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RTS NetWorks and FirstQuote partner to offer new wireless WAP investor service

London, 13 December, 1999 - RTS NetWorks a London-based Wireless Application Technology (WAP) expert, and FirstQuote, a Europe-based financial market data and STP specialist, have concluded a joint marketing agreement to launch the Wireless Investor – a pioneer service offering quotes, market summaries, top market movers, news, and charts as well as alerts and browser options including the ability to enter trades from digital phones and other wireless terminals. The service being launched now will allow mobile telecom operators to distribute this strategic value-added service to their fast-growing user groups.

Oskari Lehtonen, partner responsible for the RTS NetWorks Financial Solutions Unit comments, "The use of wireless solutions in enhancing communication and business processes in companies is one of the most exciting emerging business areas for RTS NetWorks. Using the new generation of WAP phones, it is possible for mobile phone subscribers to retrieve information from the Web and act upon it. As one of the leading experts of WAP in the UK, RTS NetWorks provide the WAP Gateway to make the service possible."

WAP is designed to enable Internet content and advanced technology services to be accessed on mobile phones, pagers, personal digital assistants and other wireless mediums. WAP Forum, of which RTS NetWorks is an associate member, endorses handset manufacturers representing 90 per cent of world market for 200 million GSM phone users worldwide with expected growth to half a billion WAP enabled devices by 2001.

RTS NetWorks and FirstQuote have carried out extensive research to develop the Wireless Investor WAP application as a means of distributing financial data and Internet brokerage solutions.

Sven Thiele, Regional Director of FirstQuote comments: "Our unique and scalable architecture enables the delivery of a comprehensive range of financial content to the end user who can access market summaries, quotes, news, charts upon request anytime and anywhere. This creates a significant opportunity for FirstQuote to increase its client base as operators, carriers, and service providers will be able to customise services based on the needs of their end users. With Wireless Investor, there is a clear value add to the end user enabling instant access to their stock portfolio, the convenience of a mobile browser, and, in addition, the ability to react to real-time market data by transacting."

RTS NetWorks is a part of Robotic Technology Systems Plc. (RTS Group) which is listed on London's AIM Market.

The company has an impressive portfolio of web solutions opening up an extensive range of new business opporunities. From Java to WAP, RTS consultants work closely with their clients to tailor high quality, future proof web solutions.

A member of the WAP Forum, RTS NetWorks is a wireless application protocol (WAP) development partner for Nokia. With specialist wireless solutions divisions based in Helsinki and London with 35 qualified developers, the company has designed world-leading WAP services for transport and financial markets information and is currently developing transactional e-commerce capabilities for mobile devices.

FirstQuote is a European provider of investor information services and online brokerage solutions. The company offers a comprehensive range of real-time market data and trade life-cycle support for financial institutions and their clients. By employing leading Internet and new-media technologies, FirstQuote delivers financial services with better price/performance results than comparable traditional systems. The financial information systems are offered via the Internet technology. The company´s stock symbol on the Nasdaq OTC BB is FSQT. In Germany it is listed on the Frankfurt Exchange under the stock symbol FQT.

For further information contact:

Oskari Lehtonen
Partner
RTS NetWorks
tel: + 44 (0)171 643 2208
Email: [email protected]
http://www.rtsnetworks.com

Blaise Hammond/Zoe Hatton
The Practice (Public Realtions) Ltd.
tel: +44 (0)171 538 4334
Email: [email protected]

Sven Thiele
Regional Director
FirstQuote Ltd.
Tel: +44 (0)171 643 2223
Email: [email protected]
http://www.firstquote.com

Katherine Roberts
Cohn & Wolfe Public Relations
Tel: +44 (0)171 331 5300
Email: [email protected]