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  1. 1.Index Group Overview

  2. Corporate History 1995 Founded in Tokyo 1997 Corporate name changed to Index Corporation Started mobile content services for pagers Started enhanced mobile content sevices for wireless carriers, i.e. i-mode (NTT DoCoMo), EZ web (au) and Vodafone Live! (Vodafone) 1999 2001 IPO on JASDAQ market (code:4835) 2003 Selected as a J-Stock on JASDAQ market. 2004 Acquired three content providers HAIKU, S.A.S.Note (France), Mobliss, Inc.(U.S.A.) and 123Multimedia (France) to enhance global content distribution plaform : Index is the first global content and solution provider (Note) Renamed 'Index Europe S.A.S.’ from July 1, 2004

  3. Index Group Contents Solution Commerce Publishing Subsidiary /Affiliates / Portfolio companies

  4. Global Content Distribution Platform Mutually Leveraging Distribution Networks, Content Libraries & Technologies

  5. 2. Index Europe Presentation

  6. Index Europe is the subsidiary of the leading Japanese content provider & aggregator INDEX Corp. Multi services & multi carriers Content Provider & aggregator Leading WAP / i-modeTM editor and aggregator Ringtones, screensavers, games, astrology, communication etc. More than 70 Internet Mobile services up and running FRANCE : Bouygues Telecom – Orange – SFR SPAIN: Telefonica (7 active services on the e-mocion portal) ITALY : Wind (7 services validated for launch) Others: Base – KPN – Eplus – Cosmote – Vodafone - Telstra Entertainment content expertise Production and Aggregation of Mobile Internet service IO MagicTM Aggregation platform Hosting for third party content providers Development services for operators and content providers Mobile JAVA aggregation 70 games adapted to European JAVA version “MIDP / DOJA” A cutting edge MIDP 2.0 matching application : “ATTRACTION JAVA entertainment applications (Karaoké, Juke Box etc.) Key Figures 30 people (5 managements, 17 engineers, 3 business developers, 2 contents, 2 project managers, 1 admin) Monthly sales 150K€ (06/05) Jour Nuit

  7. Summary: a content aggregator focusing on mobile multimedia Core businesses Description • Development and exploitation of top-notch aggregation platform: IO_MagicTM • Publishing and content production of innovative contents : games, ring tones, images… • Consulting and business building for content providers in the adaptation and implementation process and service evolution Development and business building Hosting Content production

  8. Index Europe cutting-edge content aggregation platform PML PAGES WML PAGES cHTML PAGES OUTPUT SERVER IO_MAGICTM, a user friendly tool enabling non-technical staff to build and update WAP/i-mode sites and providing automatic handset, language, billing, protocol and carrier adaptations GUI Graphical User interface • Multi carrier • Multi handset • Multi language • Multi format • Page formats (c-HTML, WML, PML, OML, X-HTML, …) • Image formats (GIF, JPEG, PNG, PCO, …) • Ringtone formats (Midi, iMelody, Wav, MP3, …) • Content management • Hourly/daily/weekly updates • Services animation • Turnkey solution for 3rd parties • Server Side : Content and data importation CONTENT DATABASES Structures Images Ring tones JAVA applications Vidéos Etc Contents Image Edition

  9. Key references WAP / I-modeTMservices for third parties

  10. Index Europe is currently covering the overall i-mode alliance in Europe Key proprietary contents • Gamikaze: Java games portal • Game@Gogo: Java & browsing games portal with prizes • Poptones: Ring tones / true tones portal • Digitag: underground Logo portal • Virtua Girls: Interactive Erotic Portal

  11. Strong Media licensing Activity TV Games Music Rights TV Radio Shows Movies Cartoons American Idol Funky Cops KARAOKE

  12. Index Europe’s technical platform

  13. Index Europe cutting-edge content aggregation platform PML PAGES WML PAGES cHTML PAGES OUTPUT SERVER IO_MAGICTM, a user friendly tool enabling non-engineers staff to build WAP/i-mode sites and providing automatic handset, language and carriers adaptations GUI Graphical User interface • Multi carrier • Multi handset • Multi language • Multi format • Page formats (c-HTML, WML, PML, OML, X-HTML, …) • Image formats (GIF, JPEG, PNG, PCO, …) • Ringtone formats (Midi, iMelody, Wav, MP3, …) • Content management • Hourly/daily/weekly updates • Services animation • Turnkey solution for 3rd parties • Server Side : Content and data importation CONTENT DATABASES Structures Images Ring tones JAVA applications Vidéos Etc Contents Image Edition

  14. IO MAGIC provides the solution to develop and maintain mobile services as well as connecting to existing / to be chosen third party content/solutions providers 3rd party content provider aggregation 3rd party content aggregation 3rd party content provider integration Development Front Office publishing 1 2 3 4 • Contents hosted by 3rd party • Contents hosted by 3rd party • Contets hosted by Index Europe • No content (i.e: portal/site management) • WAP/i-mode pages/sites developed with IO Magic by Index Europe / AOL • IO Magic becomes AOL’s mobile publishing tool • WAP/i-mode pages/sites developed without IO Magic by 3rd party • WAP/i-mode pages/sites developed with IO Magic by 3rd party • Index Europe supplies billing, sign on and DWH management • Index Europe supplies billing, sign on and DWH management • Index Europe supplies billing, sign on and DWH management • Index Europe supplies billing, sign on and DWH management

  15. IO Magic logical architecture

  16. Development Front Office publishing Access control (ACLs) 1 IO Magic’s access control features provide for differentiated level and rights on components and features • Centralized management of rights for users • Options : IP address, user/pwd, shared keys, day/hour • Tracking of events

  17. Development Front Office publishing IO magic : WYSIWYG Mobile Publishing Tool 1 • Easy and efficient development of services thanks to the GUI • Integrated content management system • Integrated resizing et editing tools • Versioning support • Multi handset emulator • Windows XP/2000 compatible

  18. Content aggregation 3rd party content aggregation 2 3rd party content provider aggregation 3 3rd party content provider integration

  19. Our infrastructure • Index Europe relies on widely accepted Web/Mobile/Telecom open source standards • Clustering : • 30+ servers (Intel bi-CPU) • Redundancy of equipments guarantees high availibility and quality of service • Increasing the volume only requires setting up additional servers • Supervision and administration 24/7 • Load balancing • Fully scalable process • Absorption of connexion peaks • Delivers over 3 millions pages / day (May 2005) • Sécurité • Firewall • Chrooted applications • Index Europe staff updates and compiles Kernel/packages • Applicatives (Linux, Apache, Mysql, PHP)

  20. Our network architecture guarantees 24/7 availibility and scalability Hardware : Dual Intel Xeon Cisco routers Software : Linux Debian 3r1 (kernel 2.4.24) Apache 2 MySQL 4.0.17 PHP 4.3.0 (IO proprietary patches) Fully secured data center Scalability : platform up and running since 2002 • Foundry ServerIron load balancers, compartmented clusters • Redundancy of hardware/equipments • Duplications of daily back ups on remote site

  21. Business model • Index Europe has a long experience of development and maintenance of sites in the mobile environment • Index Europe invoices set-up fees for the development and certification of sites by carriers • Set-up fees include license fees (acquisition and maintenance) for the IO-Magic platform and specific developments • Invoicing of Hosting is often based on a revenue share / performance indicator. Monthly minimum guarantees are applied in exchange of SLA and QoS commitments