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Pervasic Launches Pan-European W.ASP Service

[London, ENGLAND] Pervasic Limited announced the Thursday launch of its pan-European wireless ASP (W.ASP) service for developing and delivering mobile applications.

Although Pervasic's MobileOne W.ASP platform has already been deployed for some business customers, the company has now formally launched its service in London and will begin to add other European cities in the coming months.

The Pervasic roll-out will continue to points of presence (POPs) in Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Stockholm during the rest of the year. Pervasic says it will extend its footprint to cover "all major European markets during 2001."

Silicon Valley veteran Mark Potts, chief executive of Pervasic, said that European companies had definitely taken the lead in exploiting the business benefits of emerging wireless mobile technologies.

"Pervasic's unique wireless ASP solution now brings these compelling benefits within easy reach of any company or organization with a mobile workforce," said Potts.

With huge investments being made and wireless providers working feverishly, analysts anticipate explosive growth in the mobile solutions market. Figures from Frost and Sullivan predicts that the European market for mobile data services will be worth US $15.6 billion by 2005, while IDP forecasts a user-base of 60 million people by 2004.

Pervasic's thin-client application is especially versatile, running on all smart handheld devices, including palm-size pocket PCs, handheld PCs, micro-notebooks and ruggedized workslates.

However, Pervasic not only supplies the client application but runs central W.ASP servers that can be remotely managed via a Web browser from anywhere on the Internet. It charges a fixed monthly fee per mobile user for its W.ASP service, echoing the way in which wireless network operators bill their services.

Pervasic said it hopes to partner with top mobile hardware vendors such as Hewlett Packard and Compaq, wireless network operators such as Vodafone and Cellnet, independent software vendors including Oracle and SAP, and with system integrators such as Logica and Cap Gemini.