TELESP CELULAR, SOUTH AMERICA'S LARGEST CDMA CELLULAR OPERATOR, LAUNCHES MOBILE INTERNET SERVICE USING PHONE.COM'S UP.LINK SERVER AND MYPHONE APPLICATION PLATFORM Enables Accelerated Time-to-Market for Brazilian Wireless Network Operator, Inc. (Nasdaq:PHCM), a leading provider of mobile Internet software, applications and services, today announced that Brazilian wireless carrier, Telesp Celular S.A., the largest CDMA cellular operator in South America, has launched wireless Internet access service using the UP. Link™ Server and MyPhone™ applications. The launch comes just five weeks after the announcement that Telesp Celular had signed an agreement to license's UP.Link Server. The Brazilian carrier is the first cellular company in Sao Paulo State to offer Internet access from the mobile handset.

In a quick time-to-market, and Telesp have worked together to bring wireless access to the carrier's broad subscriber base. According to Telesp, 500,000 subscribers are expected to be using WAP-enabled CDMA handsets by December 2000. Motorola™, Nokia™, LG™, Gradiente™, Samsung™, Kyocera/Qualcomm™ and Ericsson™ handsets will be available in different models in Telesp Celular's own stores and at the more than 2,500 points of sale in Sao Paulo State. Telesp subscribers can enjoy the benefits of real-time access to Internet-based information content and services, including email, banking, news, traffic conditions, restaurant and movie recommendations, horoscopes, games and other services designed to enhance the user's mobile experience.'s MyPhone enables network operators to provide subscribers with real-time access to important information from wireless Web phones or via personal computers. MyPhone is a suite of powerful communication and personal information management applications integrated into a single, fully personalized service for next generation universal access Internet portals. MyPhone provides communication-centric applications like electronic mail and personal information management

"We are extremely pleased to have enabled Telesp Celular to bring the wireless Internet to market by providing access to content and applications for their mobile subscribers in such an impressively short time frame," said Tony Miranzadeh, vice president and general manager of Asia Pacific and Latin America for "This is the result of's drive to bring its market-leading technology into key markets around the globe."

The relationship marks the coming together of two market leaders, with being a founding member of the WAP Forum and a pioneer in the convergence of mobile phones and the Internet, and Telesp Celular being the largest CDMA carrier in South America. To date, has licensed its UP.Link Server to over 60 wireless network operators throughout the world.

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