Somera Communications agrees to supply T-Mobile Netherlands with mobile network infrastructure equipment to add extra capacity

January 27, 2004

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Somera Communications (Nasdaq: SMRA) a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment deployment services, announced today that the Company has signed a Supplier Agreement with T-Mobile Netherlands, part of T-Mobile International, one of the world's leading companies in mobile communications. T-Mobile Netherlands has 1.84 million customers in the Netherlands, offering both business and consumer mobile communications services.

"Following the highly successful launch of the T-Mobile brand in the Dutch market earlier this year, Somera has been helping T-Mobile by sourcing and supplying equipment that has enabled it to add extra capacity to its network to support its growth in new customers and network traffic," said Ron Patterson, Managing Director, EMEA of Somera Communications. "Our agreement with T-Mobile confirms the growing trend we are seeing towards the use of equipment re-deployment services by major network operators in Europe. We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with T-Mobile and look forward to supporting their equipment asset requirements."

Under the terms of the agreement, Somera sources and supplies new or redeployed equipment for the T-Mobile Netherlands network. As a totally OEM-independent supplier of network infrastructure equipment, Somera is able to support T-Mobile Netherlands across a range infrastructure equipment requirements, rapidly sourcing and delivering equipment needed for the expansion and maintenance of the T-Mobile Netherlands network. Somera's proprietary customer database of more than 1,100 customers worldwide and its constant contact with most of the global network operators means that it can search, locate and fulfill specific equipment requests rapidly.

Somera Communications

T-Mobile International AG

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