Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), a leading enterprise infrastructure and mobile software company, today announced a strategic partnership with Cibenix, a leading provider of on-device, mobile Service Discovery solutions, that will enable carriers to bring a new level of data services to wireless subscribers. The partnership will pair Sybase® mFolio™, an advanced mobile browsing technology, with the Cibenix Client/Server mobile user interface, a highly intuitive, customizable and dynamic user experience on the device. This combined solution will allow carriers to offer their users the ability to access the Web, and personalized content and news sources through an interactive, intuitive, front-screen experience on any wireless device.
“Real-time, simple access to personalized content, such as RSS feeds, targeted pieces of web pages, personal photo galleries and audio and video podcasts, is essential,” said Garry McCollum, CEO, Cibenix. “With the addition of the Cibenix On-Device Portal technology to mFolio, carriers will be able to deliver a rich mobile web experience from a carrier-branded UI that provides subscribers with an intuitive and engaging interface to the mFolio experience and the existing wealth of data services offered by the carrier.”
Sybase and Cibenix will deliver the combined mFolio - Cibenix solution to wireless carriers, providing them with new sources of data revenue. The combined solution will give wireless subscribers a unique and interactive content experience optimized for small screen devices. This means increased use of data services by subscribers and greater revenue for carriers. Additionally, the solution has flexible implementation options and reasonable start up costs allowing carriers to take the solution to market quickly and affordably.
“We are committed to delivering new sources of revenue to the highly competitive wireless carrier market,” said Billy Ho, senior vice president of the OEM/Telecom Group, Sybase, Inc. “The combined Sybase mFolio - Cibenix Client solution will deliver the power of fast, easy mobile browsing along with an intuitive, customizable UI, allowing operators to quickly increase their data plan revenues while building strong brand differentiation.”
The Cibenix-mFolio products are available to carriers worldwide today. To learn more about Sybase mFolio, Cibenix and Sybase’s enterprise mobile offerings for wireless carriers, device manufacturers and content distributors, please visit us at the Sybase booth #4231 in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas at CTIA Wireless 2006.
Cibenix is a leading provider of On-Device Portal solutions for mobile operators, supporting data service search and discovery across the full range of platforms including Symbian, Microsoft and Java. Their award-winning products are installed on hundreds of thousands of mobile devices across the globe in multiple languages.
Cibenix, which is privately held, was founded in 2001, and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, visit the Cibenix Web site: http://www.cibenix.com
About Sybase Inc
Sybase is the largest global enterprise software company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information from the data center to the point of action. Sybase provides open, cross-platform solutions that securely deliver information anytime, anywhere, enabling customers to create an information edge. The world’s most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, government and healthcare runs on Sybase.
For more information, visit the Sybase Web site: http://www.sybase.com