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LogicaCMG Embarks on Six Million Euro Location Based Services Project for Galileo

LogicaCMG Embarks on Six Million Euro Location Based Services Project for Galileo

L0NDON, September 19 /PRNewswire/ -- LogicaCMG (LSE: LOG) will work on a project initiated by the Galileo Joint Undertaking (GJU), valued at around six million Euros. The project will lead the way in introducing next-generation satellite navigation (satnav) technologies into mass-market Location-Based Services (LBS) - which use a mobile telephone's position as part of value-added services, such as emergency response, traffic information, local shopping details or a child locator. Almost half of the funding is being provided by the industrial partners, which demonstrates the strategic, commercial importance of the project.

The "Application of Galileo In the LBS Environment" (AGILE) project aims to foster the take-up of Global Navigation Satellite Services (GNSS) in the key sector of mass-market LBS, with special emphasis on the use of EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service) and Galileo (Europe's next generation satnav system). The ultimate objective of AGILE is to define, in detail, a roadmap that will efficiently bring Galileo-based, value-added applications to reality; this will benefit mobile telephone users and the service providers who create and manage location-sensitive value-added services. The AGILE project will be run in close partnership with Alcatel Alenia Space which will bring its skill in LBS products and its expertise in the Galileo system.

Location-Based Services and personal mobility is widely expected to be the largest Galileo mass-market in terms of number of users and revenue opportunities. The LogicaCMG team will involve and promote awareness for key decision makers, investors, institutions, regulators, industries, service and data providers around the use of GNSS technology in this sector."

Stuart Martin, satellite navigation business manager at LogicaCMG, said: "We have spent five years building a strong position in, and understanding of, the Galileo programme. The specific characteristic of mass-market LBS is the integration of GNSS in mobile phones and personal handheld devices with the aim to provide value-added services based on the knowledge of the user position such as emergency calls. LogicaCMG's in-depth knowledge of EGNOS and Galileo coupled with our position as world leader in mobile services gives the AGILE team a strong leader to help drive the initiative."

This LBS contract is just one of four in which LogicaCMG is participating under the second call of the Galileo research and development activities (part of the European Commission's Framework 6 R&D programme). The others are:

- a one million Euro activity in a project lead by FDC (France Developpement Conseil) of France to develop a prototype of the service centre that will manage the Galileo commercial service and safety-of-life service and to advise on LBS standards

- participation in a project lead by Eutelsat of France to assess technical, commercial and regulatory feasibility of a future Galileo Short Message Service (SMS) mission, and to analyse associated system and network architectures

- adviser to project leader Telespazio of Italy on road mobility aspects of their technical demonstrator of satellite navigation in the service of multi-modal (road/rail/sea/air) transportation, with half of the funding for their own participation supplied by LogicaCMG.

Notes to Editors

LogicaCMG in Location Based Services (LBS)

The term Location Based Services covers a broad range of services and applications that are triggered according to the location of the end user, or are otherwise dependent on the location of the users (or objects) being tracked. LogicaCMG has been developing solutions in this domain for many years, and has a proven approach for the successful implementation of LBS solutions using all the latest positioning technologies, from RFID or W-LAN for local positioning right up to GPS or GSM positioning for larger-scale applications. Our success factors in LBS include:

- Globally recognised player in wireless enterprise solutions

- Significant strength and track record in transport and logistics with over 1000 transport specialists

- Leading messaging and service network provider with over 200 operators on a global basis. We are a leading cell broadcast system supplier with more than 50 installations

- Extensive Geo-ICT competence

- Strong provider in next-generation satellite navigation technology for EGNOS and Galileo.

About AGILE

AGILE brings together the technological building blocks needed to enable precise, accurate and reliable navigation anytime, anywhere, through the full hybridisation of space- and ground-based geo-location systems. This merger of technologies takes place at the terminal, network and local element level. It also brings together the core components of wireless telecommunications, advanced navigation, and commercial Geographical Information Systems in a flexible architecture based on the principles of an open business model for LBS applications and compliance to industry standards.

The ultimate benefits of AGILE are:

- to contribute to the world-wide user acceptance of Galileo and Galileo-based applications in the mass-market

- to set the business framework for the generation of potential revenues for EGNOS and Galileo and to support Galileo concession initiatives

- to federate and coordinate all stakeholders in the LBS community; and involve telecom players in the long-term success of EGNOS and Galileo.

LogicaCMG has brought together its core competencies in LBS, wireless communications, Geo-ICT and advanced navigation systems. The company has put together a world-class industrial consortium of 18 companies and organisations from ten European countries covering all links in the LBS value chain. These include: Alcatel Alenia Space as a major partner plus (in alphabetical order) CNES, Deimos Space, Enteos, ERTICO, Esys, GeoConcept, Leiden University IIASL, Institut National des Télécomunications Evry, Mapflow, NAVTEQ, Nottingham Scientific Limited, Skysoft, Telecom Italia Labs, TeleConsult Austria and Telefonica.

About LogicaCMG

LogicaCMG is a major international force in IT services and wireless telecoms. It provides management and IT consultancy, systems integration and outsourcing services to clients across diverse markets including telecoms, financial services, energy and utilities, industry, distribution and transport and the public sector. The group holds a 60 per cent controlling interest in Edinfor, S.A. (Edinfor), one of the largest IT service providers in Portugal, with additional operations in Spain and Brazil. LogicaCMG employs around 21,000 staff in offices across 34 countries and has more than 40 years of experience in IT services. Headquartered in Europe, LogicaCMG is listed on both the London and Amsterdam stock exchanges (LSE: LOG; Euronext: LOG). More information is available from www.logicacmg.com/uk

About Galileo

Galileo, the European satellite radio navigation programme is global in scope. It is being financed by both public and private funds. Given that the growth prospects for product and service markets connected with satellite radio navigation are considerable, the decision was taken to manage and operate the system in the form of a concession, as part of a public-private partnership.

Galileo will provide the first satellite positioning and navigation system specifically for civil purposes. Its profitable applications will spread into all areas of our lives - starting with more safe and efficient transport. Using small receivers, individuals will be able to determine their locations to within a few meters. Galileo will offer state-of-the-art and new services with outstanding performance in accuracy, continuity and availability. The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) is Europe's first foray into satellite navigation. It disseminates correction data to improve the accuracy of the current Global Positioning Systems (GPS) services from about 20 metres to better than five metres.

The GJU has been set up by the European Commission (EC) and European Space Agency (ESA) to manage the development phase of the Galileo project. This includes the selection of the future Galileo concessionaire, the integration of EGNOS and the management of Galileo related activities within the 6th Framework Programme.

LogicaCMG Plc

LogicaCMG: Ellie Thomson, Band and Brown Communications, Tel: +44-207-419-7000, Email: [email protected]. Nicky Rich, Public Relations Officer, LogicaCMG, Tel: +44-207-446-4813, Email: [email protected]

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