The Wholesale Applications Community (WAC), the alliance designed to build an open platform for delivering applications to all mobile phone users, has expanded its member base with the addition of 32 new organisations from across the industry.
WAC also announced the availability of the WAC 1.0 specification following the completion of the WAC and JIL merger at the beginning of the month.
WAC 1.0 is based upon JIL 1.2.2 and is available to download at:
The group said WAC will allow operators to distribute applications through their respective application storefronts and charge users for the digital goodies via subscribers’ existing phone bill.
Developers will be able to set the application price, and will receive a revenue share for the transaction–the revenue share will be defined on an operator-by-operator basis.
Operators joining WAC at Operator Member level are América Móvil, Bell Mobility, Bouygues Telecom, China Unicom, Hutchison 3 Group, KDDI, LG Uplus, MTS, Orascom Telecom, Rogers Communications and SFR. Companies joining WAC as Sponsor Members include Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu, and LG Electronics.