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Mobile Industry Leaders Launch COMET Consortium to Pioneer COnverged MEssaging Technologies

Mobile Industry Leaders Launch COMET Consortium to Pioneer COnverged MEssaging Technologies

BARCELONA, 3GSM World Congress 2006, February 15 /PRNewswire/ --

- COMET Consortium to Receive EUR3.4 Million European Commission Support for World-First Messaging Architecture Research Project

Mobile industry leaders today announce the launch of the COnverged MEssaging Technology (COMET) consortium to advance Next Generation Messaging. COMET will undertake the world's first large-scale research and development initiative into converged messaging architectures and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) technology to deliver a truly intuitive user experience across any device. The initiative will be carried out over two and a half years and has a total budget of over EUR 7 million, jointly funded by the COMET partners and the European Commission (EC), which is contributing a EUR3.4 million research subsidy.

The LogicaCMG-led consortium includes Colibria, HP, Movial, Software Quality Systems (SQS) and the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e). The initiative will bring together top scientists and engineers for pioneering research and product development in the telecoms industry. The EC subsidy is financed through the Sixth Research Framework Programme in the area of Information Society Technologies.

Chris McDermott, CEO, LogicaCMG Telecoms said: "IMS is the future for network operators and service providers worldwide, as it enables rich multimedia communications. COMET will be driven by the advancement of an intuitive and convergent experience because this answers the demands of tomorrow's consumer. LogicaCMG is proud to lead the COMET consortium and is dedicated to undertake the research and development project that will position us at the forefront of this technology. The consortium is truly pioneering a new era for converged communications."

Jean-Rene Bouvier, Vice-President and General Manager, OpenCall Business Unit, HP said: "HP, through its OpenCall portfolio, is privileged to be a founding member of COMET, along with LogicaCMG and other partners. This research and development project is one of the key vehicles that will accelerate IMS-enabled messaging, collaboration and community services."

As consumers increasingly adopt broadband services across fixed and mobile networks, there is a growing need for a uniform and rich user experience. Fixed internet service providers are already expanding their service portfolios towards the mobile world, providing mobile instant messaging, mobile television and VoIP. In turn, this convergence is increasing the pressure on mobile operators and service providers to provide similar rich, converged services.

The IMS standard introduces a low-cost and flexible IP-based service layer that is designed to bridge the gap between mobile and fixed internet by offering new internet-based services over mobile networks. Even though IMS technologies are already deployed today, end users still use legacy messaging technologies on devices that limit the scope for true communications convergence. COMET will focus on researching and delivering the enabling technology that complements existing 3G, IMS and IP technologies to provide an end-to-end IMS messaging solution that will deliver a transparent, ubiquitous and intuitive messaging user experience.

Notes to Editors

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 company employs around 30,000 staff in offices across 36 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

About Colibria (Norway)

Established in 2000, Colibria is a technology leader in the field of instant messaging and presence systems, with its IM and Presence and Communities solutions deployed by a variety of mobile operators across Europe, Asia and Latin America. Colibria's new generation core network mobile platforms are scalable and flexible solutions that provide the vital infrastructure for advanced presence, messaging, and multimedia services - fully supporting IMPS, as well as ensuring a seamless use of IMPS and SIP for IMS-enabled networks. The company operates from locations in Norway, the UK, the Philippines, Belgium and Singapore, and is a member of the Open Mobile Alliance, contributing extensively to the OMA IMPS forum. Colibria's investors include Northzone Ventures (www.northzone.com), Four Seasons Venture (www.fsv.no), and Ferd Venture (www.ferdventure.no).

About HP

HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended Oct. 31, 2005, HP revenue totalled US$86.7 billion. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com

About Movial (Finland)

Movial Corporation develops software and services for the mobile multimedia and presence-enabled applications market. By enhancing the ability of device, system, and IM vendors to conceive, design, and deliver the software differentiators that drive revenue, Movial is the choice of Nokia, HP, Orange, and Jabber, Inc. Movial has distinguished itself with mobile presence innovations such as \'Push-to-Video,\' while simultaneously becoming the time- and cost-to-market leader for Linux-based consumer electronics.

About Software Quality Systems (SQS)

Software Quality Systems (SQS) is a leading provider of QA solutions. The services offered by SQS include quality assessments, process improvement, test automation, verification and validation plans design and implementation and test outsourcing. The customers of SQS are key players in the pharma, rail, telecom and industrial sector. A fully equipped and updated laboratory permits SQS to implement certification schemes and to provide highly qualified and complex testing processes adapted to customers' needs.

About Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (The Netherlands)

The Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) is a research-driven, design- and industry oriented university that focuses on technology development and its application in the community at large. In the COMET project the TU/e brings innovations in the areas of quality of communications and architectural design and analysis.

For further media information:

Refer to the COMET web site: www.comet-consortium.org

LogicaCMG Plc

Scott Allen, Global Marketing Director, LogicaCMG global telecoms, Email: [email protected]. Katy Ludditt/David Vindel, Band & Brown Communications, Tel: +44-207-419-7000, Email: [email protected]/[email protected]

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