OMTP announces final documents prior to transition into Wholesale Application Community

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In advance of its transition into the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC), the OMTP today announced its three final document releases.

During its final year, the OMTP community has continued to deliver recommendations and will conclude its deliveries with three updated documents including to one of its first documents produced back in 2005. The three new update documents are:

-       Camera Maintenance - providing updated recommendations for camera quality on mobile devices including performance, focal distance, zoom multipliers and horizontal field of view.
-       Visual Voicemail Maintenance - providing several protocol improvements and enhanced security
-       Common Charger and Local Data Connectivity Maintenance - providing additional safety requirements and updates through industry feedback on moving to a Common Charging capability based on USB-IF specifications.

Tim Raby, MD OMTP commented, "Since its inception in 2004 the OMTP has risen to many challenges and by listening to the industry it has provided the mobile industry with many documents which have reduced fragmentation and improved the quality of the features and services on modern mobile devices. I am proud to have led OMTP for the last four years and made a real difference to the devices which are now on the market." Raby is currently holding the position of interim CEO of WAC.

David Gannon, VP, Strategic industry relations at Deutsche Telekom and Chair of the OMTP Board of Directors said:  "OMTP has proven itself as an important and effective forum for operators and vendors to drive future terminal requirements to the ultimate benefit of users. For Deutsche Telekom, our customers and the whole mobile industry the OMTP and its deliverables have been of significant value. We are delighted to build on this success within the Wholesale Applications Community, which will bring a significantly larger supporting community, will drive the alignment of BONDI and JIL for consistent terminal implementations and setup a commercial ecosystem. In parallel, work will continue within GSMA and OMA to continue the alignment of terminal requirements beyond OMTP."