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LPG Innovations and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young begin cooperation

Companies to collaborate in delivering demanding mobile portal platforms

The Finnish software company LPG Innovations and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young have signed an agreement regarding the delivery of mobile portal platforms. The solutions to be delivered are built on the LPG ServicePortal TM software, with LPG delivering the technology and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young acting as system integrator. The goal is to incorporate LPG ServicePortal as a part of Cap Gemini Ernst & Youngs solution set for mobile Internet.

We are highly satisfied to begin co-operation with a globally well-known integrator such as Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Together, we are able to deliver a total platform solution and integrate the ServicePortal into our clients current systems quickly and efficiently. We believe that the collaboration will be extremely beneficial to both LPG and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, says LPG Innovations CEO, Mr. Pekka Kelkka.

We are focusing on the mobile Internet market and looking for leading edge partners in this area. The sought after killer application for the internet will not be one application but the combination of many services that are accessible when you are mobile, whether it is from a phone, Palm or some other mobile device. LPG is filling an important gap in the field of mobile Internet with their ServicePortal, says Mr. Henrik Sund, Division Director, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Telecom & Media Nordic.

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young is one of the largest management and IT consulting firms in the world. The company offers management and IT consulting services, systems integration, and technology development, design and outsourcing capabilities on a global scale to help traditional businesses and "dot companies" continue to implement growth strategies and leverage technology in the new economy. The organization employs more than 55,000 people worldwide and reports global revenues of 7.7 billion euros (1999 pro forma).

LPG Innovations Ltd, founded in 1994, is one of mobile Internets early pioneers. The company provides service level enhancing solutions for corporations, operators and service providers. LPG Innovations focuses on transforming new technologies to highly scalable solutions with open interfaces and inbuilt fault tolerance. LPG Innovations customers include mobile operators (such as Sonofon), b-to-b service providers (LCI Consultants), and large corporations (BMW). LPG Innovations partners include Hewlett-Packard, PSInet, WM-Data Faci and ASP4me.com. The company is owned by employees and the venture capital company Capital Management. Currently, LPG Innovations employs 90 people in three Finnish development centers and one branch office in Frankfurt, Germany.

The LPG ServicePortal TM is an infrastructure platform for mobile and Internet services. The platform combines dynamic service management with high availability
resulting to rapid delivery of services to end-users.

The LPG WAPoffice TM enables easy and quick access to basic office applications, such as electronic mail, directories and calendars, using WAP terminals.

For further information, please contact

Mr. Esa Aho, Senior Vice President, Marketing, LPG Innovations Oy
tel. +358 30 6006 341, mobile +358 40 758 6362
[email protected]

Mr. Lars Sj÷berg, Director Partners & Alliances, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Telecom & Media Nordic
Tel. +46 8 704 62 88, mobile +46 70 873 6288
[email protected]