Openwave announced the appointment of Marc Levante as chief technology officer (CTO), effective February 1, 2006

February 7, 2006

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV), the leading provider of open software products and services for the communications industry, today announced the appointment of Marc Levante as chief technology officer (CTO), effective February 1, 2006. Levante, a communications industry veteran with nearly twenty years of experience, joins Openwave’s management team from Vodafone Group plc, the world's leading mobile telecommunications company. In his role as Openwave CTO, Levante will be a key member of the executive team, driving innovation in all aspects of Openwave’s industry-leading software solutions and services.

“Openwave continues to capitalize on the opportunities presented by our fast growing market, deepening relationships with our customers and becoming their strategic technology partner in the development and delivery of innovative services,” said David Peterschmidt, president and chief executive officer of Openwave. “Marc’s experience at one of the largest global operators brings unique perspective that will help us better understand the challenges our customers face and meet their needs.”

“I am honored to be joining Openwave, a company that is well positioned to benefit from the opportunities in today’s communications market, with convergence and the global adoption of 3G driving increasing sophistication of handsets and services,” said Marc Levante, chief technology officer, Openwave. “I look forward to combining my knowledge of a global operator’s challenges with Openwave’s world class software solutions and services to help our customers continue to deliver compelling new services for their subscribers.”

From 2001 to 2005, Marc was the Director of Technology Development in Vodafone Group and since the beginning of 2005 he led the Radio and Access Transmission Competence Center in Vodafone Global in Dusseldorf, Germany. Prior to working at Vodafone Group, Marc held key technology positions at Vodafone Italy and Airtouch.

Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV)

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