Telenor Names BEA a Strategic Partner to Help Power Its Pan-European E-Business Expansion

Already Using BEA Tuxedo, WebLogic Server and WebLogic Commerce Server,

Telenor Will Build First B2B Marketplace in Norway on BEA WebLogic Collaborate



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

    OSLO, Norway, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   BEAS),
 one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure software companies, today
 announced that Telenor, the leading Norwegian telecommunication company, has
 selected the Java(TM)-based BEA WebLogic(R) E-Business Platform as its
 strategic infrastructure for building and deploying e-business and ASP
 solutions across Europe. BEA is now one of Telenor's primary vendors of
 software platforms for e-business.
     "We intend to develop a new mass market Internet portal that will make
 Telenor one of the best mobile operators in the world," said Trygve Molland,
 Director of Internet development Telenor Mobil. "After a comprehensive
 evaluation, we found that BEA Systems best met our stringent demands for
 personalization and scalability, and we have high expectations for our
 strategic relationship. BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform is designed to give
 us a solid base on which to develop advanced and user friendly portals for a
 wide variety of customer segments."
     Telenor is already using several BEA products, including BEA Tuxedo(TM),
 BEA WebLogic Server(TM) and BEA WebLogic Commerce Server(TM). These components
 of the WebLogic E-Business Platform have been instrumental in the development
 of a number of e-business portals that are central to Telenor's business,
 including Telenor's Djuice.com, the global mobile Internet portal owned by
 Telenor Mobil; DittDistrikt.no, the Norwegian telephone directory portal;
 Yellow eCommerce, the business-to-consumer (B2C) yellow pages on the Internet;
 and BizKit, the business-to-business (B2B) pink pages on the Web.
 
     First marketplace in Norway to be built on BEA WebLogic Collaborate
     Now, adding to these already-implemented solutions, Telenor has selected
 BEA WebLogic Collaborate as the platform for developing and deploying the
 first B2B e-marketplace in Norway. Earlier this year, Telenor affiliates Media
 and Nextra established a joint venture company which, during late summer 2001,
 plans to launch an electronic marketplace to help small- and
 medium-sized companies successfully implement business collaboration, supply
 chain management, and collaborative commerce initiatives among their trading
 partners. The marketplace is to be built on BEA WebLogic Collaborate.
     "An electronic marketplace must be highly dynamic and have the ability to
 handle large transaction volumes," said Per Bjorck, CTO at Nextra. "Since our
 market is continuously evolving with new demands and requirements, it was
 absolutely essential for us to build our B2B service on a robust platform with
 high adaptability and ability to handle this evolution. Our experience with
 BEA products in earlier projects made the choice of the plus new BEA WebLogic
 Collaborate very easy."
     Based on the BEA WebLogic Server, the world's number one Java application
 server, BEA WebLogic Collaborate(TM) is a comprehensive, open and scalable
 integration platform for rapidly building and managing secure e-marketplaces
 for electronic commerce among customers, partners, vendors and other interest
 groups. WebLogic Collaborate's extensible infrastructure helps enable Telenor
 B2B services to rapidly build and implement business collaboration projects
 that are future-proofed with the flexibility and scalability needed to expand
 and enhance these programs to meet changing business requirements.
     "More than 30,000 companies are developing B2B exchanges today and BEA
 WebLogic Collaborate was designed to address the business needs of these
 companies, bringing partners together quickly and offering them enterprise
 system scalability and business model integration," said Ole Christian Olsson,
 country manager BEA Systems Norway. "The Telenor project is the first of its
 kind in Norway, and we are excited that the solution is built on BEA."
     In addition to BEA WebLogic Collaborate, the BEA WebLogic E-Business
 Platform comprises the market-leading Java application server BEA WebLogic
 Server, as well as BEA WebLogic Commerce Server, BEA WebLogic Personalization
 Server and BEA WebLogic Process Integrator. All the products in the BEA
 WebLogic suite are fully compliant with eXtended Markup Language (XML) and
 J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) standards.
 
     About Telenor Mobil
     Telenor Mobil is a company within Telenor Mobile Communications (TMC). It
 is Norway's biggest mobile operator with a mobile customer base of
 2,3 million (as of December 31st, 2000), and a turnover of NOK 9,1 billion in
 Norway. Telenor Mobil has 1300 employees stationed in 20 different locations
 around the country. The company's aim is to be in the forefront when it comes
 to the development of new mobile communication services while remaining
 dedicated to the advancement of the mobile Internet through its portal,
 djuice.com. For more information about Telenor Mobil please visit
 www.tmc.telenor.com.
 
     About Nextra
     Nextra is an Internet-based communications service provider (CSP)
 -- offering an extensive range of complete communications solutions. Nextra,
 which is owned by Telenor, one of Europe's leading telecommunications
 companies, is primarily a business CSP, with a particular focus on helping
 medium sized businesses exploit the opportunities presented by the Internet.
 Nextra's Internet-only network Nextbone operates a multi-megabit backbone with
 interconnection points in 14 major European cities, and connects to the
 US Internet via several high-speed links. For more information about Nextra
 please visit www.nextra.com.
 
     About BEA
     BEA Systems, Inc. is one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure
 software companies, with more than 9,400 customers around the world, including
 the majority of the Fortune Global 500. BEA and its WebLogic(R) brand are
 among the most trusted names in e-business. Businesses built on the
 award-winning BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform(TM) are reliable, highly
 scalable, and poised to bring new services to market quickly. BEA's e-business
 platform is the de facto standard for more than 1,500 systems integrators,
 independent software vendors (ISVs) and application service providers (ASPs)
 to provide complete solutions that fast-track and future-proof e-businesses
 for high growth and profitability. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., BEA has
 93 offices in 30 countries and is on the Web at www.bea.com.
 
     NOTE:  BEA and WebLogic are registered trademarks of BEA Systems, Inc. BEA
 WebLogic Server, BEA WebLogic Commerce Server, BEA WebLogic Personalization
 Server, and BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform are trademarks of BEA Systems,
 Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the company with
 which they are associated.
     Some of the statements in this press release are forward-looking,
 including the statements regarding the building of Telenor's B2B marketplace,
 the timing of its launch and the features and benefits thereof. Actual results
 could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking
 statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ
 materially include risks associated with:  any unforeseen technical
 difficulties related to the final development of this B2B marketplace, changes
 in the market for B2B enterprises, and the timing of the investment by Telenor
 in resources for building this marketplace. Readers should also refer to the
 risk disclosures set forth in BEA's 10-Q for the quarter ended
 October 31, 2000 as filed with the SEC and subsequent reports filed thereafter
 from time-to-time with the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained in
 this release are made as of the date hereof, and BEA does not assume any
 obligation to update such statements nor the reasons why actual results could
 differ materially from those projected in such statements.
 
 

SOURCE BEA Systems, Inc.
    OSLO, Norway, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   BEAS),
 one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure software companies, today
 announced that Telenor, the leading Norwegian telecommunication company, has
 selected the Java(TM)-based BEA WebLogic(R) E-Business Platform as its
 strategic infrastructure for building and deploying e-business and ASP
 solutions across Europe. BEA is now one of Telenor's primary vendors of
 software platforms for e-business.
     "We intend to develop a new mass market Internet portal that will make
 Telenor one of the best mobile operators in the world," said Trygve Molland,
 Director of Internet development Telenor Mobil. "After a comprehensive
 evaluation, we found that BEA Systems best met our stringent demands for
 personalization and scalability, and we have high expectations for our
 strategic relationship. BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform is designed to give
 us a solid base on which to develop advanced and user friendly portals for a
 wide variety of customer segments."
     Telenor is already using several BEA products, including BEA Tuxedo(TM),
 BEA WebLogic Server(TM) and BEA WebLogic Commerce Server(TM). These components
 of the WebLogic E-Business Platform have been instrumental in the development
 of a number of e-business portals that are central to Telenor's business,
 including Telenor's Djuice.com, the global mobile Internet portal owned by
 Telenor Mobil; DittDistrikt.no, the Norwegian telephone directory portal;
 Yellow eCommerce, the business-to-consumer (B2C) yellow pages on the Internet;
 and BizKit, the business-to-business (B2B) pink pages on the Web.
 
     First marketplace in Norway to be built on BEA WebLogic Collaborate
     Now, adding to these already-implemented solutions, Telenor has selected
 BEA WebLogic Collaborate as the platform for developing and deploying the
 first B2B e-marketplace in Norway. Earlier this year, Telenor affiliates Media
 and Nextra established a joint venture company which, during late summer 2001,
 plans to launch an electronic marketplace to help small- and
 medium-sized companies successfully implement business collaboration, supply
 chain management, and collaborative commerce initiatives among their trading
 partners. The marketplace is to be built on BEA WebLogic Collaborate.
     "An electronic marketplace must be highly dynamic and have the ability to
 handle large transaction volumes," said Per Bjorck, CTO at Nextra. "Since our
 market is continuously evolving with new demands and requirements, it was
 absolutely essential for us to build our B2B service on a robust platform with
 high adaptability and ability to handle this evolution. Our experience with
 BEA products in earlier projects made the choice of the plus new BEA WebLogic
 Collaborate very easy."
     Based on the BEA WebLogic Server, the world's number one Java application
 server, BEA WebLogic Collaborate(TM) is a comprehensive, open and scalable
 integration platform for rapidly building and managing secure e-marketplaces
 for electronic commerce among customers, partners, vendors and other interest
 groups. WebLogic Collaborate's extensible infrastructure helps enable Telenor
 B2B services to rapidly build and implement business collaboration projects
 that are future-proofed with the flexibility and scalability needed to expand
 and enhance these programs to meet changing business requirements.
     "More than 30,000 companies are developing B2B exchanges today and BEA
 WebLogic Collaborate was designed to address the business needs of these
 companies, bringing partners together quickly and offering them enterprise
 system scalability and business model integration," said Ole Christian Olsson,
 country manager BEA Systems Norway. "The Telenor project is the first of its
 kind in Norway, and we are excited that the solution is built on BEA."
     In addition to BEA WebLogic Collaborate, the BEA WebLogic E-Business
 Platform comprises the market-leading Java application server BEA WebLogic
 Server, as well as BEA WebLogic Commerce Server, BEA WebLogic Personalization
 Server and BEA WebLogic Process Integrator. All the products in the BEA
 WebLogic suite are fully compliant with eXtended Markup Language (XML) and
 J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) standards.
 
     About Telenor Mobil
     Telenor Mobil is a company within Telenor Mobile Communications (TMC). It
 is Norway's biggest mobile operator with a mobile customer base of
 2,3 million (as of December 31st, 2000), and a turnover of NOK 9,1 billion in
 Norway. Telenor Mobil has 1300 employees stationed in 20 different locations
 around the country. The company's aim is to be in the forefront when it comes
 to the development of new mobile communication services while remaining
 dedicated to the advancement of the mobile Internet through its portal,
 djuice.com. For more information about Telenor Mobil please visit
 www.tmc.telenor.com.
 
     About Nextra
     Nextra is an Internet-based communications service provider (CSP)
 -- offering an extensive range of complete communications solutions. Nextra,
 which is owned by Telenor, one of Europe's leading telecommunications
 companies, is primarily a business CSP, with a particular focus on helping
 medium sized businesses exploit the opportunities presented by the Internet.
 Nextra's Internet-only network Nextbone operates a multi-megabit backbone with
 interconnection points in 14 major European cities, and connects to the
 US Internet via several high-speed links. For more information about Nextra
 please visit www.nextra.com.
 
     About BEA
     BEA Systems, Inc. is one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure
 software companies, with more than 9,400 customers around the world, including
 the majority of the Fortune Global 500. BEA and its WebLogic(R) brand are
 among the most trusted names in e-business. Businesses built on the
 award-winning BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform(TM) are reliable, highly
 scalable, and poised to bring new services to market quickly. BEA's e-business
 platform is the de facto standard for more than 1,500 systems integrators,
 independent software vendors (ISVs) and application service providers (ASPs)
 to provide complete solutions that fast-track and future-proof e-businesses
 for high growth and profitability. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., BEA has
 93 offices in 30 countries and is on the Web at www.bea.com.
 
     NOTE:  BEA and WebLogic are registered trademarks of BEA Systems, Inc. BEA
 WebLogic Server, BEA WebLogic Commerce Server, BEA WebLogic Personalization
 Server, and BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform are trademarks of BEA Systems,
 Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the company with
 which they are associated.
     Some of the statements in this press release are forward-looking,
 including the statements regarding the building of Telenor's B2B marketplace,
 the timing of its launch and the features and benefits thereof. Actual results
 could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking
 statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ
 materially include risks associated with:  any unforeseen technical
 difficulties related to the final development of this B2B marketplace, changes
 in the market for B2B enterprises, and the timing of the investment by Telenor
 in resources for building this marketplace. Readers should also refer to the
 risk disclosures set forth in BEA's 10-Q for the quarter ended
 October 31, 2000 as filed with the SEC and subsequent reports filed thereafter
 from time-to-time with the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained in
 this release are made as of the date hereof, and BEA does not assume any
 obligation to update such statements nor the reasons why actual results could
 differ materially from those projected in such statements.
 
 SOURCE  BEA Systems, Inc.