BT has selected Option's GlobeTrotter 3-Gbit/s Quad and GlobeTrotter Fusion Quad wireless data card devices to launch BT Datazone

October 4, 2005

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LEUVEN, Belgium -- Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY),the wireless technology company, today announced that BT has selected the GlobeTrotter 3GQUADTM and GlobeTrotter FUSION QUADTM wireless data card devices to launch “BTDatazone”, releasing the full power of mobile broadband data services for its businesscustomers.

BT markets the wireless data cards under Option’s own brand as part of the “BTDatazone” offering. Option is the only company world wide with a commercialized 3G/Wi-Fi“FUSION” data card and is currently the sole supplier of data cards to BT.BT Group (LSE: BT-AL; NYSE: BT) is one of world’s leading providers ofcommunications solutions serving customers in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. Itsprincipal activities include local, national and international telecommunications services,higher-value broadband and internet products and services, and IT solutions. In the UK, BTserves over 20 million business and residential customers with more than 29 millionexchange lines, as well as providing network services to other licensed operators.

BT considers the launch of “BT DataZone” to be an important step towardsmeeting the company’s convergence vision, of being able to access all your informationregardless of where they are in the world, on your choice of device and over the most suitablenetwork. Both 3G wireless data cards from Option enable the realisation of this vision byautomatically connecting BT’s mobile business users to the best network available be it3G/GPRS, or one of the 30,000 BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide. BT Openzone boasts7,800 Wi-Fi hotspots in the UK, located in places such as McDonald’s restaurants, BA ExecutiveLounges and hotspots operated under service agreement with The Cloud.

Option’s GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD ™ and the GlobeTrotter FUSION QUADTM, are world’s first 5-band broadband wireless data cards combining in a single PC data card, 3G UMTS at 2100 MHzfor EMEA markets and Quad band GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for worldwide markets, whilstthe FUSION series also provides on board Wi-Fi/WLAN 802.11g connectivity.

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