|Phone.com and Software.com combine|
Posted: 20-Nov-2000 [Source: Openwave press release]
[Phone.com and Software.com have completed their merger and are now known as Openwave Systems Inc.]
Redwood City, Calif -- Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV), the new name for the powerful combination of Phone.com and Software.com, was launched today, marking an event that brings together two leading innovators. The two companies' tremendous track records for industry leadership and product innovation combine to create the leading provider of open Internet-based communication infrastructure software and applications.
Openwave's customers are Communication Service Providers (CSPs) worldwide, including wireless network operators, wireline carriers, Internet Service Providers (ISP's), portals, and broadband network providers. Openwave's products enable CSPs to create a new Internet business model by offering more innovative services to consumers and enhancing the breadth of their customer relationship. Openwave serves over 150 communications service providers with an aggregate of over 500 million subscribers. Openwave has a broad portfolio of products, including wireless Internet infrastructure and browsers, unified messaging, mobile email, directory services, voice processing, synchronization and instant messaging.
Openwave is committed to building and maintaining strong partner relationships that lead to satisfied customers. As an integral part of our cooperative ecosystem, we partner with established industry leaders who share our mission to enable communication service providers to transform their businesses by harnessing the true power of the Internet. Our focused partner efforts include programs for Strategic Alliances and Platform Partners, Resellers and Developers-all designed to create new business opportunities, foster innovation, and accelerate market growth.
With more than 1700 employees and 27 offices in 15 countries around the world, Openwave has an unprecedented opportunity to help drive a revolution in communications.
"Openwave empowers communication service providers to create new Internet-based business models, derive new revenue streams and transform relationships with their customers," said Don Listwin, president and chief executive officer of Openwave. "The next wave of communication is not about PCs versus appliances, or short-messaging versus the mobile Internet. It is about connecting people with what is important to them - anywhere, anytime, over any device. It is 'communication without limits'."
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