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Extensive Testing Proved XACCT’s “Network To Business” Platform is The Best Solution To Deliver Detailed Web Hosting And IP Network Information To Downstream Billing And Operations Applications

READING, UK, November 6, 2001— XACCT Technologies, the leading business intelligence infrastructure platform for IP networks, today announced that Bell Canada, Canada’s national leader for communications in the Internet world, has selected XACCT’s “Network-to-Business” (N2BTM) platform for its Web hosting and IP infrastructure service management. After a year of exhaustive testing, Bell Canada found XACCT’s platform to be the most robust, scalable and reliable solution for capturing web hosting and extensive IP network data, enabling integration with a wide range of downstream operations and billing system applications.

“Our adoption of XACCT provides us with the infrastructure and data we need to evaluate, create and manage our new services,” said Bill Crago, vice president, service technology, Bell Canada. “As Bell Canada aggressively expands its eBusiness initiatives to solidify its presence as the major provider of Web hosting solutions, XACCT’s platform gives us the performance, scalability, flexibility and the support we need to manage our web hosting and IP service growth.”

“As Internet-based services become more popular, it has become absolutely essential to differentiate them based on diverse customer demographics,” said Eric Gries, president and chief executive officer at XACCT. “Bell Canada’s adoption of the XACCT N2BTM platform gives them a carrier class state-of-the-art platform that transforms raw network data into the actionable business information they need to develop innovative products and manage services quickly and cost-effectively.”

Service Utilisation Data

In addition to the trend analysis data, Bell Canada plans to use XACCT’s platform for revenue assurance and for unauthorised use detection and prevention. Bell’s First Rate™ long-distance calling plans and Bell Sympatico High Speed Edition™ services require highly granular usage accounting and session information to ensure they are being used in accordance with each user service contract. For Bell Web Hosting services, XACCTusage is used to collect valuable parameters on utilisation, such as data transfer per customer. The XACCT N2B platform and its core engine, XACCTusage, will help Bell Canada better provision for these services to meet changing business demand.

The XACCT “Network to Business” (N2BTM) Platform

The XACCT “Network-to-Business” (N2B™) Platform is the industry’s first and only platform that provides a bi-directional real-time link between the physical network infrastructure and the business support systems, for network usage and automated service provisioning. The XACCT “Network to Business” platform allows service providers to understand how their network is being used and then translate this knowledge into new revenue opportunities by developing and managing profitable value-based services.

About Bell Canada

Bell Canada, Canada’s national leader for communications in the Internet world, provides connectivity to
residential and business customers through wired and wireless voice and data communications, high speed and wireless Internet access, IP-broadband services, e-business solutions, local and long distance phone and directory services. Bell Canada is owned by BCE Inc of Montréal (80%) and by SBC Communications Inc. of San Antonio, Texas (20%).

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

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