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VODAFONE: Vodafone launches Packet Radio Broadcast Service

SEP 9, 1999, M2 Communications - Vodafone has announced the launch of its Packet Radio Broadcast Service, an innovative new service which enables simultaneous data broadcast to terminals throughout the UK.

The service uses the Vodafone Packet Radio Service, the world's most successful radio data network, to deliver data broadcast messages to Radio-Pads in a defined 'Broadcast Group'. The Packet Radio Broadcast Service is ideal for applications requiring the dissemination of short bursts of data transaction traffic to a large number of terminals which may be widely distributed geographically. Information kiosks, gaming terminals and variable message signs are applications which will benefit from this new service which currently covers over 95% of the UK population.

Once the subscription service has been enabled and the appropriate broadcast groups have been programmed, the service is very easy to use with no operator assistance. The data message to be broadcast is simply deposited on the broadcast server using a Radio-Pad or host connection. Messages are restricted to less than 10KBytes although larger messages may be accommodated by prior agreement. The message is broadcast in 128Byte blocks to each base station defined in the broadcast group. A 100Byte message broadcast to many thousands of Radio-Pads throughout the UK would cost around GBP1.20.

"The Packet Radio Broadcast Service is the first such service in the UK and reinforces Vodafone's commitment to the introduction of innovative new services which add real value and efficiencies to corporate operations," commented Tony Riley, Sales and Marketing Director, Vodafone Value Added and Data Services.

Over 75,000 Radio-Pads are currently connected to the Vodafone Packet Radio Service across a wide range of fixed and mobile applications.

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