[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
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
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
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.