Birdstep Partners with Nortel to Distribute Mobile IP Client

1/9/2004 - Birdstep Technology (OSE: BIRD) has signed a reseller agreement with Nortel, the global supplier of telecom infrastructure. In its dialogue with telecom operators, Nortel will promote the Birdstep software that makes information accessible on any device on any infrastructure.

Nortel is one of the world`s largest suppliers of telecom infrastructure, and delivers networking and communication services and infrastructure equipment to service providers and enterprises in more than 150 countries. Nortel is the number two supplier of CDMA infrastructure globally.

Because of the strong position Nortel has in the global telecom market, the agreement is of significant importance and opening new channels for Birdstep Technology. Nortel will promote the Birdstep-solution towards telecom operators when selling its telecom infrastructure solutions, and the agreement opens up for future sales of the Birdstep`s Mobile IP client software.

This agreement represents an important step in establishing a strong position in the different channels to reach the global telecom market.

When telecom operators distribute the software from Birdstep to it`s subscribers, information/data on any mobile device (e.g. lap top PC, PDA or smart phone) will be accessible all the time as it is being moved between various networks as for example GSM, GPRS or EDGE.

About Birdstep Technology
Birdstep Technology is traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE) under ticker 'BIRD'. The company has headquarters in Oslo and Seattle in addition to offices in London, Boston and San Francisco. Birdstep's small footprint, high performance database technologies combined with its wireless roaming and access software enables companies to build innovative solutions for embedded systems and the Mobile Internet. Birdstep makes your information accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device and on any infrastructure. Birdstep's global customers include 3Com (COMS), VERITAS (VRTS), Harman Becker Automotive Systems, HP (HPQ), Accenture (ACN), Telenor (TELN), PCTel (PCTI), Connect One and the National Stock Exchange of India. For more information, visit

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