SOURCE: Venturi Wireless

April 12, 2007 09:00 ET

WILLCOM and Venturi Wireless Looking Sharp

Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 5.0 Optimization Client Delivers Industry Best Mobile Data Performance on Sharp W-ZERO3

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2007 -- Venturi Wireless, a global provider of mobile broadband services optimization, today announced an agreement to supply its V5000 Optimization Engine and VClient optimization software to WILLCOM, Japan's leading provider of PHS voice and data services. Venturi's VClient optimization software will be made available on April 23rd to WILLCOM customers for use on the Sharp W-ZERO3 next generation mobile terminal. WILLCOM will simultaneously deploy Venturi's new V5000 Optimization Engine in order to further enhance and support the continued growth of WILLCOM's popular AirEDGE data services.

Mr. Yoshioki Chika, executive vice president, WILLCOM, said, "Venturi's optimization technology has allowed us to deliver exceptional data service quality to our AirEDGE laptop customers for the past four years. We wanted to extend those benefits to our growing base of consumers and professionals using Smartphones and PDAs such as the Sharp W-ZERO3. The addition of the V5000 to our network means that we'll be able to maintain a high quality mobile Internet experience for all of our subscribers while effectively managing our costs, even as their data usage grows dramatically."

Venturi's VClient Smartphone Edition will be made available to WILLCOM's customers using Sharp models WS003SH, WS004SH and WS007SH, all of which are based on Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 5.0 (Japanese Edition) OS. The VClient works in tandem with the V5000 Optimization Engine to deliver shorter download times, more consistent application performance and even better service availability for a range of mobile Internet and multimedia applications, including Web, email, file transfer, and video. The V5000, Venturi's latest server release, includes Venturi's patented Adaptive Airlink Optimization™ technology and delivers unparalleled scalability, industry best performance and leading edge multimedia optimization.

"WILLCOM is part of one of the most competitive wireless markets in the world," said Bret Sewell, president and CEO of Venturi Wireless. "Consequently, they truly understand the need to a deliver a superior subscriber experience in order to continue to win new customers. We appreciate the continued trust WILLCOM has in Venturi's ability to help them adapt to and compete in this rapidly changing wireless landscape."

About Venturi Wireless

Venturi Wireless is the trusted leader in mobile broadband services optimization for mobile and wireless operators worldwide. Venturi's patented carrier-grade solutions maximize network efficiency and deliver the most compelling mobile user experience available for both data and multimedia applications. Venturi has the largest active mobile broadband user base and offers unparalleled expertise in mobile broadband deployment. The company's mobile and wireless operator customers include Verizon Wireless, Tata Teleservices, Reliance Communications, Unwired Australia and WILLCOM. Venturi Wireless is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices in Tokyo, Mumbai and Seoul. Find more information on the Web at

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