Wavecom Joins Symbian Platinum Program

Issy-les-Moulineaux, France-September 18, 2003

Wavecom SA (NASDAQ: WVCM; Euronext: AVM; ISIN: FR0000073066) announced today that it has joined the Symbian Platinum Program to enhance its offering to the smartphone market. As a Platinum Partner, Wavecom is extending its wireless technology solutions to the Symbian OS ecosystem. Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS™ the global industry standard operating system for advanced mobile phones, to the world’s leading handset manufacturers, accounting for over 80 per cent of worldwide mobile phone sales.

“This partnership reflects our commitment to provide handset manufacturers with all the wireless technology they need, enabling them to respond to demand as soon as new market requirements or opportunities appear,” said Hervé Gagnard, Vice President Corporate Development at Wavecom. “By becoming a Symbian Platinum Partner, we intend to make it faster and easier for our customers to integrate Symbian OS into their products. We are pleased to be part of a fast-moving industry that is generating increasing support for Symbian OS and driving demand for enhanced smartphone features that will dramatically improve the usability of wireless devices.”

Wavecom offers integrated technology solutions for wireless voice and data applications. The company’s Wireless Open Workshop offering consists of a series of Development Labs addressing the technology needs of handset makers and vertical application developers. Each Development Lab integrates four main components: software, hardware, development tools and services.

By becoming a Symbian Platinum Partner, Wavecom will ensure the compatibility of its Mobile PDA and Feature Phones Development Lab solutions with Symbian OS, enabling Wavecom’s customers to integrate Symbian OS™based PIM functions such as e-mail, agendas and address books into their smartphone products. Another key advantage is the interoperability of applications and services, which allows end-users to download applications from a huge community of developers.

“Wavecom’s Development Labs for the handset market provide the core of an impressive range of products, developed by some of the mobile industry’s most dynamic players,” said Gilles Allain, Vice President, Partnerships & Alliances at Symbian. “As a Platinum Partner Wavecom has the opportunity to bring their complete wireless technology expertise to the Symbian ecosystem.”

About the Symbian Platinum Program:

The Symbian Platinum Program includes companies that have a technology or strategic position that is key to the success of mobile computing technology surrounding Symbian OS. As part of the program, Platinum Partners benefit from a range of commercial services, including technical support and joint marketing opportunities as well as privileged access to Symbian OS source code and a dedicated Partner Support team. For more information please see www.symbian.com/partners/platinum.html

About Symbian:

Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global open industry standard operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones.

Symbian has licensed Symbian OS to the worlds leading mobile phone manufacturers including Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. Publicly announced products based on Symbian OS include the BenQ P30, Motorola A920, Samsung SGH-D700, Siemens SX-1, NTT DoCoMo FOMA F2051 and F2102V built by Fujitsu, Sony Ericsson P800 Smartphone, Nokia 9200 Communicator range as well as the 7650, 6600, 3650 and N-Gage.

Symbian has its global headquarters in London, United Kingdom with development sites in Europe and Asia. For further information about Symbian, please see www.symbian.com or email [email protected]