Telenet Solutions Launches HSDPA Data Card With Globetrotter Unlimited Connection From Option

    New Step for Option and Telenet in Roll-Out of "Always On" Products

    LEUVEN, Belgium, March 26 /CNW/ - Telenet Solutions is today launching
the Telenet Mobile Data Card. This data card solution was developed in
co-operation with Option (Euronext: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY) and provides wireless
access to the Telenet mobile data network for LAN, Hotspot and mobile

    Seamless transfer

    The Telenet Mobile Data Card is the first mobile data card in the
European Union that guarantees a seamless transfer from a Telenet Hotspot
network to the Telenet MVNO (Data) network and vice versa without the session
being interrupted.
    This unique feature is thanks to the software that Option supplies under
the name of GlobeTrotter Unlimited Connection and that has been further
refined and adapted for Telenet Solutions. Using this special Unlimited
Connection software, the card always uses the best available access technology
(Telenet Hotspot, HDSPA, UMTS, Edge, GPRS) at every location in Belgium and
Telenet Hotspot locations in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. A mobile IP agent
on the Telenet network manages the IP addresses and ensures that the end user
always has a connection with the Internet via the best available access
    The software on the card allows it to be configured in such a way that it
can also detect the Telenet wireless installation in the office or at home and
transfer seamlessly to this Internet connection.
    "We are extremely pleased to see that a really innovative solution for
the mobile user can be realised as a first within the European Union - in
Belgium, and by 2 Flemish companies. Telenet, as an MVNO and Hotspot operator,
clearly sees the added value of our Unlimited Connection solution for mobile
users. In the mobile world of tomorrow, getting and maintaining access
anytime, anywhere, will be increasingly important."
    "We are pleased that Option has co-operated with us in creating
tailor-made software for this Telenet Solutions product. With the seamless
transfer between different networks, we are relieving the frustrations of the
users, and the solution is unique in the market at the moment. We are
therefore proud that two Flemish companies have been able to develop this
together", says Hugo Lemmens, Executive Vice President of Telenet Solutions.
At the same time, Lemmens adds that Telenet Solutions is aiming this product
mainly at professionals, the logistics and the retail sectors, as well as at
Belgian SMEs who make much use of representatives on the road.

    4 Subscription formulas

    The complete package, with a recommended retail price of EUR300, is sold
via Hostbasket. There are 4 subscription packages available:

    Subscription    Monthly         Download      Download     Supplement for
    formula         subscription    limit via     limit via    extra capacity
                                    HotSpots      Telenet
                                                  MVNO GSM
    Light           EUR 20          10 GB          5 MB         1.5 EUR/MB
    Medium          EUR 30          15 GB         10 MB        1,25 EUR/MB
    High            EUR 40          20 GB         20 MB           1 EUR/MB
    Unplugged       EUR 70          35 GB        200 MB        0.75 EUR/MB

    Customers can request a detailed invoice at any time (although not
"live") to check whether they have reached their download limit. For any
problems, the helpdesk numbers +32-(0)70/25-00-30 (B) or +352-27-27-27-26
(Lux) are available 24 hours a day for customers. For further information
concerning the Telenet Mobile Data Card, customers can call 02/300.SPOT

    About Telenet

    Telenet is Belgium's largest supplier of broadband cable services.
Telenet focuses on delivering cable television, high-speed internet and
telephony services to primarily residential customers in Flanders. Under the
brand name Telenet Solutions it also delivers services to companies in Belgium
and Luxembourg. Telenet is listed on the Euronext Brussels Stock Exchange
under the ticker symbol TNET. More information :

    About Option (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY)

    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, 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

    Note for the Editor: Today the existing network in Belgium consists on
    the one hand of 1300 Telenet Hotspots and on the other hand of the GSM
    network of Mobistar.

For further information:

For further information: Douglas Ros, Vice President Business
Development, Option, Tel +32-(0)-16-317-411, E-mail:;
Frederic Convent, CFO, Option, Tel +32-(0)-16-317-471, E-mail:; Stefan Coenjaerts, Spokesman Telenet, Tel:
+32-(0)-15-33-50-06, GSM: +32-(0)-499-57-76-47,

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