* Mediation of next-generation wireless services over CDMA 1XRTT
London, 9 July 2003 - Intec Telecom Systems has extended its agreement with U.S. Cellular and successfully deployed Inter-mediatE 4.0 to provide data measurement and bill processing support for the wireless service provider’s next-generation wireless applications. U.S. Cellular will begin deploying its advanced data services throughout its CDMA 1XRTT markets in Autumn 2003. The applications will enable customers to obtain information such as e-mail, location services, ring tones and games, quickly and easily from their wireless phones.
“These exciting services will improve satisfaction among customers by allowing them to download wireless data applications including news, sports, weather, ring tones, e-mail and games to their wireless handsets,” said Karen Kirwan, executive vice president of information services for U.S. Cellular. “With Intec’s advanced technology platform, we can ensure accurate billing for these services and provide our customers with the service quality they expect from U.S. Cellular.”
“We are pleased to partner with U.S. Cellular on this billing solution and help this leading wireless service provider reaffirm its commitment to providing exceptional service,” said Fred Brott, vice-president of North American operations for Intec. “The flexibility and reliability of our advanced technology solution will enable U.S. Cellular to collect and manage information on customers’ wireless data usage patterns and accurately bill for next-generation services.”
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular Corporation, the nation's eighth largest wireless service carrier, provides wireless service to more than 4.2 million customers in 149 markets across 25 states. The Chicago-based company operates on a customer satisfaction strategy, meeting customers' needs by providing a comprehensive range of wireless products and services, superior customer support and a high quality network. U.S. Cellular is listed and traded as USM on the American Stock Exchange.
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Intec Telecom Systems is an award-winning worldwide Operations Support Systems (“OSS”) vendor for fixed, mobile and next-generation networks (ie. WLAN, 3G and IP), with more than 330 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 convergent mediation software, and a recent winner of the 2003 Global Billing Award – Best Overall Contribution, and Telestrategies ‘2003 Mediation Excellence Award’. Intec’s portfolio includes:
* Inter-mediatE™ - convergent mediation solution
* InterconnecT™ - intercarrier billing including US CABS and ITU
* Inter-activatE™ - flow-through provisioning and activation
* Inter-contenT™ - end-to-end content revenue management
* Intec Dynamic Charging Platform™ – a real-time pre/post-paid charging interface between the network and the back office
Intec’s customer base includes, among others, BellSouth, BellSouth Peru, Brazil Telecom, Cable & Wireless, Cesky Telecom (Czech Republic), COLT Telecommunications, EBT (Taiwan), Eircom (Ireland), France Telecom, Hutchison 3G, Maxis (Malaysia), Singtel Optus (Australia), Orange, Telecom Argentina, Telecom Egypt, Telecom Italia, TPSA (Poland), Swisscom, T-Mobile International, Telia (Sweden), Telkom South Africa, Telstra, US Cellular, Westel (Hungary), Vodafone, VimpelCom (Russia) and Verizon. For more information on Intec Telecom Systems, visit the website at http://www.intec-telecom-systems.com.
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