Zapp and Flamingo sign commercial partnership

Zapp and Flamingo have recently launched a commercial partnership that makes the Zapp Internet Express service available in the Flamingo stores.

The agreement is part of Zapp's development strategy for focusing its efforts in attracting individual and business users that need high speed mobile or fixed Internet access and data transfer solutions. The partnership will give Zapp greater availability for consumers that want next generation technological solutions for Internet access. Zapp Internet Express is the first nationwide wireless broadband service, based on the CDMA2000 1xEV-DO (Evolution Data Optimized) technology that allows transfer rates at speeds of up to 2.4 Mbps.

"We are delighted by our collaboration with Flamingo, one of the most important players on the Romanian IT&C market. The 10-year experience and the important market share it holds in the IT sector are solid arguments for developing this partnership. The Flamingo stores become the convergence points for the customer, computer and wireless broadband Internet access solution," said Constantin Lucescu, Sales Director Zapp.

The partnership is part of Flamingo's mission as a leader for the PC and notebook market to add value to the aspirations of its clients regarding the purchase of the best solutions that promote the latest technologies centered around the computer.

"Our partnership with Zapp, the first Romanian operator to offer access to wireless broadband, reiterates Flamingo's position as a supplier of digital solutions that enable knowledge and entertainment. The Digital House concept promoted by Flamingo now integrates the service that allows access to digital content," said Catalin Patrasescu, Marketing Manager Flamingo International.

Zapp's distribution network comprises its own 22 shops and more than 200 partners with over 300 points of presence in more than 80 cities across the country.

About Zapp
Zapp (www.zapp.ro) is the sole mobile telephony operator in Romania that provides full voice and data communication services, based on the next generation network (CDMA2000 1x in the 450 MHz band). Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), one of the world's most advanced wireless technologies, is being developed and commercially operated by U.S.-based company QUALCOMM. Zapp's main shareholder is Inquam Limited, the international company providing services in the field of mobile communications networks. The significant shareholders of Inquam are QUALCOMM, world leader on the market of CDMA-based mobile digital products and services, and the investment fund Omnia Holdings LTD, located in the Middle East.

About Flamingo Group
Flamingo is a ISO 9001 certified company for IT equipment and consumer electronics distribution and also for designing and manufacturing computers. In Romania, the company has a retail network of 80 IT and consumer electronics stores with branches in 41 cities.
According to IDC, Flamingo strengthened its position as leader on Romania's IT market, with 60,000 assembled computers in 2004, reaching a 25% market share.
The Flamingo Group includes the most important IT and Consumer Electronics distribution company in Romania - Flamingo Distribution Center, serving 1,500 active clients and covering the entire country through local partners and its own four regional sale points, each with qualified personnel and its own warehouse.
Since 1999, Flamingo is also present on the international market, with branches in Bulgaria, Croatia, Netherlands, Hungary, FYROM, Moldova, Serbia and Montenegro.
The Flamingo Group had a $72 million turnover in 2003 and estimates its revenues will grow to $180 million in 2006.

For additional details, please contact:
E-mail: pr@zapp.ro
or
presa@flamingo.ro
Phone: +40 21 2362003
Fax: +40 21 2362005
Web: www.flamingo.ro, www.fdc.ro and www.flamingo.info

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