ActiveSync Patent License Agreement signed

Microsoft signs agreement with Chinese provider

October 10, 2009

Microsoft signs agreement with Chinese provider

Microsoft and YuLong Computer Telecommunication Scientific today announced a patent licensing agreement that enables YuLong Telecommunication to integrate Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol on the company’s mobile phones.

By licensing Exchange ActiveSync, YuLong Telecommunication can provide mobile users with the ability to synchronize e-mails, calendars, contacts and notes between mobile devices and Microsoft Exchange Server using Exchange ActiveSync direct push technology.

“We are pleased to enter into this patent licensing deal with YuLong Telecommunication for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync,” said Steven Chen, senior director of Microsoft Business Division China. “Microsoft is committed to enhancing the consumer experience through intellectual property (IP) collaboration, and we believe this deal is an important step in continuing to work more collaboratively with companies in China to help deliver better products to consumers and develop a more vibrant IT industry.”

YuLong Telecomunication is the largest Windows CE phone original equipment manufacturer in China, and as a result of this agreement plans to release Coolpad brand handsets pre-installed with Microsoft direct push technology.

“People in China, as well as the rest of the world, are demanding more secure, better wireless synchronization with their mobile devices. Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync technology has become the choice for mobile synchronization and communication around the world,” said Li Wang, standing vice president of YuLong Telecommunication. “By implementing the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync specification technology, we are enabling our customers to easily manage their Exchange e-mail, calendar and contacts on their mobile phones.”

Exchange ActiveSync is a communication protocol which allows mobile clients to synchronize e-mail, calendar, contacts and tasks with Microsoft Exchange Server. Microsoft has been licensing the Exchange ActiveSync protocol for mobile devices since 2003.