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ConNova has signed an agreement with sepro to embed their e-rate engine
into ConNova's Customer Care and Billing system, BizManager 2.2.

Swedish Cable TV Billing company select e-rate to provide unlimited
rating capability to existing billing system

Dublin, Ireland and Motala, Sweden, 22nd May 2001 - ConNova has signed
an agreement with sepro to embed their e-rate engine into ConNova's
Customer Care and Billing system, BizManager 2.2.

Karl Orrenius, Product Manager for ConNova commented, " We selected
Sepro because their rating engine was, by far, the most flexible on the
market today and will meet the rating requirements of the broadband
industry not only today, but also tomorrow. The new e-Rate module
enables ConNova to provide operators and service providers with a
sophisticated system for billing of usage based products and services".

Operators can use the new rating ability of BizManager 2.2 to bill for:

· Games

· Sports, news, weather, financial information etc

· Mobile, fixed and IP telephony

· Tickets for sports events and concerts

· T-commerce and e-commerce portals

Noreen O'Hare, Senior Vice President, Global Alliances, sepro said of
the deal "Connova's decision to embed e-rate into the Biz Manager
billing system is the logical way forward. The buy or build question is
one we see often. Traditional billing companies may have the resource to
build from scratch a next generation value based rating engine, but what
the market often doesn't afford them is the time. Operators are looking
for a much faster turnaround time in the introduction of new products
and services. The traditional approach of re-engineering existing
systems is too long, too cumbersome and too expensive, and at the end to
the day it is usually the operator who ends up out of pocket, and has to
watch as their competitors get to market first".

Another major factor in Connova's decision was the architectural design
of e-rate. Karl Orrenius, explained, "e-rate has a generic interface
framework called SIFT - Sepro interface framework technology. This
enabled Sepro and Connova to fully integrate e-rate into BizManager. Biz
Manager has excellent customer care and marketing functions and the
embedding of e-rate into BizManager now gives us marketing, rating and
customer care capabilities that are streets ahead of our competitors".

About sepro

sepro - providing next generation rating and billing solutions for the
telecommunications and e-commerce industries that capture the value of
all transactions and use this to generate wholesale and retail revenue.
sepro has established partner relationships with leading system
integrators and management consultants worldwide to ensure that the
company maintains its focus on developing and providing innovative,
leading edge rating and billing technology to the telecommunications and
e-commerce industries. sepro is an Irish-owned company, based in Dublin,
Ireland, and has offices in Europe. For more information on sepro,
please visit our website at or contact us at

sepro e-rate creates a priced transaction record that is passed to the
existing retail billing system. E-rate also provides content partner
management and wholesale financial reconciliation. The tariff management
function within sepro e-rate enables tariffs to be added / maintained in
minutes, thus providing communications companies the marketing
flexibility that will be required in the e-commerce marketplace.

About Connova

ConNova specialises in developing and supplying business support systems
for multimedia operators handling pay-TV, the Internet, broadband,
publishing and telecom services. The company has 15 year's experience of
the industry. ConNova´s services extend from consulting services to the
development of software adapted to meet the market's latest
requirements. Within the framework of ConNova TVX AB, ConNova also runs
customer services on an assignment basis for European pay-TV operators.
ConNova´s current customers are mainly to be found in the fields of
cable TV, DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television), multimedia, publishing
and telecommunications.

At the international exhibition for billing systems in London in May
1999, ConNova´s customer management system BizManager was awarded two
honourable mentions, one for "Overall Best Contribution to Billing" and
the other for "Most Innovative Billing Product".

The ConNova Group AB (publ) has been listed on the OM Stockholm Stock
Exchange's O list since 1997.

For further information, please contact:

Mr Karl Orrenius, Product Manager, ConNova
Tel: +46 141 23 76 21, Fax: +46 141 23 76 30


Martin Morgan, Marketing Director, Sepro
Tel +353 1 433 2116


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Neil Stinchcombe
Tel: +44 (0)208 449 1007

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