Drei Austria Lets Customers Experience Option's Globesurfer(R) ICON 7.2 HSDPA

    LEUVEN, Belgium, June 18 /CNW/ - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI; OPNVY), the
wireless technology company, today announced that Drei, Hutchison 3G Austria
or "3" is the first mobile operator in Austria to offer the Option
GlobeSurfer(R) ICON 7.2 HSDPA. Drei or "3" is celebrating the commercial
release of the "3" branded USB wireless broadband modem with a compelling
launch promotion. Customers in Austria signing up for a 24 month subscription
(EUR19 per month) will be able to purchase the USB modem for only 3 euros,
including a monthly 1.5 Gb data package.
    Customized to the exacting requirements of the operator, the
GlobeSurfer(R) ICON 7.2 HSDPA offers Drei customers in Austria easy wireless
broadband access. Option's Zero-CD(TM) technology, which allows applications,
manuals and drivers to be downloaded and installed automatically when the
device is first connected to a computer, makes the GlobeSurfer(R) ICON 7.2
HSDPA truly plug-and-play. The product, which offers impressive downlink rates
of up to 7.2 Mbps, joins Option's widely acclaimed GT MAX data card in the "3"
Austria portfolio.
    Hutchison 3G Austria is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa
Limited ("HWL"). Based in Hong Kong, HWL was granted a license to operate
third generation mobile services in Austria in November 2000. In May 2003,
Hutchison 3G Austria launched the first purely mobile multimedia offering in
the Austrian market under the brand "3". With 426,000 customers (as of March
2007), "3" leads the Austrian 3G market.

    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 Duesseldorf (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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