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Hutchison & mmO2 Roam

Aicent and Cable & Wireless GRX peering enables GPRS roaming between Hutchison Telecom in Hong Kong and mmO2 in the U.K.

June 11, 2002

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SAN JOSE, Calif. and LONDON -- Aicent and Cable & Wireless today announced that they have interconnected their GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) networks. This peering agreement has successfully enabled their respective mobile operator customers, Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited and UK-based mmO2 to extend their GPRS roaming capabilities, allowing subscribers travelling between Hong Kong and the UK to continue to access GPRS services. Critical to the success of GPRS services, GRX enables mobile data roaming services for travelling mobile users outside their home networks. Both Aicent and Cable & Wireless are among the world's largest GRX providers. Peering between Aicent and Cable & Wireless allows more than 30 mobile operators across Asia and Europe to establish roaming agreements between their networks, just as Hutchison Telecom and mmO2 have done. "Connecting our European operator customers with Asia Pacific operators is yet another significant milestone in the development of Cable & Wireless' GRX offering, especially given the close ties and amount of travel between the UK and Hong Kong," says Andrew McGrath, president, Service Providers, Cable & Wireless. "We are committed both to adding new operators directly to our GRX and peering with other leading GRX providers, such as Aicent, so that we can offer operators maximum global coverage for their GPRS roaming services." Aicent Inc. Cable & Wireless mmO2 PLC Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Ltd.

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