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T-Mobile International and Birdstep Technology ASA signs long term Frame Contract


Oslo/Stockholm/Seattle/Cambridge – August 31, 2006 –Birdstep Technology ASA, the leading provider of seamless connectivity and mobility software for laptop, PDAs and Smartphones, today announced a one and a half year Frame Contract with T-Mobile including yearly automatic renewal. The agreement supports the two companies’ ambition to deliver high performance, high quality, easy-to-use mobile office solutions for enterprise customers and high end consumers.

The contract is a one and a half year frame agreement that cover all T-Mobile TMCC (T-Mobile Communication Centre) product releases over the contract period and corresponding tailored product developments required to meet the market demands anticipated by T-Mobile .

The TMCC product is available today as part of the Web’n’Walk concept brought to the market by all T-Mobile affiliates in Europe. TMCC is an important cornerstone in the Web n’ Walk concept, being the connection manager used to provide T-Mobile’s customers easy and simple access to Internet and Intranet regardless of underlying technology: 2G (GPRS/ EDGE), 3G (UMTS/HSDPA) or Wireless LAN. Thanks to the Web’n’Walk concept and TMCC, the data usage is advancing both in the business as well as consumer customer segments.

The continuing relationship between the two companies demonstrates T-Mobile’s ambitions and strength in making mobile communications easier for both business users and individuals. “The cooperation with Birdstep is one important piece in bringing mobile internet and valuable data services to our customers. By renewing this agreement we secure continuity in our good relation with Birdstep” said Dr Petja Heimbach, Head of Product Management Intranet Access/Large Accounts at T-Mobile International,

“The Frame Contract is another milestone for Birdstep in developing the relationship with T-Mobile. It demonstrates our long-term ambition to work close with T-Mobile and support them to build their business and bring first class products to the market,” said Petri Markkanen, CEO from Birdstep Technology.

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About Birdstep (
Birdstep Technology ASA is a public company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE) under ticker ’BIRD’. The company is headquartered in Oslo, Norway with three wholly owned subsidiaries, Birdstep AB in Sweden, Birdstep Technology Inc. in Seattle, US and Birdstep Technology Ltd in Cambridge, UK.

Birdstep Technology is a global software development, marketing and sales company offering seamless connectivity and mobility client software for mobile data users on laptops, Pocket PC and Smartphones as well as state of the art embedded database technologies.
Birdstep has an installed base at more than 30 operators globally including T-Mobile, Vodafone Group, Orange, TIM, Turkcell, TMN, Sprint, Telenor and TeliaSonera. The company also cooperates with global partners such as Nokia, SonyEricsson, Cisco, Ericsson, Nortel Networks, HP and Fujitsu Siemens Computers. In addition, Birdstep offers “SmartRoaming”, a hosted roaming service that provides mobility across networks for service providers and mobile network operators.


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