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LOGICA DEPLOYS THE WORLD’S FIRST SMS PRODUCT FOR 3G NETWORKS IN JAPAN

Added: (Tue Feb 20 2001)

Pressbox (Press Release) - 20th February 2001, Cannes, France - Logica has announced today that it deployed its first SMS product built to support Japan’s 3G networks.

For the past 16 months Logica has been collaborating with NEC for the production of SMS products for Japan's 3G market. Last year it received the orders for the first systems and shipped its first SMS product.

Logica Japan’s President, Hideo Ikeda, commented “Our messaging systems for 3G are scheduled to be placed in live service during this year. Japan has always proved to be an important proving ground for Logica's technology. Our relationship with NEC and the Japanese operator community provides us with a strategic advantage in being first to market with live deployments of advanced new multi-media-focused products.”


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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.

About Logica Japan
Logica began operations in Japan in 1996 and incorporated its local operations as Logica Japan K.K. in June 2000. Logica Japan provides SMS (Short Messaging Service) and other technologies to mobile communications carriers such as J-Phone and TU-KA Groups and has established itself as a major IT company in the Japanese market. The company currently has over 130 staff located in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka.

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