Bouygues Telecom has signed an agreement with NEC’s French subsidiary to supply an off-the-shelf mobile multimedia platform as a step towards developing i-mode services in France. The platform will provide Bouygues Telecom customers with access to i-mode services via GPRS.
Bouygues Telecom signed a license and technology transfer agreement with NTT DoCoMo in April 2002 to bring i-mode to France. Under this agreement, DoCoMo will provide Bouygues Telecom with the know-how and experience it has acquired by operating the service in Japan.
The Japanese nobile operator will also provide Bouygues with technological innovations for mobile multimedia services.