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May 7th, 2003: Intec Telecom Systems, a global provider of operations support systems (OSS) for the communications industry, today announced that it has signed a deal for its convergent mediation solution, Inter-mediatE™, with eircom, Ireland’s leading provider of local, long distance and international telecommunications services. Inter-mediatE was chosen for this key project after a full competitive evaluation of mediation products.

“We needed to expand the capability of our mediation system to support new services and traffic volumes for our customers,” said Pat Kavanagh, Billing Manager eircom. “Inter-mediatE has a proven reputation for performance and reliability in national carrier networks. Its fully convergent, real-time capabilities can be easily integrated with our existing and future network elements using Inter-mediatE’s powerful user configuration capabilities, enabling us to roll out new services rapidly and maximise our return on investment.”

Intec’s Inter-mediatE solution is used by over 130 operators around the world including PTTs such as Telecom Egypt and Telia Sweden, major US operators including SBC, Verizon and BellSouth, and mobile operators such as Hutchison 3G and US Cellular. Inter-mediatE can collect and process voice, IP and data traffic from any network, delivering the highest quality of information to an operator’s downstream systems. It offers full flexibility for users to implement the business rules required to support any future billing or network model. This gives eircom the ability to launch new products and services quickly in full support of business and regulatory requirements.

“The competition for this account was naturally very strong - we are very pleased to have won it,” said Kevin Adams, Intec’s CEO. “eircom selected Inter-mediatE after a careful evaluation of all major mediation products in the market. What Inter-mediatE offers is a proven, scalable platform that can successfully manage any type and size of network data. Intec’s support capability and quality processes will ensure that Inter-mediatE is quickly and seamlessly installed into the network so that eircom can immediately maximize its revenue streams and benefit from a quick return on investment.”

For more information:

Georgia Hanias/Andrew Rodaway
+44 (0) 1483 745800
andrew.rodaway@intec-telecom-systems.com georgia.hanias@intec-telecom-systems.com

About eircom

eircom is Ireland's leading communications company, providing a comprehensive range of advanced voice, data and Internet services.
The company formally known as Telecom Eireann was established in 1984 when it became a semi-state company. In July 1999, eircom was floated on the New York, London and Dublin Stock Exchanges. In May 2001, eircom’s mobile subsidary, eircell was sold to Vodafone. eircom plc was bought by Valentia Telecommunications ltd in November 2001 and subsequently became eircom ltd. Since 1984, eircom has continually invested in its infrastructure giving Ireland one of the most advanced networks in Europe. eircom is investing €125 million over 5 years in the roll out of its DSL broadband product eircom i stream. One million customer lines will be DSL enabled by the end of this year. For more information visit the website at http://www.eircom.ie


Intec Telecom Systems

Intec Telecom Systems is an award-winning worldwide Operations Support Systems (“OSS”) vendor for fixed, mobile and IP/next-generation networks, with more than 300 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 market leader in intercarrier billing systems and one of the top 2 suppliers of convergent mediation software. The company is currently listed in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu’s top 500 fastest growing companies in Europe, growing international sales by almost 400% in 3 years. Intec’s portfolio includes:

· Inter-mediatE™ - convergent mediation solution

· InterconnecT™ - intercarrier billing including US CABS and ITU

· Inter-activatE™ - flow-through provisioning and activation

· IntercontenT™ - mediation solution for content-based services


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

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





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