Testimonials for W3C's Mobile Web Initiative (MWI)

These testimonials from MWI Founding Sponsors are in support of W3C Launch of the Mobile Web Initiative.

HP has been a strong supporter of the W3C for the past decade. We are firmly committed to the goal of building robust platforms based on open standards and are pleased to be a founding supporter of this Mobile Web Initiative. We believe the MWI will accelerate the development of rich media content services and will be a catalyst for the next generation of engaging communications experiences. MWI will cause the creation and adoption of a merged set of technologies for today's fixed and mobile content systems and delivery platforms. This is an essential step in the evolution of the World Wide Web. We expect to see a rapid innovation cycle based on MWI contributions to the convergence of fixed and mobile domains.
-- Evan Smouse, Director of Strategic Technology, Hewlett-Packard
MobileAware, as a sponsor of the Mobile Web Initiative and leading innovator in mobile business solutions, welcomes the launch of this Initiative by the W3C. This reflects an important moment in the evolution of the Web. It brings together the key mobile players in a forum where expertise and experience can be shared; ultimately leading to a Web that spans the globe for everyone on any Web-enabled device. MobileAware is proud to be invited to be part of this significant initiative and commends the W3C for its vision.
-- Kevin McCloskey, Chief Executive Officer, MobileAware
Segala wholeheartedly welcomes the launch of the W3C Mobile Web Initiative. As a pioneer in Web accessibility conformance certification and a specialist in mobile testing, Segala is ideally placed to champion the harmonisation of access to the Web irrespective of device, location and ability. Moreover, as the first testing specialist worldwide to become an Associate member of the GSM Association, Segala is keen to help drive this initiative, working more closely with all the interested parties to achieve the goals of the MWI.
-- Paul Walsh, CEO, Segala M Test
Vodafone welcomes this initiative from the W3C to bring the benefits of the Web to mobile phone customers. Vodafone is pleased to be a founding sponsor and are committed to the success of platforms based on open standards. We hope the outputs of the Mobile Web Initiative will help enable our 150 million customers access a diversity of valuable services.
-- Reinhard Kreft, Director Industry Relations, Vodafone
As a leading supplier of Intelligent Content Adaptation solutions to the mobile industry, Volantis is delighted to see the launch of the W3C Mobile Web Initiative. The initiative recognizes the rapidly increasing importance of access to the web from mobile devices. Volantis looks forward to participating in the new initiative, an activity which complements its existing, closely-related work within the Device Independence Working Group.
-- Mark Watson, Chief Technology Officer, Volantis Systems Ltd.

About the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C]

The W3C was created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. It is an international industry consortium jointly run by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France and Keio University in Japan. Services provided by the Consortium include: a repository of information about the World Wide Web for developers and users, and various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new technology. More than 350 organizations are Members of W3C. To learn more, see the W3C Web site: http://www.w3.org/