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AU-System and Condat Partner to Accelerate Worldwide Availability of 2.5G Wireless Devices

London and Berlin May 15, 2001 Mobile Internet consultancy, AU-System UK (XSSE:AUS), and mobile business software and solutions provider Condat AG, Germany, has signed a memorandum of understanding to improve the global availability of wireless devices that are capable of exploiting 2.5G mobile Internet services.

Condat and AU-System have agreed upon to cooperate in order to offer handset and PDA manufacturers a complete software solution for the inner workings of devices able to browse the Internet at improved speeds and receive the first generation of always-on GPRS data services.

The devices will combine Condats GPRS-enabled GSM protocol stack with the AUS WAP browser, which includes support for new bearers like Bluetooth(TM), GPRS and 3G networks.

The two companies are confident that manufacturers will view their offering as a fast-track way of providing telecommunications network operators with the devices they need to get revenue-generating 2.5G services up and running quickly.

Stefan Fleron, CEO, AU-System UK, comments: Telecommunications network operators desperately need GPRS devices to get into the market fast so they can generate revenues from the obvious improvements that 2.5G brings to mobile. With their always-on capability, these devices will offer a major improvement over the first incarnation of WAP. They will be the first to function as true extensions of office business tools.

For more information contact:
Condat AG
Daniela Köppe
Investor Relations
Tel.: +49 (0)30 390 94-137
Fax: +49 (0)30 390 94-300
e-mail: [email protected]

Nick Williams
Director, Sales & Marketing
AU-System UK
Tel: +44 (0)208 432 1220
email: [email protected]
General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) - Supplementary technology for GSM or TDMA permitting data transfer speeds up to 115 kbit/s. Sometimes referred to as 2.5G.

Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) - The most prevalent standard today for digital mobile telephony. Used on the 900 MHz and 1,800 MHz frequencies in Europe, Asia and Australia, and 1,900 MHz in North America and Latin America.

Second-generation mobile network (2G) - The digital network that was introduced in the early nineties, primarily for the transfer of voice calls.

Third-generation Mobile Network (3G) - The network currently in the process of being introduced, that will permit high data transfer speeds and advanced services.

WAP - A global standard for mobile information and telephony services through digital mobile phones and other mobile terminals.

About Condat AG
Condat AG with headquarters in Berlin, Germany, develops and distributes software products and solutions for the mobile business sector. Condats Protocol Stacks control wireless communications between mobile devices and the network infrastructure, and are consequently an essential component of every mobile device. Founded in 1979, the company today employs 320 staff in Germany, Denmark, the U. K. and Taiwan. Condat AG has been listed on Germanys Neuer Markt (New Market) since 17 July 2000. For more information, please visit http://www.condat.de

About AU-System
AU-System is a leading Mobile Internet consultancy. Major clients include Ericsson, Telia, Scania, Nordea and Singapore Telecom. AU-System was established in 1974 and currently employs more than 1000 staff in offices in Sweden, the U.K., Italy, the U.S., Thailand and Singapore. AU-System is listed on Attract40 of Stockholmsbörsen, under the symbol AUS. For more information, please visit http://www.ausystem.com