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Nextenso launches its 3G Mobile Pack for UMTS Operators

A special selection of advanced and modular applications for powering revenue-generating 3G Internet Portals

Alcatel announces the launch of the Nextenso Mobile 3G Pack, a specially conceived pack of applications and services dedicated to 3G Operators. This pack is based on the recently announced launch of Nextenso 3. Nextenso (an Alcatel subsidiary), is editor of a software suite to create and manage multi-media, multi-access Internet portals.

The Nx 3G Mobile Pack contributes to the business success of a UMTS mobile network, as well as GSM, EDGE and GPRS networks. Nextenso is fully committed to delivering telecom companies the richest portal software suite, allowing them to deploy new revenue-generating applications, enrich their existing Internet services and provide new ones, and differentiate from their competition with its a carrier-grade architecture.

In order to develop mobile operators 3G-generated business, Nextenso provides a solution for:

 Maximizing traffic, by enabling the creation of a simple, intuitive daily point of entry to the Internet for an increasingly mass-market user base (with, for example, Nextensos Nx First Contact, Nx Personalized HomePage, Nx Universal Mail Client, Nx Smart Channel, and Nx Notification Server).

Furthermore, a Nextenso-powered Internet portal enables operators to extend their business model from pure carrier-based revenue to a full value-added service provider, by:

 Generating portal revenues, through personalized, localized and multi-device access, and targeted services, creating portal "loyalty" from end users (with, for example, Nextensos, Nx Multi-Terminal Studio, Nx SMS Driver, Nx Point of Interest, and Nx WAP Gateway)

 Generating content-provider revenues, through Nextensos syndication features, profile management, and the resulting potential for the sale of "smart" advertising and referencing (with, for example, Nextensos Nx Service & Profile Management, Nx Syndication, and Nx Content Studio)

All Nextenso applications and services run within the Nextenso portal runtime environment whose carrier-grade, open architecture ensures the highest levels of quality and support for GSM, GPRS, EDGE and UMTS networks. Thus, operators can create a satisfied and active installed base of clients immediately, positioning themselves today for success in tomorrows mobile Internet.

The Nextenso software suite runs on HP/UX, Sun Solaris and Linux and is currently distributed by Alcatel, HP, CMG and Gemplus.

About Alcatel

Alcatel builds next generation networks, delivering integrated end-to-end voice and data networking solutions to established and new carriers, as well as enterprises and consumers worldwide. With 130,000 employees and sales of EURO 31 billion in 2000, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries. For more information, visit Alcatel on the Internet:http://www.alcatel.fr

About Nextenso

Nextenso, a subsidiary of Alcatel, develops and commercializes a rich and modular suite of applications and services for creating and managing personalized, multi-device Internet portals that are accessible from all Internet-enabled terminals. Ready-to-customize Nextenso applications and services easily integrate into all wireless and wireline networks, leveraging the value of portals by taking advantage of existing Internet content and providing continuity of service across all devices and environments. The unique carrier- grade architecture of the Nextenso solution is rapid to deploy and responds to the markets demand for the highest quality of service and availability. Nextenso-powered new generation Internet portals can adapt to the varying needs of existing and future Internet devices, including WAP-enabled mobile telephones, PCs, Internet screenphones, Internet television, handheld organizers, etc.
For more information, please visit our web site at: http://www.nextenso.com

For further details, please contact:

Chrystelle Dugimont
[email protected]
Tel. +33 1 55 59 37 86 / Mobile: +33 6 08 10 52 39