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[February 26, 2013]

Wmode's ACE Announces Partnership with KPN Group Belgium (BASE)

CALGARY, ALBERTA, Feb 26, 2013 (Marketwire via COMTEX) -- Wmode is pleased to announce the launch of its Affiliate Commerce Exchange (ACE) service with KPN Group Belgium/BASE. Integrated with the KPN GB network, ACE will provide 3rd party app stores and digital services providers with a powerful solution that will allow the subscribers of the different brands of KPN Group Belgium to put charges on their mobile account.

ACE will enable KPN GB to offer its customers carrier checkout and supports an integrated charge authorization model for other 3rd party billing partners. Furthermore, the solution also offers partners a powerful set of API's for access control, subscriptions and event- based billing features. KPN GB, best known by his main brand BASE, is the mobile challenger of the Belgian market and is continuously looking for improvement and innovations for its customers.

Utilizing the outsourced services of Wmode, BASE can now confidently push into the app store and value added services space with the backing of a fully integrated and secure payment and charging infrastructure. With BASE's ability to grow its Third Party Services billing capabilities, it can look forward to opening its network to third-party service providers offering digital content, through a single point of billing integration.

Speaking to the Wmode Partnership with KPN GB, Tom Beaman, SVP of Sales and Marketing at Wmode noted, "With a comprehensive payment system like ACE, KPN GB is now equipped with an industry leading solution that will see benefits for their subscribers by offering easy access to third party app services." Commenting on the deal, Jos Donvil, CEO of BASE said, "Through this partnership, BASE continues its role as mobile challenger by offering real value and added services for its customers and for Service providers, an easy access via an API to our billing platform. We can now offer an easy solution for customers who want to access applications and digital services by just clicking on 'pay via my mobile provider' and the price of their order will appear on their next mobile invoice." As leaders in the billing and payments space, Wmode caters to service providers, app providers and content providers with their comprehensive suite of technologies.

Notes to Editors: About Wmode Powering connected devices - connecting people, connecting technology, connecting business Wmode operates a comprehensive suite of managed services providing mobile operators and the app economy with the recruitment, development, management, discovery, delivery and payment of mobile apps, content, and consumer services. The company's inclusive suite of products includes Ingage, Affiliate Commerce Exchange, AppCarousel and Velocity. Wmode has been providing professional services to large telecommunication and enterprise companies in the areas of mobile software development since 2001.

Recently, Wmode was recognized as one of the Top 100 Mobile companies by AlwaysOn and also as one of the fastest growing companies in North America on Deloitte's 2010 Technology Fast 500(TM). Founded in 2000, Wmode is a privately held company headquartered in Calgary, Canada with offices in Toronto and San Francisco. www.wmode.com About KPN Group Belgium/BASE KPN Group Belgium is the third largest mobile operator in Belgium, known as an innovator and challenger in the telecom market. KPN Group Belgium is a 100% subsidiary of KPN N.V. The company KPN Group Belgium operates in digital TV, internet and fixed lines via the brand SNOW, and in mobile telephony primarily via the brands BASE and BASE Business. At the end of September 2012, KPN Group Belgium had a wireless service revenues market share around 20%. In 2012, KPN had a turnover of EUR 804 million in Belgium with an EBITDA of EUR 272 million and amounted 896 employees. The company's headquarters are in Brussels; it positions itself alone and with partners as an innovator in products and services via a segmented, multi-brand approach which it offers online, via its captive stores BASE & ALLO telecom and through indirect channels. www.base.be FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Media Contacts: Wmode Inc. Tom Beaman +1 416.617.0506 tom.beaman@wmode.com www.wmode.com SOURCE: Wmode Inc.

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