KYOCERA Wireless Provides Pakistan's Leading Integrated Telecom Company, Telecard Limited, with Phantom Phone for its GO CDMA Wireless Local Loop Service
Leading CDMA Wireless Phone Manufacturer Further Expands International Footprint with Addition of Pakistani Carrier To Its Customer Portfolio
San Diego - (May 11, 2005) - Kyocera Wireless Corp. (KWC), a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones and devices, today announced that it is providing its feature-rich Kyocera Phantom™ KE414 phone to Telecard Limited for its GO CDMA wireless local loop (WLL) service in Pakistan. KWC is providing the phones to Telecard Limited via XL Telecom Ltd. The addition of Telecard Limited to its carrier customer base continues KWC's global expansion into new and emerging markets using CDMA technology.
"We believe that the Kyocera Phantom will be popular with our rapidly growing GO CDMA customer base," said Fazal Hussain, CEO at Telecard Limited. "While enabling the productivity tools that our GO CDMA customers are looking for in a wireless phone, the Kyocera Phantom is also capable of providing them with fun and entertaining features and functions such as games and a variety of polyphonic ringers."
"Providing Telecard Limited with our Phantom phone is a result of our strategic commitment to emerging wireless markets," said Lee Ittner, executive vice president of global sales and marketing at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "As the first private operator to offer an integrated telecommunications solution in Pakistan, Telecard Limited is on the cutting edge of wireless services in that market. We are pleased to be working with Telecard Limited and look forward to furthering our relationship."
The Kyocera Phantom KE414 boasts an optional user-changeable mask, built-in polyphonic ringers, voice-activated dialing, an optional sport clip, and an extensive contact directory to store names, address and notes. In addition, the CDMA2000® 1X handset includes games, on-screen icons, wallpaper, screen shades and screensavers, as well as productivity tools including predictive text-input, an alarm clock, calculator, scheduler, speed dialing, headset jack, installed car kit and more.
About Telecard Limited
TeleCard is the first privately owned listed company in Pakistan providing the most technological advanced integrated telecom services on the state of the art Next Generation Network . TeleCard has deployed a state-of-the-art nationwide Wireless Local Loop system with the largest footprint in Pakistan, covering a large part of the sub-urban and rural areas in addition to the main metropolitan cities. TeleCard has also acquired the licenses in all the 14 regions of Pakistan for Local Loop and Long Distance and International Services. Telecard is headquartered in Karachi, Pakistan. More information on the company can be accessed through its public website: www.telecard.com.pk.
About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA wireless devices and accessories for customers worldwide. Kyocera Wireless maintains an operating belief in the genius of simplicity and strives to make the wireless experience as simple and intuitive as humanly possible. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Based in San Diego, the company is ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 certified and has won city, state and federal awards for its environmentally friendly manufacturing and recycling practices. For more information, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com.
Kyocera Corporation, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cameras, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2005, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$11.15 billion (JP¥ 1,180,655 million) with net income of approximately US$433.5 million (JP¥ 45,908 million).
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