Mobile & Wireless Communications Summit Focuses on Industry Initiatives

7/7/2004 - The 13th IST Mobile & Wireless Communications Summit held in Lyon 27-30 June has proved to be a major forum to present results of European mobile industry initiatives. IST has succeeded in drawing attention to the launch of its 6th framework programme, which defines the priorities of the Mobile Industry in terms of research and development for the two years ahead. More specifically, it raises the health and safety issues arising from the rapid development of new technologies and their impact on society. On a more positive note, the "6th framework" outlines emerging marketing opportunities in the IT sector.

The Rhone Alps region, host to the event, has reached "Silicon Valley" status in Europe. The headquarters of major players including Orange France national core network monitoring centre, France TÚlÚcom R&D, Swapcom Mobile Software Designers, and ST Microelectronics are located within its boundaries.

"The 13th IST Mobile & Wireless Communications Summit has been an opportunity for key Industry players to forge partnerships that will help untangle the marketing strategies web affirms Mr. Olivier Graeff, Swapcom General Manager. In line with Industry evolution, Swapcom presented a prototype of its new Service Delivery Platform at the event. The new package will provide a comprehensive interface between telecom systems and software to provide Mobile Operators with provisioning, formatting, billing and remote handset base configuration services. The ultimate aim is to ensure seamless multimedia access to the entire customer base, and guarantee a high level of customer- care" concludes Mr. Graeff.

About Swapcom
Specialized in mobile technologies, Swapcom is a middleware software designer for mobile operators and mobile service providers. Focused on high capacity platforms, Swapcom products enable SMS/MMS Hub management, remote device configuration, and mobile publisher applications involving multi-media content processing. 70% of Swapcom revenues are achieved through international business ventures, of which half are pan-Europe.

About the IST Summit
Held in Lyon, France from June 27th - 30th, the 13th IST Mobile & Wireless Communications Summit, will provide a major forum to present results of the European initiatives and highlight the developments planned in the 6th framework for network evolution.

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