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· Heightens Intec’s profile in Central/Latin America



December 12th, 2001 Mexico/London: Avantel, one of Mexico’s leading domestic long distance operators, is on schedule to go live with Intec’s InterconnecT billing solution in January 2002. Intec Telecom Systems, a global provider of Operation Support Systems (OSS) for telecom companies, sold its InterconnecT™ billing software to Avantel earlier in 2001. Avantel cited the proven performance of InterconnecT as the primary reason for its selection. Other important considerations included InterconnecT’s low implementation cost and user flexibility in supporting future services and market requirements.



“Intec’s billing solutions have a global reputation for performance and reliability in major operators, and this was key to our success in winning Avantel,” says Victor Salazar, Intec’s Director of Sales for Mexico, Central America and Caribbean. “InterconnecT is a proven product which will maximize Avantel’s revenue stream from the first day of operations in 2002.”
Avantel has grown from a leading domestic long distance company into an Internet and local telephone service provider for corporate and residential customers. InterconnecT will play a vital role in calculating interconnection revenues and producing accurate billing information. In addition to these capabilities, InterconnecT will also provide support for other complex billing areas including number portability and least cost routing.



“InterconnecT is a sophisticated, low-risk solution that will help Avantel deal with the growing demands of intercarrier billing across all network types ”, said Kevin Adams, Intec’s CEO. “Intec’s growing presence in the CALA region will also ensure that Avantel gains our experience in technical implementation and service support.”




For more information:

Georgia Hanias/Andrew Rodaway
Intec Telecom Systems PLC
+44 (0) 1483 745800
georgia.hanias@intec-telecom-systems.com



About Avantel



Founded in 1996, Avantel is a strategic alliance between the Grupo Financiero Banamex Accival group in Mexico and US WorldCom. It is a leading domestic long distance network operator with a 15 per cent market share of international call traffic in Mexico. The company provides the highest level of digital technology and has started building a fiber optics network. Avantel was the first company in Mexico to place calls through connections without using the local operator. It has expanded its portfolio to include added value services, for residential and corporate customers, including direct access to Internet service. Avantel is the first telecommunications corporation in the world to be awarded with the ISO 9002 certification in the network operations unit.


For more information please visit the website http://www.avantel.com.mx



Intec Telecom Systems

Intec Telecom Systems is a leading worldwide Operations Support Systems (“OSS”) vendor for fixed, mobile and IP/next-generation networks, with more than 250 customers for its products worldwide. Founded in 1997, Intec was listed on the London Stock Exchange (Code: ITL.L) in June 2000. Intec’s portfolio includes:



· Inter-venE™ -- telecom fraud management software


· Inter-mediatE™-- convergent mediation solution


· InterconnecT™ - inter carrier billing including CABS and ITU


· Maxi-routE™ - least cost routing solution


· Omni-chargE™ – billing for all types of non-call telecom services



Intec’s customer base includes, among others, AT&T, Telmex, BellSouth, BellSouth Peru, Brazil Telecom, Cable & Wireless, Cesky Telecom (Czech Republic), COLT Telecommunications, EBT (Taiwan), France Telecom, Hutchison 3G, ITXC, Maroc Telecom, MCI Optus (Australia), Orange, Telecom Argentina, Telecom Italia, TPSA (Poland), Stentor (Canada), Swisscom, T-Mobile International, Telia (Sweden), Telkom South Africa, Telstra, US Cellular, Westel (Hungary), Worldcom and Verizon.


For more information on Intec Telecom Systems, visit the Web site at
http://www.intec-telecom-systems.com

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