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New in Switzerland at the Internet Expo 2003: Swisscom Mobile presents "BlackBerryT"

27 January 2003

Swisscom Mobile: Mobile office for business customers 
The central theme of Swisscom Mobile's presentation at the Internet Expo 2003 is the mobile office for business customers. The company will be presenting a new product for the Swiss market in the shape of "BlackBerryT", a wireless communication platform from Research in Motion (RIM) which has already proved very popular in the USA, Europe and Asia.

BlackBerryT is a Java-compatible mobile phone and electronic organiser in one, with the overriding emphasis on data communication: NATEL® customers can remain permanently online via GPRS, giving them direct access to their e-mails, calendars and contacts via Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Notes, without the need for synchronisation or login. For the first time, new messages are automatically forwarded direct to BlackBerryT via the push function, making the exchange of data between office and mobile device much faster and more convenient. All that is required to use BlackBerryT is a mail server, Internet access with firewall and a Swisscom Mobile NATEL® subscription.

In addition to the mobile office, Swisscom Mobile will also be exhibiting other attractive products in their portfolio such as Corporate Mobile Network (CMN), which enables companies to make mobile calls at fixed network conditions, and eBill for the electronic presentation of NATEL® bills on the Internet. A comprehensive range of MMS applications completes Swisscom Mobile's range of exhibits at the Internet Expo.

As part of the Internet Expo, Swisscom Mobile will be hosting workshops in the Messe Zurich on "The Mobile Office", "Trends in Mobile Communications" and "High Quality Network".

Further information and an electronic registration form are available from the following website.

Information on BlackBerryT and RIM:

The trademarks, images and symbols used in connection with BlackBerryT and RIM products are protected by law. They are the exclusive property of Research in Motion Limited and are used with their permission.

Swisscom Fixnet: Simply everything SMEs need
Swisscom Fixnet offers a versatile range of fixed network, mobile, Internet and data communication products in the wholesale, SME and residential customer markets. Among other things, Swisscom Fixnet specialises in providing professional advice and service for small and medium-sized companies. At the Internet Expo 2003, Swisscom Fixnet will be presenting ADSL for SMEs.

Bluewin: High-speed Internet
Bluewin, Switzerland's leading ISP, will be demonstrating high-speed surfing with ADSL, the fast Internet connection for private individuals and SMEs, on a 300m2 stand. Bluewin's stand (Stand 6.170, Hall 6) is also a visual representation of speed and movement. The new exhibition stand interprets these concepts in a hugely exciting way, bringing the Internet to life with its dynamic and innovative design.

Several times each day Daniel Fohrler, presenter on SF DRS and Radio DRS1, will be presenting the latest streaming package, which delivers various TV channels, video on demand and live event broadcasts to PCs with full-screen TV quality. Bluewin will also be presenting the Homepage tool, which allows people to design their own website quickly and easily without any particular knowledge of HTML. Residential or SME customers who are seeking the perfect solution for their individual web presence but do not want to operate their own infrastructure can find out about the various packages offered by the Bluewin HostCenter. Specialised customer advisors will be available at the stand to offer one-on-one advice. There will also be a live auction held twice daily in cooperation with Ricardo and Auktion Z.

Directories: Up-to-the-minute Swiss business addresses
Swisscom Directories covers all types of directories: traditional directories on paper, electronic directories on CD-ROM, and online directories such as the ETV® electronic telephone directory and Internet directories.

In addition to the well-known electronic directories, Swisscom Directories will also be demonstrating the redesigned Internet directory (all up-to-the-minute business addresses in Switzerland), featuring various new query options such as searching by sector or by product/service. The Internet directories and are among the top 10 most visited websites in Switzerland (source: WMEF).

Swisscom IT Services: Mobile thanks to SAP@pocket Solutions
Swisscom IT Services will be presenting SAP@pocket Solutions: SAP solutions for the mobile office which make SAP data available at all times and on any mobile device. Working to the specifications of leading companies, Swisscom IT Services offers solutions for account managers, sales staff and service staff working in the field, as well as for all logistics functions.

IT Services will also be demonstrating eProcurement solutions that provide end-to-end electronic support for procurement processes associated with the Conextrade electronic marketplace (integrated into Swisscom IT Services as of 1 January 2003). The Swisscom IT Services solution supports cross-company process integration via the marketplace or via a point-to-point connection between buyer and seller. The solution allows companies to optimise the number of external interfaces and to communicate with preferred trading partners, irrespective of technologies or protocols. Whether buying or selling, all the parties involved benefit from the resultant economies of scale and synergies.

With Web Business solutions, Swisscom IT Services offers support for the design, implementation and operation of integrated solutions. As a full-service IT provider which is vendor-independent in terms of technology and products, Swisscom IT Services delivers solutions which are tailored to customers' individual requirements and therefore offer optimum support for business processes. They comply with the highest security standards and can be integrated with ease into existing heterogeneous IT system environments. Swisscom IT Services will be demonstrating their expertise at the Internet Expo 2003 with examples of CMS, Intranet, e-learning and e-shop solutions.

Berne, 27 January 2003


Swisscom AG
Media Relations
3050 Bern