Leap Subsidiary Licenses Openwave's Mobile Access Gateway

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Openwave Systems Inc.

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Openwave Systems Inc.
 (Nasdaq: OPWV), the worldwide leader of open IP-based communication
 infrastructure software and applications, today announced that Cricket
 Communications, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International,
 Inc. (Nasdaq: LWIN), has licensed the Openwave(TM) Mobile Access Gateway
 (formerly known as the Openwave(TM) UP.Link Server(TM)).  Targeting the mass
 consumer market, Leap plans to use the Mobile Access Gateway, a key component
 of the Openwave(TM) Services OS, to deliver intuitive, personalized wireless
 information services to its customers in markets across the country.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001204/OPENWAVE )
     Components of the Openwave Services OS, the market leader for the mobile
 Internet, have been licensed by mobile operators who service more than
 50 percent of the world's mobile subscribers, including four of the top
 five mobile operators in the United States.  Openwave is committed to making
 the mobile Internet work for both carriers and their subscribers, regardless
 of the size, by determining the right solution mix to help them meet their
 needs.
     Leap pioneered Cricket Comfortable Wireless service, which is an
 affordable alternative to traditional landline phone service that allows
 customers to make all their local calls from within their local calling areas
 and to receive incoming calls from anywhere for the same low, flat rate every
 month.  Leap recently announced that its Cricket customers tripled during the
 fourth quarter of 2000 to reach more than 190,000.
     "As Leap continues its growth, Openwave can enable Leap to seamlessly
 provide mobile Internet access, across all networks and generations of
 networks," said Mike Mulica, senior vice president of worldwide operations at
 Openwave.  "We are delighted they have chosen Mobile Access Gateway to bring
 the intuitive, personalized wireless information services to the mass consumer
 market, as they expand to markets across America."
     Leap owns or has rights to acquire licenses covering approximately
 one quarter of the U.S. population -- 72.3 million potential customers
 (1998 POPs) in 36 states.
     "Leap is committed to providing simple, affordable and useful wireless
 services that appeal to a broad cross section of the population," said Doug
 Hutcheson, senior vice president of wireless data development at Leap.  "We
 chose to work with Openwave based on its proven track record and market
 leadership."
     Leap currently offers Cricket service in markets from Salt Lake City to
 Charlotte, N.C.
 
     About Openwave
     Openwave Systems Inc. is the worldwide leader of open IP-based
 communication infrastructure software and applications.  Openwave is a global
 company headquartered in Redwood City, California.  For more information,
 please visit www.openwave.com.
 
     This release contains forward-looking statements relating to expectations,
 plans or prospects for Openwave Systems Inc. that are based upon the current
 expectations and beliefs of Openwave's management and are subject to certain
 risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially
 from those described in the forward-looking statements.  In particular, the
 following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ
 materially from those described in the forward-looking statements:  (a) the
 ability to make changes in business strategy, development plans and product
 offerings to respond to the needs of our current, new and potential customers,
 suppliers and strategic partners; (b) risks associated with the development
 and licensing of software generally, including potential delays in software
 development and technical difficulties that may be encountered in the
 development or use of the Company's software; (c) competition and
 technological changes and developments; and (d) general risks of the Internet
 and wireless and wireline telecommunications sectors.
     For a detailed discussion of these and other cautionary statements, please
 refer to the risk factors discussed in filings with the U.S. Securities and
 Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including but not limited to Openwave's Quarterly
 Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2000, Phone.com's and
 Software.com's most recently filed Annual Reports on Form 10-K, and
 Phone.com's registration statement on Form S-4 as filed on October 10, 2000.
 All documents also are available through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering
 Analysis and Retrieval system (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov or from Openwave's Web
 site at www.openwave.com.  The Company assumes no obligation to update the
 forward-looking statements included in this document.
 
     NOTE:  Openwave, the Openwave logo and UP.Link are trademarks of Openwave
 Systems Inc.  All other trademarks are the properties of their respective
 owners.
 
     CONTACT:  Rowan Benecke of PR21, 415-369-8102, or rowan_benecke@pr21.com,
 for Openwave Systems Inc.; or Chris Cartwright of Bite Communications Ltd.,
 44-20-8600-6729, or chrisc@bitecomm.co.uk, for Openwave (Europe) Limited.
 
 

SOURCE Openwave Systems Inc.
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Openwave Systems Inc.
 (Nasdaq: OPWV), the worldwide leader of open IP-based communication
 infrastructure software and applications, today announced that Cricket
 Communications, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International,
 Inc. (Nasdaq: LWIN), has licensed the Openwave(TM) Mobile Access Gateway
 (formerly known as the Openwave(TM) UP.Link Server(TM)).  Targeting the mass
 consumer market, Leap plans to use the Mobile Access Gateway, a key component
 of the Openwave(TM) Services OS, to deliver intuitive, personalized wireless
 information services to its customers in markets across the country.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001204/OPENWAVE )
     Components of the Openwave Services OS, the market leader for the mobile
 Internet, have been licensed by mobile operators who service more than
 50 percent of the world's mobile subscribers, including four of the top
 five mobile operators in the United States.  Openwave is committed to making
 the mobile Internet work for both carriers and their subscribers, regardless
 of the size, by determining the right solution mix to help them meet their
 needs.
     Leap pioneered Cricket Comfortable Wireless service, which is an
 affordable alternative to traditional landline phone service that allows
 customers to make all their local calls from within their local calling areas
 and to receive incoming calls from anywhere for the same low, flat rate every
 month.  Leap recently announced that its Cricket customers tripled during the
 fourth quarter of 2000 to reach more than 190,000.
     "As Leap continues its growth, Openwave can enable Leap to seamlessly
 provide mobile Internet access, across all networks and generations of
 networks," said Mike Mulica, senior vice president of worldwide operations at
 Openwave.  "We are delighted they have chosen Mobile Access Gateway to bring
 the intuitive, personalized wireless information services to the mass consumer
 market, as they expand to markets across America."
     Leap owns or has rights to acquire licenses covering approximately
 one quarter of the U.S. population -- 72.3 million potential customers
 (1998 POPs) in 36 states.
     "Leap is committed to providing simple, affordable and useful wireless
 services that appeal to a broad cross section of the population," said Doug
 Hutcheson, senior vice president of wireless data development at Leap.  "We
 chose to work with Openwave based on its proven track record and market
 leadership."
     Leap currently offers Cricket service in markets from Salt Lake City to
 Charlotte, N.C.
 
     About Openwave
     Openwave Systems Inc. is the worldwide leader of open IP-based
 communication infrastructure software and applications.  Openwave is a global
 company headquartered in Redwood City, California.  For more information,
 please visit www.openwave.com.
 
     This release contains forward-looking statements relating to expectations,
 plans or prospects for Openwave Systems Inc. that are based upon the current
 expectations and beliefs of Openwave's management and are subject to certain
 risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially
 from those described in the forward-looking statements.  In particular, the
 following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ
 materially from those described in the forward-looking statements:  (a) the
 ability to make changes in business strategy, development plans and product
 offerings to respond to the needs of our current, new and potential customers,
 suppliers and strategic partners; (b) risks associated with the development
 and licensing of software generally, including potential delays in software
 development and technical difficulties that may be encountered in the
 development or use of the Company's software; (c) competition and
 technological changes and developments; and (d) general risks of the Internet
 and wireless and wireline telecommunications sectors.
     For a detailed discussion of these and other cautionary statements, please
 refer to the risk factors discussed in filings with the U.S. Securities and
 Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including but not limited to Openwave's Quarterly
 Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2000, Phone.com's and
 Software.com's most recently filed Annual Reports on Form 10-K, and
 Phone.com's registration statement on Form S-4 as filed on October 10, 2000.
 All documents also are available through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering
 Analysis and Retrieval system (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov or from Openwave's Web
 site at www.openwave.com.  The Company assumes no obligation to update the
 forward-looking statements included in this document.
 
     NOTE:  Openwave, the Openwave logo and UP.Link are trademarks of Openwave
 Systems Inc.  All other trademarks are the properties of their respective
 owners.
 
     CONTACT:  Rowan Benecke of PR21, 415-369-8102, or rowan_benecke@pr21.com,
 for Openwave Systems Inc.; or Chris Cartwright of Bite Communications Ltd.,
 44-20-8600-6729, or chrisc@bitecomm.co.uk, for Openwave (Europe) Limited.
 
 SOURCE  Openwave Systems Inc.