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MOU Concluded with Mobile VCE, UK

YRP R&D Promotion Committee and Yokosuka Telecom Research Park, Inc. concluded in the teleconference a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for technical cooperation with Mobile VCE, the United Kingdom on November 18, 2002.

The Virtual Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Personal Communications Limited (Mobile VCE) is a non-profit corporation, founded in 1996. More than 35 members including global wireless telecommunications-related companies and UK's leading universities in relevant area are engaged in innovative research and development programs on wireless communications based on industrial and academic collaboration. With industry-led innovative programs to facilitate business expansion, Mobile VCE has won worldwide reputation in their research achievements of high marketable value.

Signing of this MOU, both parties will cooperate with each other in exchanging information and researchers, promotion of joint researches, marketing of developed technologies, joint organization of events, public relations, business matching and introductions.

About Mobile VCE

The Virtual Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Personal Communications Limited - Mobile VCE - is a not-for-profit company, founded in 1996, whose members represent an industry-academic partnership of over 35 organisations including global wireless industry players and the UK's leading universities in mobile communications. With a mission of industry-led, long-term, high-quality innovation, aimed at facilitating the growth of the mobile communications business, Mobile VCE has developed an international reputation for its research, which is available for exploitation royalty free by its industrial members. Industrial Steering Groups oversee its research programmes in strategic areas of wireless industry development, including wireless access, internetworking and security, inter alia.

Mobile VCE's membership is open to small and large companies from all parts of the value chain and from all countries and regions and includes mobile operators (eg Hutchison 3G, Orange, O2, SK Telecom, T-Mobile, Vodafone), infrastructure manufacturers (eg Fujitsu, Lucent, Nortel, Siemens) and handset manufacturers (Matsushita, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Philips, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba), as well as players from adjacent industries such as broadcasting (BBC, Crown Castle International, NTL) and satellite communications (Inmarsat).


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