Option's GlobeSurfer(R) Icon at Heart of Telenor Summer Campaign in Norway



    LEUVEN, Belgium, June 26 /CNW/ - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI; OTC:
OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that its 
GlobeSurfer(R) ICON 7.2 is at the heart of a new Scandinavian campaign by
Telenor Norway. The campaign provides Norwegians with simple, fast and
inexpensive wireless broadband connections to the Internet making it easier
for many people to check their e-mail, access online banking services and surf
the web whether they are at their holiday homes, on their boats or simply away
from home.
    Telenor Norway's summer campaign bundles Option's ICON, ready for data
speeds of 3.6Mbps on the company's network, with an inexpensive mobile
broadband solution. Later this year, the company will launch HSDPA in Norway.
For NOK 249 per month (EUR30) Norwegian users can surf unlimited in the
evenings after 5pm and all through the weekend. This offer also includes all
Telenor hotspots in Norway. And as a special offering lasting until the end of
August, Norwegian users will be able to surf all day free of charge.
    Telenor is emerging as one of the fastest growing providers of mobile
communications services worldwide. The Telenor Group has more than 100 million
mobile subscriptions worldwide with a strong position in the growing
Scandinavian market for broadband services. Telenor is listed at the Oslo
Stock Exchange (TEL) and Nasdaq in New York (TELN).
    The GlobeSurfer(R) ICON 7.2 is a sleek and stylishly designed device that
will appeal to consumers and small businesses looking for simple, flexible
plug n' play connectivity solutions. Combining tri-band 3.6 Mbps HSDPA
download, upgradeable to 7.2Mbps, with 364 kbps UMTS upload, it incorporates a
USB connector and cable for optimal orientation. Drawing its power from the
PC, the icon weighs just 40g.

    About Option

    Option, the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the
design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS,
GSM 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 Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in
Leuven and Dusseldorf (Germany), a Software and Applications development
centre in Adelsried (Germany), a Wireless Router development centre in
Stockholm (Sweden), an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility
in Cork, Ireland. Option also has sales & support operations in the US, Japan,
Hong Kong and Taiwan. For more information please visit www.option.com.





For further information:

For further information: Douglas Ros, Vice President Business
Development Option, Tel +32-(0)16-317-411, E-mail: d.ros@option.com

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