Orascom Telecom, Mobinil and Great Connection Collaborate to Launch Mobile Baby(TM) Service in Egypt

By Orascom Telecom Mobinil Great Connection, PRNE
Monday, February 14, 2011

Mobilizing DICOM sonar images for remote diagnostics of pregnant women in Egypt is now possible with Mobile Baby(TM)

BARCELONA, Spain, February 15, 2011 - Orascom Telecom and Mobinil, in collaboration with Great Connection,
today announced the launch of a pilot project to bring mobile DICOM sonar
images remote diagnostics to pregnant women in Egypt.

Mobile Baby(TM) service, offered in Egypt by Mobinil, the country's
leading mobile operator, enables healthcare providers in clinics to transfer
patients' ultrasound images wirelessly to family members and referring
physicians for expert advice. Mobile Baby(TM) is initially launched in Cairo
Scan, one of Egypt's major clinics, with plans to expand the service
availability to clinics and hospitals across other parts of the country,
including rural regions. The initiative is part of Orascom Telecom's and
Mobinil's shared commitment to using technology to bring economic and social
benefits to the Egyptian people in urban and rural areas.

Mobile Baby(TM) enables medical practitioners to send ultrasound images,
video clips and 3D scans to and from referring physicians for remote medical
diagnostics. The application works directly from ultrasound machines, with
images delivered to any mobile phone via SMS, MMS and email.

According to Khaled Bichara, Group Chief Executive Officer, Orascom
Telecom, "Currently, the patient to doctor ratio in Egypt is 1 to 1,900. This
disparity makes it challenging for healthcare providers to meet the
healthcare needs in Egypt's rural regions, particularly pregnant women
requiring pre-natal care. Mobile Baby(TM) is the first such service to be
deployed in Egypt and we are proud to be launching this pilot project with
Mobinil and Great Connection with encouragement from Orascom Telecom's
Executive Chairman Naguib Sawiris and Dr. Paul Jacobs, Chairman and CEO of
Qualcomm. In this effort, we hope to improve the health and well-being of
Egypt's citizens."

Hassan Kabbani, Chief Executive Officer of Mobinil, said, "With mobile
health services as part of Mobinil's strategic direction in 2012, Mobile
Baby(TM) is just the start. As Egypt's leading mobile operator, Mobinil acts
as the MMS gateway for Mobile Baby(TM). Our version of the service is a novel
development that helps clinics differentiate their offering by providing an
additional, more cost-efficient media for sharing ultrasound images."

Commenting on this milestone, Asa Nordgren, CEO Great Connection Inc,
said, "We are very excited to bring our service to Egypt in collaboration
with Orascom Telecom and Mobinil. Parents in less fortunate areas deserve the
same care that is available in urban centers. Both Orascom Telecom and
Mobinil have been extremely innovative in bringing this service to fruition.
This project is the beginning of an exciting era, where new technologies are
being used to enhance the access and quality of healthcare."

Orascom Telecom, Mobinil and Great Connection have collaborated to
introduce Mobile Baby(TM) with facilitation from Qualcomm Incorporated. A
leading developer and innovator of wireless technologies and services,
Qualcomm is working with a diverse ecosystem of companies worldwide to
promote health monitoring and diagnosis services over wireless networks and
using smartphone applications.

"It is a great pleasure to see the Mobile Baby(TM) pilot launched in
Egypt," said Jihad Srage, Qualcomm's Vice President and President, Middle
and Africa. "The rapid growth of 3G devices is enabling new types of
services that can improve people's lives. Orascom Telecom, Mobinil and Great
Connection are helping to pioneer the exciting field of mobile health

Great Connection's technology is based on global imaging standards and it
works for all types of ultrasounds and X-rays. Mobile Baby(TM) is the first
application in a portfolio of services in image conversion from Great

About Orascom Telecom

Orascom Telecom is a leading international telecommunications company
operating GSM networks in high growth markets in the Middle East, Africa and
Asia, having a total population under license of approximately 506 million
with an average mobile telephony penetration of approximately 48% as of
September 30th, 2010. Orascom Telecom operates GSM networks in Algeria
("OTA"), Pakistan ("Mobilink"), Egypt ("Mobinil"), Bangladesh ("banglalink"),
North Korea ("koryolink") and has an indirect equity shareholding in
Globalive Wireless Canada ("Wind Mobile"). In addition it has an indirect
equity ownership in Telecel Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe) and through its subsidiary
Telecel Globe; OTH also operates in Burundi, the Central African Republic and
Namibia. Orascom Telecom reached almost 98 million subscribers as of
September 30th, 2010.

Orascom Telecom is traded on the Egyptian Exchange under the symbol
(ORTE.CA, ORAT EY), and on the London Stock Exchange its GDR is traded under
the symbol (ORTEq.L, OTLD LI). For more information visit

About Mobinil

Since its inception in May 1998, Mobinil has strived to maintain its
position as the leading Mobile service operator in Egypt. Honoring the trust
of more than 30 million subscribers, Mobinil is committed to being the
leading mobile service provider in Egypt, providing the best quality service
for our customers, the best working environment for our employees, top value
for our shareholders, and proudly contributing to the development of the

Visit us on www.mobinil.com

About Great Connection

Great Connection Inc. is a privately owned company at the intersection of
wireless technology and healthcare. Great Connection mobilizes ultrasound and
x-ray images by sending them from any imaging modality to any mobile device.
Consumers and patients get high-quality medical images that they can print,
store, publish or send to family and friends, or to doctors for a second
opinion. Doctors get remote access to images, cost efficient storage and they
can send images to referring physicians. Great Connection patent-pending
technology, The Dicom Mobilizer(TM), is an accessory to any ultrasound system
or diagnostic software. The first service based on this technology, Mobile
Baby(TM), was launched in Scandinavia in 2009. The service sends video clips,
3D and still images of unborn babies to expecting parents and doctors. Great
Connection is based in San Diego, USA and Stockholm, Sweden. For more
information, visit us at www.greatconnection.se

    Press Contacts:

    Rasha Mohamed
    Orascom Telecom

    Taha Saifullah
    Manager, Media Relations
    The Egyptian Company for Mobile Services

    Asa Nordgren
    Great Connection Inc., USA

    Johanna Wollert Melin
    Great Connection Inc., Europe

Rasha Mohamed of Orascom Telecom, +202-24615713, rmohamed at otelecom.com, or Taha Saifullah, Manager, Media Relations, The Egyptian Company for Mobile Services, +20-12-313-8955, tsaifullah at mobinil.com, or Asa Nordgren, Great Connection Inc., USA, +1-858-225-9190, asa at greatconnection.se, or Johanna Wollert Melin, Great Connection Inc., Europe, +46-70-260-69-97, johanna at greatconnection.se

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