Ericsson Mobile Platforms and RealNetworks signs license agreement

Press release
Dec 18, 2003 13:00 (GMT +00:00)
Ericsson will optimize RealNetworks' technology for high quality digital media playback on mobile devices using the Ericsson reference design. By integrating these applications in current and next generation mobile devices, manufacturers are able to provide consumers access to the wide array of Internet multimedia content available today.

"With the inclusion of RealNetworks' core media engine and codecs in our platforms we expand the capability of our platforms to access more rich multimedia content over wireless networks," said Sandeep Chennakeshu, President of Ericsson Mobile Platforms.

"We applaud Ericsson Mobile Platforms adoption of the Helix DNA Client, and RealAudio and RealVideo codecs in support of their commitment to develop premium mobile platforms solutions capable of providing mobile customers with access to the highest-quality digital media content on the Internet," said Nagesh Pabbisetty, vice president Consumer Products & Support, RealNetworks. Inc.

Ericsson Mobile Platforms offers GSM/GPRS, EDGE and UMTS platforms based on a common software platform, which enables rich multimedia application and service support. Ericsson Mobile Platforms' solution is 3GPP compliant and is designed to support several media formats. RealNetworks' multi format media engine and codecs extend the capability of the platform and enables access to more rich media content for the end users.
Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.