T-Mobile Empowers Mobile Users at CeBIT With Option's Globetrotter GT MAX


LEUVEN, Belgium, March 9/ / -- Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, today announced that T-Mobile has selected the GlobeTrotter GT MAX to extend its range of wireless HSDPA data solutions. The GlobeTrotter GT MAX will be marketed under the "web'n'walk Card Compact" brand and will be demonstrated at CeBIT 2006 (Hannover, 9 - 15 March 2006) on the stand of
Deutsche Telekom (Hall 26, Stand A 01).

Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option: "The innovative form factor of our GT MAX is catching on within the operator community. Product design is becoming instrumental in getting the edge over competing products. A well designed product finds itself on higher ground. I am very pleased to see our long-term partnership with T-Mobile going strong."

T-Mobile International is one of the world's leading companies in mobile communications. As one of Deutsche Telekom's three strategic business units, T-Mobile concentrates on the most dynamic markets in Europe and the United States. By the end of 2005, more than 77 million customers were served in the nine T-Mobile markets. T-Mobile is a partner of FreeMove, an alliance formed by four of Europe's leading mobile companies - Orange, Telefonica Moviles, TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile) and T-Mobile - to help their customers communicate as easily while traveling abroad as they do at home.

The GlobeTrotter GT MAX, features Option's unique and patented multi-band flip-out integrated antenna design. Once inserted in a laptop, the GT MAX may be operated by simply deploying the flip out antenna. For ease and convenience, the antenna is retracted for briefcase or laptop carrier bag transport without the need to remove the wireless data card from the laptop.

The GlobeTrotter GT MAX wireless data card is available with Option's GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager. This enables users to enjoy fast, simple and easy access to wireless data whilst hiding the complexity of the underlying wireless technologies from the user. In conjunction with Option's mobile IP solution "Unlimited Connection", users can seamlessly roam between 3G, 2G and WLAN access technologies with automatic authentication using the data card's inbuilt support for PC Smart Card and EAP-SIM.

About Option

Option NV (www.option.com), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSDPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option's headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany), a Wireless Router development centre in
Stockholm (Sweden) and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland.

Source: Option N.V.

For more information please contact: Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing, Tel +32-(0)16-317-411, E-mail: d.ros@option.com; Frederic Convent, CFO, Tel +32-(0)-16-317-411, E-mail: investor@option.com

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