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London, 26 September 2007 – Intec, a global provider of business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS), announced today a multi-million dollar deal with Ireland-based Meteor Mobile Communications for Intec Convergent Billing and Intec Customer Management. The combination of these two products will allow Meteor to create a fully integrated view of customer information for both pre-paid and post-paid customers. The Irish market, traditionally dominated by pre-paid customers, is turning towards more post-paid agreements as services and tariffs become more innovative to support increasingly sophisticated customer demands and a fiercely competitive landscape. Meteor, which has been increasingly successful in building its post-paid business, wanted to update its legacy platform to deal with growing customer volumes and both pre-paid and post-paid customers.

“Intec Convergent Billing and Intec Customer Management gave us exactly what we needed for the next phase of our growth,” said Meteor’s IT Director Tony Stewart-Lord. “Running separate systems for different types of customers isn’t efficient or customer friendly, and we pride ourselves on being both of those things. Having a truly convergent system, with fully integrated customer management, allows us to have a much more complete and consistent view of customer relationships and billing information.”

Meteor is an innovative provider of high quality GSM services in Ireland. The company, whose headquarters is in Dublin, operates in the Republic of Ireland and is a wholly owned subsidiary of eircom Group PLC. Meteor has enjoyed phenomenal growth in recent years and recorded over 875,000 customers and over 18% market share in June 2007.

Gary Burch, Intec’s VP of EMEA, said “Meteor is a great example of the kind of go-ahead mobile operator that is now turning to Intec for convergent billing and customer management. Our fully integrated solution means that they can improve the efficiency of their billing processes, deliver an improved customer experience, and have the kind of open-ended scalability and performance that only a tier 1 billing solution can bring.”



Intec Convergent Billing and Intec Customer Management are Intec’s market leading billing and customer management solutions, relied upon by many of the largest and most innovative telecommunications service providers worldwide. Their efficient, integrated, single-database architecture allows service providers to lower their operating cost by supporting all rating, balance management, charging and billing tasks on a single platform, serving pre-paid, post-paid and multi-pay customers for all classes of product.

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For further information, please contact:

Intec Telecom Systems PLC
www.intecbilling.com
Andrew Rodaway, Director of Marketing and Communications andrew.rodaway@intecbilling.com
+44 (0)1483 745 800
+44 7768 808082


About Meteor

Established in 2001 having been awarded Ireland’s 3rd mobile licence. Meteor Mobile Communications is one of Ireland’s leading mobile communications providers, with over 18% percent share of the Irish cellular market and 875,000 customers (June 2007). Now with 38 stores throughout the country Meteor is Ireland’s fastest growing operator. For further information visit www.meteor.ie

About Intec

Intec supplies solutions to over 60 of the world’s top 100 telecoms carriers and is one of the world’s fastest growing major BSS/OSS (business and operations support systems) vendors. Intec’s 400 customers include AT&T, Cable & Wireless, The Carphone Warehouse (UK), China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Eircom (Ireland), France Telecom, Hutchison 3G, O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile, Vivo and Verizon. Intec works closely with its customers, many of whom have been with Intec since its inception, to provide the highest standards of performance, flexibility and robustness to help carriers service their customers effectively and profitably. Intec's comprehensive and expanding range of products, solutions and services includes:

• Retail billing and customer management
• Multi-service mediation and activation
• Inter-carrier billing settlements including US CABS and ITU-based settlement
• End-to-end content partner management
• Optimised wholesale routing and trading
• Real-time pre/post-paid mediation and charging
• Pre-integrated solutions for wholesale, wireless and core IMS charging functions

Founded in 1997, Intec is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ITL.L) and has over 1,700 staff and 31 offices in 25 countries. For more information, visit the Intec website at www.intecbilling.com.


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