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Strategic partnership integrates XACCTmobile platform with Motorola’s wireless infrastructure for 2.5 and 3G technologies



READING, UK, Nov. 5, 2001 - XACCT Technologies, the leading provider of business infrastructure software solutions for IP networks, today announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Motorola to integrate its XACCTmobile™ platform into Motorola’s Aspira™ solutions for next generation 2.5 and 3G mobile technologies. The integrated technologies will allow service providers to merge UMTS, GPRS, and CDMA service information with IP data services, accelerating the rollout of value-based wireless data services across next generation networks.


Motorola’s Global Telecom Solutions Sector (GTSS) has signed a multi-year OEM agreement to license XACCTmobile for use in its Aspira total communications solutions. Motorola’s Aspira total communications solutions will integrate XACCTmobile with multiple access technologies such as UMTS, GPRS, and CDMA to an IP backbone capable of seamlessly delivering a wide range of applications.


“Motorola and XACCT are taking a customer-centric approach to offering mobile data services by focusing on offering a coherent wireless infrastructure with the scalability and capabilities needed for mobile data services and insulating customers from different transport technologies,” said Paul Hughes, a research director with the Yankee Group. “These two companies are demonstrating strong leadership in their market segments and clearly understand what is needed to offer customers value-based mobile data services.”


“XACCTmobile is an ideal match for Motorola’s innovative IP-based architecture,” said Eric Gries, president and CEO at XACCT. “The combined solution offers best-of-breed technology as well as unparalleled flexibility to the carriers and enables them to deal with any type of IP-based traffic running over any network type. Together with XACCT, Motorola offers end-to-end integrated solutions, from network edge to the back office, that let carriers design and execute flexible pricing models for differentiated, value-added services and applications and bring them to market quickly and cost effectively.”


XACCTmobile is built upon XACCT’s real-time “Network-to-Business” (N2B™) platform, their market-leading business infrastructure platform that is currently in deployment at more than 70 customers around the globe. This agreement enables Motorola to offer higher value network solutions to its customers. In addition to an advanced mobile network infrastructure, mobile operators will have the ability to collect and synthesise highly granular network usage data that can then be used to understand how their mobile network and services are being utilised. This insight is key to developing high-margin value-based services as well as shortening time to revenue for new services, and maximising the average revenue per user (ARPU).


“XACCT’s platform helps bring profitability to mobile data services,” said Bruce Stone, senior vice president and general manager of Motorola’s OSS Group. “As our customers gain a better understanding of how their network is being used, they can turn that knowledge into enhanced revenue and profit. This solution also provides seamless integration with operators’ back-office tasks, such as traffic engineering, that are vital to the continued success of their business.”


TECHNOLOGY NOTE TO EDITORS:

XACCTmobile – The New Service Creation Platform for Mobile Data Operators
Call detail records (CDR) for today’s mobile networks contain only limited information such as location, radio link Quality of Service (QoS), volume, and duration. Elements in the IP network provide significantly more granular content and application-related usage data. XACCTmobile bridges these two environments by collecting and synthesizing raw CDRs with data content CDRs from the IP network. The richer, more accurate CDRs allow billing for content and application QoS, true volume, and service plan-specific pricing models.


XACCTmobile is a software solution targeted specifically at mobile service providers. It combines multi-source, multi-layer data collection and enhancement, providing the most comprehensive and granular data from the network and synthesizing this data into actionable business information. XACCTmobile allows operators to capture and transform raw network usage data from GPRS, UMTS, cdma2000, and IP networks into actionable business information needed for service creation, billing, marketing, churn reduction, fraud prevention, service level verification, capacity planning, and customer relationship management.


The Motorola Aspira™ Total Communications Solution is a peer-to-peer, carrier-grade architecture that carries voice, data and multimedia with high-speed transport and packet switching. It effectively debundles and distributes services among any number of Internet-connected servers, enabling significant gains in system performance, quality of service, capacity and scaleability – while featuring open interfaces that speed service creation. Motorola’s Aspira total communications solutions are end-to-end, spanning six primary areas of a communications network including the radio access network, the core network, the high-availability system platform, the applications and services, end-user devices, and services and operational support.

For more information about Motorola Aspira™ Total Communications Solutions visit http://www.motorola.com/aspira .



About Motorola


Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2000 were $37.6 billion.

For more information, visit us on the Web at http://www.motorola.com



About XACCT Technologies

XACCT Technologies is the market and technology leader in intelligent business infrastructure software for Internet carriers and network service providers. XACCT’s award-winning, carrier-class Network-to-Business (N2B™) platform makes networks profitable by speeding time to market and time to revenue for new Internet services while lowering service provider costs. XACCT offers the industry’s first and only platform that enables real-time data capture and enhancement; seamless integration with any upstream business or operations application; and instantaneous, flow-through service provisioning. XACCT was recently named by Red Herring magazine as one of the “Top 50 private companies most likely to change the world.” XACCT investors include Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW), Dell Computer (NASDAQ:DELL), Deutsche Bank (DTBKY:OTC US), Technology Crossover Ventures, Trident Capital, Ampal (NASDAQ:AMPL), Eucalyptus Ventures, and Israel Seed Partners. With offices around the globe, XACCT has more than 70 customers, including Bell Canada (NYSE:BCE), Boeing (NYSE: BA); British Telecom (NYSE:BT), Broadwing (NYSE:BRW), Cable & Wireless (NYSE:CWP), COLT (NASDAQ:COLT), Global One, Genuity (NASDAQ:GENU), Motorola (NYSE: MOT); Siemens (NYSE:SIE), Teleglobe (NYSE:BCE), TV Cabo, Verio (NYSE:NTT), and WorldCom (NASDAQ:WCOM).



XACCTusage, XDR, XIS, N2B, and XACCTmobile are trademarks of XACCT Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered trademarks and Aspira is a trademark of Motorola, Inc. ® Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. © 2001 Motorola, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information, please contact:

Mark James
AxiCom for XACCT
Tel: +44 7740 824 092
email: mark.james@axicom.com



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