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Acision and one2many to Deploy Cell Broadcast at KPN for The Netherlands NL-Alert Programme

September 15, 2011

READING, England, September 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

Acision and one2many to Provide Messaging Technology for
Location-Specific Warnings and Information Alerts to the Dutch Public

Acision, a world leader in mobile data, together with its Innovation
Network partner, one2many, has today announced that is has delivered Cell
Broadcast to KPN, the incumbent provider of telecoms services in the
Netherlands. Working with Acision, KPN selected one2many’s Cell Broadcast
solution as a core part of the service which will underpin the Dutch
Government’s high profile NL-Alert programme. Using one2many’s innovative
geographically redundant Cell Broadcast solution, KPN will be able to
deliver location-specific emergency alerts to all mobile phone subscribers
on behalf of the Dutch Government, providing the public with information and
warnings for disasters, missing person’s notices and other situations of
national or regional interest.

As part of the NL-Alert programme, operators in the Netherlands were
contracted to install Cell Broadcast technology that could be integrated
with the Government’s NL-Alert infrastructure. Under the programme, all of
Holland’s emergency and relief organisations will be able to send emergency
alerts warning to all mobile phone users in specific locations of potential
threats or public safety guidance.

A spokesperson at KPN, commented: “For such a large-scale national
deployment we wanted to work with partners that knew the messaging and Cell
Broadcast space intimately and could help us implement a best-in-class
solution. Acision’s renowned experience in mobile messaging, working with
one2many’s reliable Cell Broadcast solution was a unique proposition for us.
Not only is one2many’s solution the most developed system on the market – as
it has been available for over 15 years – but both Acision and one2many are
both highly professional organisations that delivered full dual site
integration within just six months.”

John Tacken, managing director at Conict Consultants and project manager
at the Government for the implementation of NL-Alert, commented: “The Dutch
Government is leading Europe in its implementation of the NL-Alert system.
Cell Broadcast is a vast improvement on the current siren-based system,
which could only alert people to the fact something was happening rather
than providing advice on how to react. Cell Broadcast has proved to be the
ideal solution for NL-Alert. It is timely and can instantly send many
millions of messages to mobile phone users, based on exactly where they are
at any given moment and without the congestion problems experience through
other mobile channels. NL-Alert looks set to go live by the end of 2011 and
we anticipate that it will be a highly successful programme.”

Jorgen Nilsson, CEO at Acision, said: “To support one2many in deploying
Cell Broadcast, and be part of such a critical project to provide a leading
public alerting system in The Netherlands, is great recognition for all the
parties involved. By making use of Cell Broadcast messaging the Dutch
government can now communicate one single message to many mobile users’
handsets, reaching the entire country if necessary and ensuring individuals
have essential information at hand when needed. This again highlights the
power that messaging as to communicate to the masses.”

Maarten Mes, managing director of one2many commented: “We are extremely
proud to have worked with Acision and KPN on this important project. The
award of this contract reflects the fact that one2many has the most mature
Cell Broadcast proposition on the market and can work with operators to
effectively and efficiently incorporate the solution into their networks and
third party infrastructure. The Netherlands now has in place the right
infrastructure to ensure public safety by providing accurate and timely
information, a situation we believe would be of great benefit to other
countries around the world.”

Cell Broadcast offers a non-intrusive, real-time service of distributing
text messages and binary content to mobile handsets, specific to their
current location. Cell Broadcast is capable of broadcasting one single
message to reach all mobile handsets in an area as small as one radio cell
and as big as an entire country. Sending a message to millions of handsets
takes a matter of seconds. This is particularly important for emergency
alert services and other time sensitive services, such as dynamic discount
and sports goal alerts.


About Acision

As a world leader in mobile data, Acision aims to power innovation and
profitable growth in mobile data services. As the pioneer of mobile
messaging, Acision’s real time mobile data solutions support its customers
worldwide to drive new revenues with innovative services while controlling,
optimising and monetising data traffic. For more information, visit Acision
at http://www.acision.com

About one2many

one2many established in 2007 to drive the revival of cell broadcast, is
a management buyout of Acision’s (formerly LogicaCMG Telecom Products) cell
broadcast product unit, building on over a decade of experience in Cell
Broadcast. With the spin-off one2many instantly became the world’s market
leader in cell broadcast with experience in excess of 80 installations, at
50 customers in more than 30 countries on all continents

one2many has close relationships with all network infrastructure
companies, major SIM vendors, leading handset manufacturers and industry
standards organisations, and has a unique combination of both theoretical
background and practical field experience in CB public warning and Dynamic
Discount. This has resulted in the most mature cell broadcast product in the
market with its initial release development starting in 1996, and today has
the most extensive BSC, RNC, MSC and GAN driver library in the market.

one2many has its headquarters in The Netherlands, Europe. Employees of
one2many are currently based in offices in the Netherlands, Dubai UAE,
Serbia, Canada and Malaysia.

one2many is an active member of standardisation committees such as ETSI,
ATIS, 3GPP, TIA, EMTEL, EENA and the Cell Broadcast Forum.

For more information visit http://www.one2many.eu

SOURCE Acision UK Ltd

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