with TTPCom who have a very strong reputation in Korea. There is a significant market for GSM mobile phones and the move into manufacturing our own handsets is a natural evolution for KTC given our longstanding experience in the manufacture of desktop phones and related equipment.”

Those interested in seeing demonstrations of TTPCom’s latest technology and to understand more about the InTouch programme, are invited to visit the company’s stand, number 2261.060 on the UK Pavilion in Hall 2 at ITU Telecom in Geneva, 12th to 18th October.

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