LG Electronics licences Bitfone's mProve for wireless software update of mobile phones

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Bitfone's mProve used by three of top six handset vendors in the world

Bitfone Corporation, the company that pioneered over-the-air (OTA) firmware update technology for mobile phones, has announced that LG Electronics has licensed Bitfone's mProve solution, which will enable LG to update the entire firmware image on mobile handsets over the air, with complete security and fault-tolerance.   

According to LG Electronics, OTA software update is an important new feature in their phones which will enable convenient service for their customers.  LG will use mProve to deliver the latest software to their mobile phones without the need for special cables or in-store service assistance.

"Bitfone's mProve offers excellent performance and is easy to integrate. Bitfone has a clear understanding of operator requirements for OTA device management, which makes Bitfone a good partner for commercial deployment," said a LG representative.
   
"We are honored to be selected by LG, one of the leading mobile phone makers in the world, as the solution provider for their OTA firmware update initiative," said Gene Wang, chairman and CEO, Bitfone. "By making software updates for mobile phones fast, safe and easy, mProve supports LG's commitment to enhancing the mobile experience for their customers and will reinforce their world-class premium brand."
   
The commercial launch of mProve on LG handsets is scheduled for the second half of 2004.  mProve has already been commercially deployed in the NTT DoCoMo network in Japan and in the SK Telecom network in Korea.  With this announcement, mProve becomes the only OTA firmware update solution to be selected by three of the top six handset manufacturers in the world, reinforcing Bitfone's leadership position in the market.