Wavecom to provide WISMO Technology to Microsoft’s Wireless Application Development Community

Modem development kit to be used for applications in mobile devices.
Cannes, France-February 18, 2002

Wavecom Inc., subsidiary of Wavecom SA (NASDAQ: WVCM; Euronext Nouveau Marché: 7306), a leading developer of digital wireless standard modules (WISMO®), today announced that Microsoft plans to promote Wavecom’s Fastrack Modem Development Kit as a companion to the Microsoft Smartphone 2002 Software Development Kit and the Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 Software Development Kit. The combined development kits will enable the developer community to create wireless applications for devices running Microsoft Smartphone 2002 or Microsoft Pocket PC 2002.

Like all Wavecom products, the dual-band Fastrack modem is based on the company’s WISMO technology, a ready-to-use solution for wireless communication. WISMO technology has enabled the company to develop compact modules and modems that include all of the hardware, software and other technology needed to enable wireless communications over the GSM/GPRS, CDMA and future 3G networks.

Wavecom’s kit gives developers a compact, lightweight modem that is approved worldwide and is upgradeable to GPRS. It offers voice, data, SMS and fax functionalities and can be adapted remotely using AT commands for specific applications.

“While we offer development kits for many of our products, working with Microsoft is especially important,” said Hany Neoman, Wavecom’s Chief Operating Officer for the United States. “We have nearly a decade of experience in developing wireless hardware and software. Combine that with Microsoft’s innovation and expertise in software development and we believe the result will be compelling consumer applications for future wireless products.”

“Microsoft’s goal with the Smartphone 2002 and Pocket PC 2002 platforms is to provide users with compelling devices that enable rich voice and data experiences,” said Irwin Rodrigues, Product Manager for Mobility at Microsoft. “We’re excited to work with Wavecom to provide developers with the tools to enable application development on the platform that will ultimately deliver these rich user experiences.”

Wavecom and Microsoft plan to promote the Fastrack Modem Development Kit at a developer’s conference held prior to the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France. For additional information about the Pocket PC 2002 Software Development Kit and the Smartphone 2002 Software Development Kit, developers can visit www.microsoft.com/mobile/developer/. For more information about the Microsoft Mobile Solutions Partner Program, visit www.microsoft.com/mobile/partners. Information about Wavecom’s full line of development kits can be found at www.wavecom.com.