i-mode Launch in Hong Kong
NEC has received orders for its Mobile Internet Platform (“NEMIP”) from Hutchison (HTHK), the largest 3G operator by subscribers in Hong Kong, which commenced i-mode services on May 30, 2007. This platform is an integrated solution composed of well integrated subsystems such as gateways, mail server systems and portal systems which incorporate multi-operator functions.
According to the press release:
The portal subsystem delivers content and makes it easy for users to manage their subscriptions and favorite services through a minimal number of clicks on each mobile terminal to personal menus and services. The platform offers management of user information, content and services information, agent charging and billing in addition to flexible support of new features for future release.
Furthermore, the multi-operator function, an enhanced feature of NEMIP, will allow mobile operators to share a common i-mode platform and service with their affiliated companies, thus enabling Hutchison Telephone (Macau) Company Limited, a subsidiary of HTHK, to introduce i-mode service in Macau in the near future.