Aicent Messages in China

China Mobile signs agreement to use Aicent's MMS Gateway Service as the central hub to interconnect with international operators

April 13, 2004

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Aicent, Inc. announced today that it has signed a Multimedia MessagingService (MMS) Gateway Service contract with China Mobile Communications Corporation (NYSE:CHL,HKSE:0941.HK). Under the terms of the contract, China Mobile will use the Aicent MMS GatewayService as the central hub to interconnect with international operators, enabling China Mobile subscribersto exchange multimedia messages with friends and families serviced by other operators.According to the GSM Association, more than 160 operators worldwide have launched MMS services.Inter-operator MMS interworking is considered an important catalyst to MMS market growth and isregarded as a top priority among global 2.5G/3G operators. The commercial deployment of internationalMMS by China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator, marks a new milestone in global MMSinterconnectivity.

Aicent launched its commercial MMS Gateway Service in September 2003. Since then, more than 20leading Asian operators have connected to Aicent for MMS interworking. Covering the majority ofmobile subscribers in Asia, the Aicent MMS Gateway is one of the largest inter-operator MMS exchangesin the world.

"We are excited to provide the Aicent MMS Gateway Service to prestigious mobile operator customerssuch as China Mobile," said Lynn Liu, Aicent’s President and CEO. "We are very thankful for thesupport we have received from our operators, and the successful market rollout of our MMS GatewayService underscores our dedication to providing the best solutions to the mobile operator community. Welook forward to working with more global mobile operators in accelerating worldwide MMSinterconnection."

Aicent Inc.

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