MANHASSET, N.Y. Sun Microsystems Inc. has announced an agreement with NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest mobile operator, to deliver a next-generation mobile data services platform based on open-standard Java technology.
Codenamed Star Project, this collaboration extends a long relationship between the companies and leverages their expertise in enabling and deploying mass-market, Java technology-based mobile data services.
"Java technology has played a significant role in improving mobile data services in Japan and around the world," said Alan Brenner, vice president, Client Systems Group, Sun Microsystems Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.), in a statement. "Sun's relationship with DoCoMo advances Java technology's ability to empower consumers and enterprise organizations by delivering exciting new services and information directly into their hands."
An estimated 56 percent of Japan's mobile phone subscribers use DoCoMo's network and services.