Option Adds Unlimited Connection to Telenor's Mobile Broadband Service



    BARCELONA, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - Option (Euronext: OPTI) (OPNVY), the wireless
technology company, today announced that Telenor has incorporated its
Unlimited Connection software in Mobilt Bredband, the Norwegian operator's
mobile broadband service.
    Unlimited Connection is the mobile-IP seamless handover solution from
Option that enables laptops to switch automatically and seamlessly between
mobile broadband - whether delivered over HSPA, UMTS or EDGE - and WiFi
hot-spots or DSL to deliver the highest possible connection speeds to
customers.
    Telenor is implementing the Unlimited Connection at group level with the
intention of making the advanced mobile broadband service in Norway available
to affiliates worldwide, with imminent launches in Sweden and Denmark. From
the second quarter of 2008, Telenor will also add Option's iCON 225 USB
wireless modem to its Mobilt Bredband range of devices.
    Telenor launched mobile broadband over 3G UMTS in June 2007 and upgraded
to 3.6 Mbps "Turbo 3G" HSDPA in November. With the help of Unlimited
Connection, Mobilt Bredband now integrates Telenor's HSPA, DSL and extensive
WiFi hot-spot networks to offer an unrivalled user experience.
    Authentication across different access technologies is handled
automatically by EAP-SIM, eliminating the need for multiple log-ins. Network
handovers are seamless and transparent to any applications being used by the
customer. Where physical access is available, Unlimited Connection can also
connect over DSL.
    Unlimited Connection builds on Option's 'simplexity' philosophy:
exploiting software to make high technology simple and accessible. For users,
clear and intuitive interfaces eliminate network and technological complexity
to deliver easy access to information "anytime, anywhere". Customisable
user-interfaces, languages, profiles and service features empower operators to
offer differentiated products and services.

    Telenor (Oslo Stock Exchange: TEL) is Norway's largest telecommunications
company and one of the fastest growing providers of mobile communications
services worldwide. With ownership interests in 12 mobile operators across
Europe and Asia, the group was serving 129 million mobile subscribers globally
at the end of Q3 2007.

    Mobile World Congress 2008

    Option can be found in Hall 2, Stand 2C54

    About Option

    Option, the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the
design, development and manufacture of 3G HSUPA, HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and WLAN
technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up
an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the
performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option's
headquarters are in Belgium (Leuven). The company has Research & Development
in Belgium (Leuven), Germany (Dusseldorf and Adelsried), Sweden (Stockholm),
and an ISO 9001 production engineering and logistics facility in Ireland
(Cork). Option also has offices in Europe, US, Asia, Japan and Australia. For
more information please visit http://www.option.com.





For further information:

For further information: Contact: Jan Pote, Corporate Communication
Manager, Tel +32(0)16-317-411, E-mail: j.pote@option.com

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