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London, 4 December 2007 – Intec Telecom Systems PLC, a leading supplier of billing and operations support systems to the global telecoms industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Taylor to its Board as Chief Executive Officer. Andrew Taylor will join Intec on 3 January 2008 when John Hughes, current Chairman and Interim CEO, will return to his previous position as Non-Executive Chairman.

Andrew Taylor, age 38, is currently Chief Operating Officer of the UK and Ireland region and a Corporate Executive at Alcatel - Lucent (ALU). He was appointed to this role after the merger of Alcatel - Lucent in November 2006: since that time he has been responsible for Alcatel – Lucent’s activities and operations across the region, including delivering annual revenues in excess of $1billion, providing leadership and having full responsibility for direct and indirect sales, operations, quality and business improvement as well as executive responsibility for the company’s major UK and Ireland service provider customers.

John Hughes, Chairman and interim CEO, of Intec, said: “A thorough search has been undertaken for an appropriate candidate to fulfil the CEO role. Andrew has extensive knowledge of the telecoms market and proven experience and know-how. His strong track record of delivering top-line growth and organisation improvement will be instrumental in helping to drive the future success at Intec. I am delighted to welcome him to the Board.”

Prior to the merger of Lucent and Alcatel, Andrew Taylor was Lucent Technologies’ Managing Director for the UK, Ireland and the Nordics region. He joined Lucent in 2004 with responsibility to deliver significant improvements in revenue, margin and operational business and customer performance. Over a two and a half year period he achieved a dramatic turnaround, almost tripling Lucent’s revenues in the region and winning significant new customer contracts, including a major breakthrough with BT’s 21st Century Network. In addition, he delivered consistent margin improvements and radically improved Lucent’s market share and overall market presence from both a product and services perspective.

Previously in his career, Andrew Taylor spent eight years working at BT, gaining significant Telecoms experience within a range of sales, service and business management roles. From 1996 to 2000 he grew to become Sales and Service Business Manager for BT UK and by November 2001 he was VP of Business Markets for Viag Intekom (O2 Germany) and serving as a main board member. From 2001 to 2003 he was General Manager for BT Mobility, with responsibility for Sales, Channel Management and Marketing, and from 2003 to 2004 he was General Manager for BT’s Business, Enterprise (SME) Segment.
Andrew Taylor has been a Non-Executive Director and Remuneration Committee Chairman of Scottish Water Business Stream Limited since November 2006 and is currently a director and Board member of Allium Financial Services. Andrew Taylor has an MA from Dundee University and a Business Masters (Marketing) from Strathclyde University Business School.

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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 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 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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