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Global agreement for Hutchison's 3G networks worldwide

London - February 7, 2002 - Hutchison 3G UK Ltd ('Hutchison 3G'), holder of the UK's largest third-generation mobile phone license today announced that it has awarded CMG Wireless Data Solutions the contract to provide its Multimedia and Unified Communications platform. This global agreement enables all Hutchison group companies and affiliates to deploy CMG's 3G IP based messaging platform.

CMG Wireless Data Solutions will deliver a full suite of mobile data and voice messaging software services, enabling Hutchison 3G's customers to enjoy rich multimedia messaging communication, in addition to well-known services like SMS and voicemail.

The contract includes CMG's products based on IP and other open standards, such as Unified Communications solutions, the Multimedia Messaging Service Centre, Wireless Service Broker(tm) and the Short Messaging Service Centre.

Colin Tucker, managing director of Hutchison 3G, said: "We selected CMG as our partner because of the company's consistent high performance in messaging services. In addition CMG's all IP and open standards implementation, fits with our IP based 3G network and will allow us to bring an exciting range of new services to market. The solution consolidates voicemail, e-mail, fax and multimedia messaging in a single environment."

"We're very excited by the opportunity of working with Hutchison 3G. This is another important milestone for CMG, already a widely recognised leader in mobile messaging. It demonstrates that we are continuing to lead the way in Multimedia and IP based messaging solutions", commented Thomas Ivarson, President of CMG Wireless Data Solutions.

Cor Stutterheim, Chairman of CMG plc added: "We're very proud to be working with Hutchison 3G to shape the next generation of mobile services and look forward to a long partnership. This contract shows that we have the compelling solution for 3G carriers who demand a short time-to-market and need to introduce innovative revenue generating services."

Notes to Editors:

1. About CMG:

CMG, established in 1964, works closely alongside its customers in long-term relationships to generate success for them. CMG is a full service provider through management consultancy, systems development & integration and the outsourced management of targeted business processes. Our purpose is to lead in the creation and development of the most advanced IT and telecommunications services (ICT) and wireless data solutions (WDS). The combination of our ICT and WDS capabilities produces a compelling proposition for enterprises seeking to add the mobile channel to their operations and marketing strategies. We are at the heart of our customers' critical activities, combining industry knowledge, technical expertise and practical innovation. With some 14,000 employees CMG implements and supports applications for customers worldwide from bases in 17 countries.


CMG is both listed on the London and Amsterdam Stock Exchanges.


For more information, please contact:
Sasha Simms / Natasha Grant,
Tel. +44 (0) 7240 61 89,
Email: ssimms@webergroup.co.uk / ngrant@webergroup.co.uk,
www.cmg.com/wds



2. About Hutchison 3G:

Hutchison 3G UK Ltd. ("Hutchison 3G") holds licence 'A' (a third-generation licence), which was issued by the UK government in May 2000. This licence was for the largest block of spectrum auctioned in the UK, as it was set-aside for a new entrant to the market. The licence consists of 15MHz of paired spectrum, and 5MHz of unpaired spectrum.

3G is a convergence of media, information and telephony which promises to change people's lives by enabling them to access information on the move when, where and how they want. The 3G standard (agreed throughout Europe, Japan, China, and the rest of Asia) is formally known as UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System). It represents a global standard for third generation communication systems and is at the heart of the Hutchison 3G initiative.

Hutchison Whampoa Limited holds a 65 per cent stake in Hutchison 3G, the other major shareholders are NTT DoCoMo (20 per cent) KPN Mobile (15 per cent).

For further information on Hutchison 3G please visit www.hutchison3g.com http://www.hutchison3g.com or call Firefly on +44 (0)20 7386 1595.


Visit CMG at 3GSM World Congress in Cannes 19-22 February 2002, Hall 1 stand B12 for live demo's.


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