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Followap wins the Frost & Sullivan award 2006

London, United Kingdom – 12 July 2006


Frost and Sullivan has awarded Followap, the leader in Mobile IM and Presence solutions, with the Business Development Strategy Leadership award ranking Followap number one in providing market-leading mobile IM and Presence technology.

Followap secured this prestigious award with a combination of its field proven technology, industry experience, and highly advanced solutions, enabling service providers to establish superior, interoperable presence-enhanced services, whilst also creating robust and highly efficient infrastructure for next-generation fixed, mobile and converged networks.

Luke Thomas, Principal Analyst for Frost and Sullivan commented, “Followap stands out from other companies in this industry due to it’s pioneering technology and understanding of the market and customer needs. Followap has demonstrated superior market growth skills and we believe Followap will continue to be the key pioneer in Presence and Mobile IM solutions, providing real-time communications, answering the needs of the mobile industry.”

Tommy Volsen, VP Marketing at Followap commented: “We are very pleased to  have been recognised through the Frost and Sullivan award for our achievements in the mobile industry. We are working very closely with operators to provide real-time communications – both building new services and migrating existing ones. Mobile IM and Presence offer vast revenue opportunities for operators creating a worldwide next generation personal communications environment for mobile users.”

The Frost & Sullivan Award for Business Development Strategy Leadership is presented each year to the company that has demonstrated excellence in business development within the industry.

The Award recognizes the company’s ability to best perceive consumer needs, develop products and/or services that meet consumer needs, successfully introduce products or services to the industry, and identify new market segments to expand the existing customer base.

About Followap
Followap is the leading provider of Presence and Instant Messaging solutions to the telecommunications industry. Pioneering this field, Followap’s customer base consists today of 20 network operators, many of them tier-one operators, with a combined user base of over 200 million users. Followap’s products are designed with the operator in mind, providing Instant Messaging, Presence and Interconnect solutions which enable operators to establish advanced, interoperable presence-enhanced services, whilst also creating the infrastructure for next-generation networks. Followap supports and contributes to industry standardization efforts in forums including OMA, IETF, 3GPP and the GSM Association.

For more information please contact

Emma Turner / Ainslie MacLeod – Nelson Bostock Communications
T: + 44 (0) 20 7229 4400
E: ainslie.macleod@nelsonbostock.com

Kath Rosier – Followap
T: + 44 (0) 1753 708 527
E: kath.rosier@followap.com