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Wireless applications have fallen out of vogue owing to market delays. Now the emphasis is on the underlying technology that will permit mobile data services to work more expeditiously and on using wireless to improve office connectivity and efficiency.

Fathammer Private company based in Helsinki, Finland
CEO: Brian Bruning
What it does: Enables 3-D graphic games from PCs and gaming consoles to be played on current and future mobile devices
Why it is hot: Much of the future of interactive entertainment will be wireless. Fathammer’s technology will lead to the introduction of graphics-rich games and its new CEO, well known in the gaming industry, is already courting big- name partners such as Intel and Nokia

Network365 Private company based in Kilmacanogue, Wicklow, Ireland
CEO: Raomal Perera
What it does: Helps carriers to deploy and control mobile commerce on their networks
Why it is hot: It is making inroads into Japan by targeting the unique requirements of that booming mobile market

Norwood Systems Private company based in Richmond, England
CEO: Paul Ostergaard
What it does: Uses Bluetooth wireless technology for office connectivity
Why it is hot: Weeks after it launched in January its technology won the grand prize at the Comnet networking conference in Washington, D.C., beating out players like WorldCom and Cisco

Wanova Private company based in Reading, England
CEO: Walter Deffor
What it does: Produces a platform for games played over mobile devices
Why it is hot: Wanova’s platform enables games publishers and developers to transfer existing, graphic-rich titles onto mobile phones with minimum investment. The mobile games market is estimated to be worth $6 billion by 20005, according to tech consultancy Datamonitor.

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