ExtraTainment CEO Curt Roth speaks at GPRS Conference in Helsinki

Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 19 April 2001



ExtraTainment CEO Curt Roth will be speaking at the GPRS conference on the 10th of May 2001 at the Innopoli Conference Centre, Espoo, Finland. This conference will discuss the goals and future plans of GPRS.

Roth will be speaking at 13h10 on the third day of the conference. His presentation is entitled "Animated content as entertainment on WAP/GPRS based networks". Some bullet points are for example; how does GPRS improve usage of WAP-based services? Will the bandwidth of GPRS satisfy the users? What kind of services do the future GPRS users want? And what are the first experiences with WAP/GPRS based services.

The GPRS conference will be held for the first time in Finland and takes place at the 8th until the 10th of May 2001 at the Innopoli, Espoo, Finland. The event will contain a pre-conference workshop and a two days conference. The goal is to give the audience both technological basics and latest business insight on GPRS. To ensure that the conference has an extensive list of speakers: both domestic and foreign top experts on the field have contributed to the program. Besides ExtraTainment, other speakers are represented by Motorola, Sonera, Siemens and Ericsson. The event is organized by IIR Finland. For more information on the GPRS congress, please visit the website (mostly in Finnish): http://www.iir.fi/b14823.htm

ExtraTainment is a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Interactive Entertainment Award nominee. It is winner of the Cool Site of the Month Award and is nominated for "Cool Site of the Year" Award.
ExtraTainment is recognized as one of the world's leading companies for the creation and delivery of mobile multimedia entertainment content.

ExtraTainment offers streaming, narrow bandwidth entertainment content such as cartoons, animations and games to mobile network operators to be delivered on SMS, WAP, 3G (UMTS; Universal Mobile Telecommunications System), Pocket PC’s and Internet based (mobile) terminals. Due to its narrow bandwidth based multimedia content - a unique invention of ExtraTainment - mobile networks can now offer multimedia content at an early stage without the immediate necessity of the availability of high bandwidth networks like 3G. ExtraTainment's streaming cartoons can be sent over low to medium speed GPRS networks, enabling 3G "experience" over 2G networks. The content of ExtraTainment focusses on a younger audience and is not bound to any language or culture and is therefore extremely suitable for the global mobile market. However ExtraTainment also delivers locally focussed content for local markets in Europe and Asia Pacific.

More information on ExtraTainment is available at:
Internet corporate http://www.extratainment.com
Internet entertainment http://www.extratainment.com/cartoonmayhem.html
WAP phones www.waptoons.com
Pocket PC’s http://www.pockettainment.com

Note to the editor:

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