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LOGICA AND AMERICA ONLINE PLAN COLLABORATION TO OFFER WIRELESS CARRIERS A SOLUTION FOR TURN-KEY DEPL

Added: (Fri Feb 23 2001)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Cannes, France – February 23, 2001 – Logica and America Online, Inc., the world’s leading interactive services company, announced today they are planning to work together to ensure that the wireless messaging services provided by America Online are compatible with the SMSC solution provided by Logica to wireless carriers around the world. With Logica’s world-leading SMSC solution, wireless carriers can seamlessly integrate and rapidly rollout mobile instant messaging services to their subscribers. The planned collaboration is subject to agreement on final terms by the parties.

“This is wonderful news for carriers because it will enable seamless solution for an otherwise intricate system,” said Gerry McKenna, COO of Logica Mobile Networks. “Carriers are quickly realizing their subscribers want a familiar interface whether via PC or wireless phone and AOL is the premier service to fill that need.”

Lex Felker, Senior Vice President of AOL Mobile said “With Logica’s wealth of experience and AOL’s popular instant messaging systems, wireless carriers will have mobile instant messaging systems that can be easily deployed to their subscribers.”

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About Logica
Logica is a leading global solutions company providing IT consultancy, systems integration, products, services and support. Logica’s clients operate across diverse markets including telecoms, financial services, energy and utilities, industry, distribution and transport and the public sector. The company has over 10,000 staff in 27 countries worldwide. Founded in 1969, Logica is listed on the London Stock Exchange where it is part of the FTSE100 index of the largest UK listed companies.

About Logica in messaging
Logica is the leading supplier of messaging systems to over 100 of the world's top operators; these systems serve over 150m active subscribers. Logica's market leading position will be further enhanced by the imminent deployment of the world's first 'live' 3G messaging systems; in addition Logica is fast becoming a market leader in the emerging world of multi-media messaging services.

For further information, contact
Tim Guest/David Freedman of RPPR
Direct: +44 (0)20 7881 3229/3227
Mobiles: +44 (0)7879 432027 or (0)7771 810044 / email: timG@rppr.co.uk or davidf@rppr.co.uk

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