LogicaCMG Selects Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Market-Leading Mobile Internet Platform

BARCELONA, 3GSM World Congress and RALEIGH, North Carolina, February 15/ --

LogicaCMG (LSE: LOG; Euronext: LOG) and Red Hat (NASDAQ: RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that standardising on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system has secured price/performance leadership for LogicaCMG's mobile internet solutions portfolio based on its Next Generation Platform. By building solutions on the most cost-efficient infrastructure components, LogicaCMG enables operators to dramatically reduce their initial investments while tripling traffic handling capacity.

The Red Hat platform also enables reduced infrastructure complexity and enhances interoperability across the network to reduce operational expenditure (OPEX) and allow operators to achieve ongoing cost efficiency from their LogicaCMG Next Generation Messaging solution.

To support and further encourage recent growth in demand for mobile internet and advanced data services, mobile network operators need highly scalable, reliable and cost-efficient infrastructure solutions that can manage high volumes of mobile data traffic. Red Hat's technology has further enabled LogicaCMG to build price competitive messaging solutions that manage both mobile internet and multimedia messaging traffic and integrate with back-end billing, provisioning and Quality of Service (QoS) systems.

Otto Vullers, product manager for LogicaCMG's Next Generation Platform, said: "The telecommunications industry has seen the uptake of open source in large enterprises and begun to realise the cost benefits and the stability that it can offer. Red Hat is a leading provider of this technology, with proven products, great security and enabling integration across the most cost-efficient infrastructure components.

LogicaCMG's decision to standardise on Red Hat Enterprise Linux for our Next Generation Platform enables us to offer highly competitive, cost-efficient solutions to our customers worldwide."

Werner Knoblich, general manager EMEA at Red Hat, said: "The telecommunications industry continues to embrace commercial off-the-shelf hardware and Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the building blocks for mission critical applications. LogicaCMG's use of Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the standard operating system for their Next Generation Platform clearly demonstrates the confidence and trust that operators and equipment providers have in Red Hat's products and services."

Red Hat Enterprise Linux continues to gain momentum as the preferred operating system for mission-critical telecommunications applications. Red Hat software has been deployed by leading wireless, wire-line, cable and online providers worldwide. The company works closely with operators and equipment providers to ensure that the Red Hat family of products incorporates the high-priority features required by the telecommunications industry. Red Hat maintains a single Linux distribution that supports both enterprise and telecommunications companies and boasts an ecosystem of more than 1800 software and 1100 hardware partners.

In a strategic move to consolidate all elements of the Next Generation Messaging portfolio on a consistent platform, LogicaCMG has already standardised its High Speed Proxy, Multimedia Messaging Service Centre (MMSC), Messaging Application Server (MAS) for the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and Instant Messaging and Presence Server (IMPS) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Furthermore, the platform will also provide specific features for improving manageability and providing the flexibility to grow and adapt the infrastructure in response to new markets and opportunities.

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.comAbout Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. The most trusted name in open source, CIOs and other senior-level IT executives have ranked Red Hat as the industry's most valued vendor for two consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system software along with middleware, applications and management solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's open source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more: www.redhat.com

Source: LogicaCMG Plc

Scott Allen, Global Marketing Director, LogicaCMG global telecoms, Tel: +44-118-965-9200, Email: scott.allen@logicacmg.com. Stephanie Delaey, AxiCom for Red Hat, Tel: +31-20-626-3991, Email: stephanie.delaey@axicom.com. Katy Ludditt, Band & Brown for LogicaCMG, Tel: +44-207-419-7319, Email: katy.ludditt@bbpr.com


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