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February 28th, 2002: The Mobile Marketing Association has today announced
that Vizzavi, Europe's leading multi-access portal, is the latest global
company to join the MMA. The addition of Vizzavi, formed by Vodafone Group
Plc, the world's largest mobile network operator, and Vivendi Universal, one
of the world's leading media companies, is expected to help drive the
European expansion of the MMA.



The new addition will take the MMA numbers to over 120 global companies
including mobile operators, content companies, technology providers and
marketing & advertising agencies. Joining European members such as Logica,
Contra, Nokia and Dentsu, Vizzavi is set to take an active involvement in
France, Spain and the Netherlands, with representation within each
territory's local chapter, as well as leading the recruitment of board
members in these countries. The European representation will also include
local members in the UK, Italy, Scandinavia and Germany.



Cyriac Roeding, European Chair of the MMA, commented: "We are delighted to
welcome Vizzavi to the MMA. With the company's unique combination of media
and mobile know-how and its substantial international presence and
leadership, we look forward to expanding the membership across Europe
through Vizzavi's network of partners and business colleagues. We are again
coming a step closer to making mobile marketing a core element of the media
mix in Europe and globally."



Andrew Fawcett-Wolf, Head of Sales Vizzavi Europe, said: "The MMA is a great
forum for the mobile marketing industry, and one which is committed to
promoting mobile marketing on a positive and global basis. The MMA provides
us with the ideal platform to help build the mobile marketing industry
further and we look forward to actively contributing to and sharing research
with other members in committee and board meetings."



For more information please visit http://www.mmaglobal.com

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About the MMA


The Mobile Marketing Association is the premier global industry trade
association devoted to hand held device manufacturers, carriers & operators,
software providers, agencies, marketers & retailers, advertisers and service
providers of mobile wireless marketing and advertising. A global
organisation, the MMA global board of directors consists of the leading
companies in the wireless arena, including; AOLMobile, AT&T Wireless (NYSE:
AWE), AvantGo, Avesair, Cingular, Comverse (NASDAQ: CMVT), Contra Integrated
Inc., D2 Communications, Doubleclick (NASDAQ: DCLK), eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY),
Iquity Systems, Logica, Lot21, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Mobliss, Motorola
(NYSE: MOT), Nextel Communications, Nokia (NYSE: NOK), Ogilvy Interactive,
Oracle Mobile, SkyGo, Sprint PCS (NYSE: PCS), Telephia, Weather.com,
WindWire, Unilever, Verizon (NYSE: VZ), and Vindigo, all directed to the
goal of fostering the rapid growth of the wireless advertising industry by
establishing voluntary guidelines that address key industry and consumer
issues.


For more information, visit the MMA website at: http://www.mmaglobal.com



About Vizzavi


Vizzavi is a 50/50 joint venture between Vodafone Group, the world's leading
mobile communications company and Vivendi Universal, Europe's leading media
company. Vizzavi aims to be the leading multi-access portal in Europe by
excelling in mobile services, entertainment and shared content. Vizzavi's
content and services can be accessed via a number of different platforms,
including mobile handsets, personal computers, personal digital assistants
(PDAs) and eventually iTV (interactive TV).


Vizzavi was established in July 2000 and now serves over 6.5 million
customers (as of week ending 10th January 2002) in UK, France, Germany,
Italy, Greece, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. For more information on
Vizzavi please go to http://www.vizzavi.net or contact
media.relations@corp.vizzavi.net

Press contacts:
Liz Almond
Éclat Marketing
Tel: +44 (0)118 989 5600
E: liz@eclat.co.uk

Linsey White
Eclat Marketing Ltd
Tel: +44 118 989 5600
Fax:+44 118 989 5656
Mobile: 079391 26553
Email: Linsey@eclat.co.uk


Web: http://www.eclat.co.uk

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