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Oracle, DoCoMo Team on Enterprise

Oracle and Japan's NTT DoCoMo Inc. said Wednesday that they will collaborate to develop technology and applications that will spur use of wireless devices to access enterprise data.

The goal, the companies said in a statement, was to promote use of DoCoMo's third generation (3G) FOMA service, which was launched in Japan last October. The collaboration will use Redwood Shores, Calif.-based Oracle's Oracle9i database, its Oracle9i application server, Oracle9i Lite and Oracle's E-Business Suite.

FOMA (Freedom Of Mobile multimedia Access) is a 3G mobile communications service that uses the W-CDMA mobile communications system and is fully compliant with the IMT-2000 world standard.

"Companies are looking to adopt advanced mobile services that will help them reduce operational costs and improve efficiencies," said Denise Lahey, senior vice president of Oracle's mobile products and services division. "By working with NTT DoCoMo, we can provide customers with higher value mobile services."

In addition, the companies plan to work together on sales and marketing to promote mobile communications products and services to existing customers, and to explore new market opportunities worldwide.

"NTT DoCoMo and Oracle have a common vision for providing enterprise customers with leading-edge mobile multimedia solutions," said Masao Nakamura, executive vice president, Mobile Multimedia Division at NTT DoCoMo. "With the new high speed mobile networks available today, we see unprecedented possibilities for making this vision a reality."

Neither Oracle or NTT DoCoMo provided information about when the services would be rolled out.