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* Revenue-generating solution will help national carrier maximise income and develop new services

London - July 15th, 2003 - Intec Telecom Systems, a global leader in Operations Support Systems (OSS), has won another national operator for its market-leading OSS technology. Intec has signed an interconnect billing and mediation software and services deal with Telikom Papua New Guinea. Intec will install and implement both InterconnecT™ and InterconnecT™ PREP (pre-processor) to allow Telikom PNG to effectively bill both national and international interconnect partners for calls carried on its network.

Based in Port Moresby, the capital city, Telikom Papua New Guinea is the country’s national operator, offering fixed, mobile and Internet services. Telikom PNG will use Intec’s software to replace a legacy solution that no longer offers the capabilities the company will require in a more competitive market. Telikom PNG needs to interconnect with a new mobile company which, although owned by Telikom, is a separate profit centre in its own right. Telikom PNG also needs to replace very basic interconnection billing systems with a more capable system that allows it to efficiently and accurately bill its offshore partners. International interconnect revenues are a very important source of export income for smaller nations, as they typically terminate many more calls than they originate.

“We are delighted to welcome Telikom to Intec’s growing presence in Asia Pacific ,” said Intec Regional Director, John Rocca. “Papua New Guinea is a country where phone coverage is limited by geography and economic factors, so we hope that InterconnecT will help this customer to maximise its income and develop its services further.”

Intec partnered with a local hardware and IT services reseller, Datec, the country's number one IT company, to win this deal. Telikom PNG says it will look to Intec to provide guidance and expertise in implementing the system:

“We are aware that Intec is the clear leader in this area and has a very strong presence in Asia Pacific,” said Vic Baran, project manager at Telikom PNG. “This is a critical investment for us, so we wanted to work with a strong and reputable company that will be around to help and support us in future.”

Some of the initial implementation work will be done in Intec’s Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based Centre of Excellence, with the customer present to provide input and sign off during the requirements gathering phase. Telikom PNG will also have the reassurance of Intec’s office in near neighbour Australia, which has significant expertise in mediation-based pre-processing of CDRs. InterconnecT PREP will pre-process CDRs from Telikom PNG’s Alcatel switches and can be configured to poll new network elements as required in the future.

For more information:

Andrew Rodaway +44 (0) 7768 808082

andrew.rodaway@intec-telecom-systems.com


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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