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The Winners of the World Billing Awards will be announced at the Billing
Systems 2001 Gala Dinner at the Natural History Museum on the evening of
the 24th April as a part of Billing Systems 2001. The short list was
selected from the nominations received after careful consideration by
Hugh Roberts (on behalf of IIR) and the Editors of the Official
Publications for Billing Systems 2001, Billing International, Billing
World European Communications and Mobile Europe. Billing Systems 2001
is the largest gathering of billing professionals in Europe and will be
held at London Olympia from 23-26 April full details are available at
www.iir.co.uk/billing.

This year is the fifth anniversary of the introduction of the World
Billing Awards, which were introduced by IIR in 1997 to raise the
profile of billing within the telecoms industry. "The number of players
in the increasingly complex billing marketplace has continued to
increase rapidly. The winners of this years World Billing Awards will
again be the standard bearers of the billing world's increasingly
successful drive to educate the communications industry as a whole to
the fact that effective billing will be the key differentiator for
competitive next generation network service delivery. Without
flexibility and innovation in billing no carrier or service provider
will be able to exploit its product portfolio or manage effective
customer relationships." - Hugh Roberts, Chairman of the World Billing
Awards 2001 Judging Panel.

The Shortlist is as follows:

1. OVERALL - BEST CONTRIBUTION TO BILLING
For organisations who have had a major impact on the billing landscape
over the past year.

*Amdocs
*GBA
* Geneva Technology
*ipdr.org
* Openet Telecom

Other companies given serious consideration include ADC, Portal, and
Protek.

2. MOST INNOVATIVE BILLING PRODUCT
For innovation and functionality in both product offering and approach
to market.

*BT Interconnect Solutions
* Copernicus Global Billing Services
*ComArch
*Danet
* NARUS Inc.
* XACCT Technologies

Other companies given serious consideration include: ADCAnachron, Apogee
Networks, Cerillion Technologies, Digiquant, MaxBill, Netonomy, Openet
Telecom, Protek and Trivnet.

3. BEST BILLING IMPLEMENTATION
For efficient implementation of all (or part) of a system to deliver new
or improved billing & customer care functionality.

*Czech Telecom
*KPN
*NTT DoCoMo
*Portugal Telecom
*Virgin Mobile Australia

Other companies given serious consideration include: Aliant/NB Tel, BT
Cellnet, BT Spain, France Telecom Mobile, iPulsys, Telecom Italia

4. BEST CUSTOMER CARE OFFERED
For effective and differentiated CRM together with an indefinable 'feel
good' association with the branded offering to both customers and
partners/suppliers.

*NTT DoCoMo
*Omnitel
*Sprint
*Swisscom
*Telenor Mobil

Other companies given serious consideration include: Eircom, ESAT
Digifone, Optimus

5. MOST HELPFUL SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR
For helpfulness and effectiveness in the process of systems selection
and implementation.

*Accenture
*Cap Gemini E&Y
*EDB 4tel
*Logan Orviss
*ICL

Other companies given serious consideration include: AMS, Danet, PWC

ENDS

Notes to Editors:
To request a press pass for Billing Systems 2001 please register at the
Press Room
http://www.iir.co.uk/billing

Billing Systems 2001 Press Enquiries to:
Neil Stinchcombe,
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8449 1007
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8440 4449
Email: neil@eskenzi.demon.co.uk
For further details please visit our website:
http://www.iir.co.uk/billing

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