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RECENT NEWS FLASH 2000-14 (May 2000)

(Updated on May 5,  2000)

ACQUISITIONS, MERGERS, AGREEMENTS

Marconi Expands High-Value Services Capability Through Acquisition of MSI for US$618 Million

Marconi plc has acquired MSI, a global provider of consultancy and planning services, and business and Operational Support Services software for the wireless telecommunications industry for US$618 million.

For Marconiís Communication, Services and Mobile divisions acquiring MSI will enhance its ability to service customers seeking 3G and broadband wireless networks, especially in Asia.  It will strategically position Marconi to compete globally in the mobile and fixed wireless markets.  Marconiís telecommunication service providers and enterprise customers will now be able to take advantage of MSIís products, services and technical expertise in meeting the challenges of managing their networks and services. Marconi plans to leverage MSIís technical expertise throughout the Company to assist in the development of new products with increased functionality.

For more information, go to http://www.marconi.com/news_events/press_releases/current/4394.html

Mobileinfo Advisory and Comment:

The telecommunications vendors are recognizing that they must provide professional services for designing, implementing and operating wireless networks. 

Note: This news release may contain forward-looking statements. Readers should take appropriate caution in developing plans utilizing these products, services and technology architectures.

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