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· Existing Swisscom licence extended to support US subsidiary



· InterconnecT supports Swisscom’s growing international wholesale business



January 31, 2002 - Intec Telecom Systems has announced that Swisscom North America (Swisscom NA) has begun operation with Intec’s InterconnecT billing solution. Based in Washington DC, Swisscom NA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Switzerland-based Swisscom AG, one of the largest international traffic carriers in the world. As part of a global co-operative agreement signed with Intec, parent company Swisscom AG promotes and supports InterconnecT among its subsidiary companies. Its existing InterconnecT licence was extended to its North American operations to effectively settle interconnect agreements with US operators.




Swisscom NA operates as a facilities-based carrier providing international wholesale services to long distance carriers in the United States. With direct access to Swisscom AG's infrastructure and agreements, Swisscom NA offers low cost international minutes to its customers and provides U.S. companies doing business in Europe with customised bandwidth, voice, and data services. Swisscom AG supports the international private-line business between the United States and Europe from its operation in Switzerland, providing seamless connectivity through its new Hi-Speed EOS network. As traffic volumes continue to increase with the success of the US wholesale business, InterconnecT will facilitate the transatlantic billing process by settling international inter-carrier billing agreements between major US and European carriers.




“The decision for Swisscom AG to extend its license to its US subsidiary is a positive endorsement for Intec’s core product,” says Christian Ciupek, Regional Director for Intec Telecom Systems in France. “InterconnecT has the maturity and technology to support Swisscom NA as its wholesale business evolves and expands, without the need to perform major upgrading procedures in the future.”




Swisscom NA’s business is growing rapidly, particularly with its “easyRoam” service, which enables US subscribers traveling abroad to access more than 219 networks in 106 countries. The company has already created 14 new distributors for its voice service in North America since the beginning of 2001. “InterconnecT helps to support the growing number of intercarrier agreements that are generated by these types of services,” adds Ciupek. “The solution offers a highly flexible and cost-effective billing software that can maximize revenue in the increasingly complex, deregulated environment of Europe.” InterconnecT can verify Swisscom NA’s incoming inter-connect statements and invoices with European and US customers and create accurate billing invoices based on real-time data. The scalability of the solution also ensures that the company can manage the number of CDRs generated by increased network activity.




“Swisscom NA will immediately see the benefits of the InterconnecT system, which is specifically designed to support expanding business operations and offer fast service provisioning and customer support” said Kevin Adams, Intec’s CEO. “This will help to bolster the company’s market presence in the US and provide the capital needed to offer new local services to its customers.”




For More Information:




Andrew Rodaway/Georgia Hanias
Intec Telecom Systems
+44 (0) 1483-745954
andrew.rodaway@intec-telecom-systems.com
georgia.hanias@intec-telecom-systems.com



Fergus Wylie/Barney Jones
Cubitt Consulting
+44 (0) 20 7367 5100
Fergus.wylie@cubitt.com




Swisscom AG



Swisscom AG is the incumbent telecommunications provider in Switzerland, and the tenth largest international traffic carrier in the world. It offers a comprehensive range of telecommunication products and services including mobile and fixed network voice and data services and Internet-based services. The Company conducts its operations through the following divisions and subsidiaries: Mobile, Fixnet, Enterprise Solutions, Systems, IT Services, Debitel, Bluewin and Conextrade.



Swisscom NA was created in 1999 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Swisscom AG. Based in Washington DC, Swisscom NA offers a wide range of wholesale services, including international private lines and switched voice handling. For more information please visit the website at http://www.swisscom-na.com



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 240 customers for its products worldwide. Founded in 1997, Intec was listed on the London Stock Exchange (Code: ITL.L) in June 2000. Intec is the most successful supplier of packaged intercarrier billing and convergent mediation software, with more installations, and more major telecom operators using its solutions than any other supplier. 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, Axtel (Mexico), 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-telecomsystems.com

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