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Option adds Unlimited Connection to Telenor's mobile broadband service

(PresseBox) (Barcelona,Spain, ) Option (Euronext: OPTI; OTC:OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that Telenor has incorporated its Unlimited Connection software in Mobilt Bredbånd, the Norwegian operator’s mobile broadband service.

Unlimited Connection is the mobile-IP seamless handover solution from Option that enables laptops to switch automatically and seamlessly between mobile broadband -whether delivered over HSPA, UMTS or EDGE - and WiFi hot-spots or DSL to deliver the highest possible connection speeds to customers.

Telenor is implementing the Unlimited Connection at group level with the intention of making the advanced mobile broadband service in Norway available to affiliates worldwide, with imminent launches in Sweden and Denmark. From the second quarter of 2008, Telenor will also add Option’s iCON 225 USB wireless modem to its Mobilt Bredbånd range of devices.

Telenor launched mobile broadband over 3G UMTS in June 2007 and upgraded to 3.6 Mbps "Turbo 3G" HSDPA in November. With the help of Unlimited Connection, Mobilt Bredbånd now integrates Telenor’s HSPA, DSL and extensive WiFi hot-spot networks to offer an unrivalled user experience.

Authentication across different access technologies is handled automatically by EAP-SIM, eliminating the need for multiple log-ins. Network handovers are seamless and transparent to any applications being used by the customer. Where physical access is available, Unlimited Connection can also connect over DSL.

Unlimited Connection builds on Option’s ‘simplexity’ philosophy: exploiting software to make high technology simple and accessible. For users, clear and intuitive interfaces eliminate network and technological complexity to deliver easy access to information "anytime, anywhere". Customisable user-interfaces, languages, profiles and service features empower operators to offer differentiated products and services.

Telenor (Oslo Stock Exchange: TEL) is Norway's largest telecommunications company and one of the fastest growing providers of mobile communications services worldwide. With ownership interests in 12 mobile operators across Europe and Asia, the group was serving 129 million mobile subscribers globally at the end of Q3 2007.

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Option N.V.

Option, the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G HSUPA, HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option's headquarters are in Belgium (Leuven). The company has Research & Development in Belgium (Leuven) and Germany (Düsseldorf and Adelsried), and an ISO 9001 production engineering and logistics facility in Ireland (Cork). Option also has offices in Europe, US, Asia, Japan and Australia. For more information please visit