Osprey Comms.

Trading Suspension Requested

Osprey Communications PLC
18 January 2000

The Board of Osprey Communications has noticed the recent increase in its
share price and confirms that it is currently in preliminary discussions
which, if completed successfully, would lead to a substantial acquisition.

The Board believes that, during the period of these discussions, trading in
its shares should be suspended.  Accordingly, it has this morning requested an
immediate suspension in trading of its shares.  A further announcement will be
made in due course.