Sun to Provide Mobile Update at 3GSM World Congress

2/18/2003 - Sun Microsystems[tm] will be showcasing its latest wireless solutions through a series of strategic announcements and demonstrations at 3GSM World Congress. Sun will be confirming its commitment to the mobile industry by exhibiting at the event and presenting a series of seminars on the future of wireless technology throughout the week.

At 3GSM World Congress 2003 Sun will present its latest wireless solutions, designed to increase revenue and optimise return on investment for customers. These solutions have been developed through Sunís new wireless solution centres, designed to offer service providers packaged end-to-end solutions using Sunís cutting edge technology coupled with the expertise of market-leading partners in the wireless space.

"The past two years have been a turbulent time for the industry. Sun has worked hard over this time, focusing on how our wireless products, services and solutions can deliver value to our partners and customers - carriers, developers or content providers. This back-to-basics approach has strengthened our resolve to drive the industry forward through secure mobile solutions designed to reducing costs and complexitiy and maximising customers existing infrastructure investments." says Elie Simon, Vice President, Sun Microsystems, EMEA.

Java[tm] is our heritage
This year, Sun is demonstrating the value of Java[tm] technology through the launch of a series of ground-breaking products based on its J2ME and JMS solutions. This year heralds the mass-adoption of Java[tm] for wireless applications. 2003 will see new networks being rolled out and Java[tm]-enabled devices produced en masse. Java[tm]-based products will facilitate the design of new applications for developers, in both consumer and business arenas. Sun is confident that Java[tm] will improve existing wireless solutions currently available and deliver significant returns for the industry.

Making the net work Ö anywhere
Sun recognizes the changing face of business. With globalisation and an increasingly mobile workforce, companies require a reliable, cost-efficient wireless enterprise solution. Sun is making some key announcements at 3GSM to demonstrate how the company is making it easier for business users to access enterprise applications and files from wherever they are in the world.

Working together for the good of the industry
Industry watchers predict that 2003 is the year that IT and mobile converge. Sun will be announcing key industry co-operations at 3GSM. The combined forces of the world's most experienced companies in IT and Telecoms, is really paving the way for business alliances of the future in this market.

Senior spokespeople will be available for media interviews to discuss Sunís overall wireless strategy at stand C6 in hall 1. Specialists will also be on hand to give the latest updates relating to software, hardware, Java[tm], network infrastructure and industry partnerships. Sun will be providing demonstrations of its latest technology and products in the wireless space on its stand throughout the show. Additionally, Sun is sponsoring a number of seminars with Sun experts and partners.

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