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SysOpen Digia Plc and Kanrikogaku Kenkyusho (K3) to deepen global business partnership


SysOpen Digia Plc and Kanrikogaku Kenkyusho (K3) to deepen global business partnership

28.6.2006, SysOpen Digia Plc’s Smartphone Business Division (SysOpen Digia), the world’s largest independent provider of open OS based software integration services and solutions for smartphones, today announced that it has entered into a global alliance agreement with Kanrikogaku Kenkyusho (K3) of Japan to strengthen collaboration in the mobile software business.

The announced collaboration will deepen the existing partnership and increase the collaboration between SysOpen Digia and Kanrikogaku Kenkyusho in several areas, most notably in global contract engineering services, product representation and technical training. As a result of this agreement, SysOpen Digia and Kanrikogaku Kenkyusho will complement each other’s offering in contract engineering services, carry and support each other’s products, and organize together training courses for the Japanese and global markets.

Seppo Laaksonen, Executive Vice President, SysOpen Digia Plc, says: “Japan is one of the most important areas for open OS based offering due to strong commitment of NTT DoCoMo and leading Japanese OEMs. This collaboration with Kanrikogaku Kenkyusho will enable SysOpen Digia and K3 to support each other’s products and services and we are truly delighted to deepen this partnership with a leader in the Japanese market.”

“We are excited to be partnering with SysOpen Digia, a leading smartphone systems integrator and largest provider of open OS training in the world. It is a natural fit for K3 and this partnership is one of many efforts we expect to drive together with SysOpen Digia” says Naoki Kanetani, Mobile Division Manager of Kanrikogaku Kenkyusho. "

K3 and SysOpen Digia have worked together towards both Japanese and global customers since 2001. The co-operation has been beneficial for both parties and this new and deeper co-operation is expected to generate even more business for both companies. Based on customer feedback, the combined offering of K3 and SysOpen Digia is seen as very positive and complementary to the offering of each company.

Kanrikogaku Kenkyusho (K3) in brief
K3 is a specialist in mobile phone internationalization and localization. Kanrikogaku Kenkyusho is a specialist in mobile phone internationalization and localization. It has expertise in developing mobile phones and PDAs with Symbian OS licensees, handling local language and optimizing UIs to specific form factors.

Kanrikogaku Kenkyusho is based in Japan, with three offices in Tokyo, and two others in Ishikawa and Fukui.

SysOpen Digia in brief
SysOpen Digia Plc is a modern and agile complete end-to-end software house that specialises in integrated ICT solutions, smartphone and mobile R&D, outsourcing and telecom products and services.

The company is based in Finland, operating globally and employing over 1100 professionals. SysOpen Digia is listed on the Main List of the Helsinki Exchanges.


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