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Network365 Wins 'Best Wireless Application Developer' at the GSM Association Awards 2002

3GSM World Congress, Cannes, France 20th February 2002 - Network365 (www.network365.com), a leading provider of world-class application platforms enabling the mobile lifestyle, has won the Best Wireless Application Developer Award at the GSM Association Awards 2002. The winners were announced at the gala 2002 GSM Association Awards dinner on February 19th in Cannes during the 3GSM World Congress.
This is a major endorsement by the global GSM industry of the companys mzone technology which is being used by telecoms operators worldwide to deliver a range of services to mobile phone users. Key customers include Hong Kong CSL, Český Oskar Mobil in the Czech Republic, Celltel Lanka, Digifone / mmO2, Meteor Mobile Communications and Manx Telecom / mmO2, who is using Network365s technology in Europes first 3G trials on the Isle of Man.

Now in their seventh year, the GSM Association awards recognise excellence and innovation across the wireless communications industry and are open to companies whose products and services support the market for the GSM family of technologies. The awards programme for 2002 included a stronger emphasis on the consumer and corporate benefits of wireless technology, in order to reflect the more widespread use of the technology.
The GSM Association is the worlds leading wireless industry representative body, consisting of more than 600 second and third generation wireless network operators and key manufacturers and suppliers to the wireless industry. The Associations members provide digital wireless services to more than 646 million customers (end 2002) and the GSM Platform accounts for approximately 70 percent of the total digital wireless market today. "It is testament to the recognition of the value of these unique wireless industry Awards that the entries go from strength-to-strength," commented Rob Conway, CEO of the GSM Association
The Motorola-sponsored Applications & Services Award which includes three main categories
Best Corporate Wireless Application or Service, Best Consumer Application or Service, and Best Wireless Application Developer, is given based on demonstrated business benefits, success statistics and best use of available technologies. "The Applications & Services category clearly highlights that the industry is now really starting to focus on the development of innovative next generation solutions," commented Greg Cray, a Partner in PWC Consultings Telecommunications IT Solutions Practice.
"The GSM Association Awards are one of the most prestigious awards in the wireless industry, designed to reward companies with specific recognition through a wide variety of award categories. They mark the importance of wireless technology and set a high standard for these solutions worldwide. We are delighted to win such an award which emphasizes the benefits which our mzone suite of products brings to users worldwide," said Raomal Perera, CEO, Network365.
The Network365 product range, known as mzone, is a complete mobile application infrastructure enabling a world of mobile experiences. mzone addresses all the elements of the mobile Internet value chain from mCommerce and secure and personalized payment, to advanced messaging and optimized content anywhere.
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mzone currently includes four innovative platforms: mzone kiosk, a complete mobile shopping solution for merchants; mzone avatar, a feature rich mobile solution which enables secure payment, personalization and identification; mzone maestro, delivers optimized content and services to enable the mobile lifestyle; and mzone agora is an advanced messaging application platform for fun, innovative mobile experiences. mzones application technologies can be deployed individually or together as part of the mzone product suite, a total mobile application infrastructure that delivers added value to network operators and service providers.

Since its foundation, Network365 has garnered worldwide acclaim for its broad yet focused wireless product strategy and has developed unique skills by concentrating exclusively on the requirements of the mobile market. Both Time Magazine and Infoconomist Magazine have listed the company as one of Europes hottest technology companies.
Awards were presented in six categories including: Applications & Services, Technology Innovation, Marketing & Promotion, Wireless in the Community Awards, GSM Association Roll of Honour as well The GSM Associations Chairmans Award.
Network 365 finds itself standing with an impressive mix of multinationals and blue chip candidates who have won the award in the past including BT Cellnet (now mm02), Optimus Telecomunicacoes (Portugal), Mobitai Communications Corp (Taiwan), Geocell (Georgia) and MTN Networks (Sri Lanka) to name a few.
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For further information:

Visit Network365 at the 3GSM World Congress
Hall 1 Stand B22
Network365
Evanna Kearins
Marketing Communications Manager,
Tel: +353 1 2764511 / 087 2896579
Email: [email protected]

John Hurley,
VP Marketing
Tel: +353 1 2764508 / 086 6666200
Email: [email protected]

About Network365

Network365 is a leading provider of world-class application platforms enabling the mobile lifestyle. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Ireland and has offices in Japan, Italy, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, the UK and the USA. Since its foundation, Network365 has garnered worldwide acclaim for its broad, yet focused wireless product strategy and has developed unique skills by concentrating exclusively on the requirements of the mobile market.

The Network365 product range, known as mzone, is a complete mobile application infrastructure enabling a world of mobile experiences. mzone addresses all the elements of the mobile Internet value chain from access to advanced messaging to secure mobile commerce. mzone currently includes four innovative platforms: mzone kiosk, a complete mobile shopping solution for merchants; mzone avatar, a feature rich mobile solution which enables secure payment, personalization and identification; mzone maestro, delivers optimized content and services to enable the mobile lifestyle; and mzone agora is an advanced messaging application platform for fun, innovative mobile experiences.

Key customers include: Hong Kong CSL, Celltel Lanka, Manx Telecom / mmO2 (Europes first 3G trials), Český Oskar Mobil a.s in the Czech Republic, Digifone / mmO2, and Meteor Mobile Communications, BETDAQ and Phone House in Ireland.

For more information, please visit: www.network365.com

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