Mobistar selects Option's GlobeTrotter 3G EDGE data card for its Business Everywhere service

February 15, 2006

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BARCELONA, Spain -- Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wirelesstechnology company, today announced that Mobistar, an Orange Group company, has chosen theGlobeTrotter 3G/EDGE ‘HSDPA Ready’ as the Belgian operator’s first product combining 3G andEDGE technologies in a single PC data card. The data card will support Mobistar’s “BusinessEverywhere” solution and will be sold as part of the Mobile Office Card product family. The ‘HSDPAReady’technology gives Mobistar’s business customers the additional advantage of a future-proofdata card for the upcoming HSDPA 1.8 Mbps services.

Benoît Scheen, Chief Commercial Officer at Mobistar explains: “Option’s GlobeTrotter 3G/EDGE‘HSDPA Ready’ card is a real opportunity for Mobistar. We are currently deploying a 3G networkwhich will be upgraded to HSDPA while we are the only operator that already has a coverage ofabove 99% of the Belgian population with EDGE technology.”

Jan Callewaert, CEO Option: “We’re very pleased that Mobistar has selected Option’s 3G/EDGE‘HSDPA Ready’ data card for the Belgian market. Seizing the wireless broadband opportunity willgreatly benefit Mobistar and its customers. Moreover, Mobistar is the 5th customer from within theOrange Group. I’m looking forward to a great relationship.”

Option NV (Euronext: OPTI; Nasdaq Europe: OPIN)

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