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Hutchison 3G selects Starbase Collaboration Suite for network development

London - April 25, 2002, Hutchison 3G UK Limited ('Hutchison 3G'), today announced that it has selected the Starbase Collaboration Suite from Starbase (Nasdaq: SBAS) to manage the development of its third generation network. The solution has been deployed in the UK and in other countries in Europe where Hutchison Whampoa has 3G interests.

Hutchison 3G's initial purchase of Starbase's Collaboration Suite will manage the software requirements, configuration, change management, defect tracking, testing and test management for the mobile, telephony and information for the voice and data systems that make up the 3G standard.

Ed Candy, technology director at Hutchison 3G said, "It was important to choose a supplier with a robust and proven technology. Starbase has an excellent reputation. It has the scalability and flexibility required to provide this important piece of software for our network."

"The Hutchison 3G purchase is one of the largest in the history of Starbase, and substantiates that our value proposition is being well received," said James H. Smith, executive vice president, Starbase Customer Group. "Starbase's Professional Services group is working closely with Hutchison 3G on a long term engagement to help ensure a successful implementation process. We look forward to a productive relationship with the company as the Starbase solution is adopted worldwide."


Notes to editors

1. About Hutchison 3G

3G is a convergence of media, information and telephony which enables people to access information and entertainment services on the move. The 3G standard (agreed throughout Europe, Japan, China, and the rest of Asia) is formally known as UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System). It represents a global standard for third generation communication systems and is at the heart of the Hutchison 3G initiative.

Hutchison 3G UK Ltd. ("Hutchison 3G") holds licence 'A' (a third-generation licence), which was issued by the UK government in May 2000. This licence was for the largest block of spectrum auctioned in the UK, as it was set-aside for a new entrant to the market. The licence consists of 15MHz of paired spectrum, and 5MHz of unpaired spectrum.

Hutchison Whampoa Limited holds a 65 per cent stake in Hutchison 3G, the other major shareholders are NTT DoCoMo (20 per cent) KPN Mobile (15 per cent).

For further information on Hutchison 3G please visit or call Firefly on 020 7386 1595.

2. About Starbase

Starbase is the leading provider of end-to-end collaborative products for the development and management of integrated content and code for enterprise and eBusiness applications. Collaboration is the simultaneous coordination, management and communication of geographically dispersed contributors of both code and content for enterprise and eBusiness applications. With over 3,700 Starbase customers worldwide, our technology supports the continuous cycle of creating, linking and managing digital assets, which comprise complex eBusiness applications. Starbase products enable users with differing technical and functional backgrounds to collaborate on the production and management of Web sites and eBusiness initiatives from multiple locations. Companies and organizations, including leading corporations such as Chase Bank, Dell Computer, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, PepsiCo and Seagate Technology have selected Starbase products to manage their eBusiness development projects. Deloitte & Touche named Starbase to the prestigious "2001 Orange County/San Diego Technology Fast 50" program, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the area. Starbase is headquartered at 4 Hutton Centre Drive, Suite 900, Santa Ana, CA 92707. Tel: 714.445.4400. Fax: 714.445.4404. Visit Starbase's Web site at

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