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London/Kuala Lumpur, October 2, 2003 – Intec Telecom Systems announced today that Telekom Malaysia, the country’s leading telecommunications pioneer, has implemented Intec’s Digiquant platform as the billing and settlement solution for its global Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) clearinghouse.


Serving as a tool for the management and growth of Telekom Malaysia’s VoIP business, this solution allows the customisation of rate plans for both retail and wholesale business models, giving Telekom Malaysia the impetus to better serve its business partners and customers.


“The cooperation of our network vendors, Mediaring.com and Cisco Systems, with Intec’s Digiquant platform allows Telekom Malaysia to enjoy the highest level of interoperable functionality and thus greatly increase flexibility and time to market for future services. The combined solution delivers the high performance and functional depth Telekom Malaysia requires to address its full market potential,” said Dr.Razali Harun, General Manager, Global Business, Telekom Malaysia.


With Intec’s latest acquisition of Digiquant, Telekom Malaysia, which already applies Intec’s products for other services, is now leveraging a broader spectrum of solutions and services provided by the world’s leading Operating Support System vendor. This solution, which was chosen by Telekom Malaysia earlier this year, has now been subsequently tested and fully implemented.


Achieving competitive advantage with the implementation of a VoIP clearing house, Telekom Malaysia is offering international connectivity to local, regional, and international VoIP services. The issuance of 14 application service provider (ASP) individual licenses under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 in 2001, has escalated competition in the provisioning of VoIP services in the country, spurring lower international calling rates and increasing consumer choices.





Martin Kent Nielsen, general manager of Intec’s Digiquant business in Asia said, “The selection and implementation of Digiquant by a carrier of the calibre of Telekom Malaysia is further proof that Intec’s Digiquant Platform is the preferred billing platform for carrier grade VoIP services enabling Telekom Malaysia to deliver exceptional value to its customers and stakeholders.”


John Rocca, Intec’s Managing Director for Asia-Pacific added, “Telekom Malaysia is a valuable and important customer for us in this region and a capable and well-established user of Intec’s InterconnecT product for switched voice billing. Expanding its offerings using the capabilities of the Digiquant solution is a logical step that will enable the carrier to develop further strong revenue streams from its business in the region”.



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About Telekom Malaysia



Telekom Malaysia, the leading player in the Malaysia’s communications industry, is poised in this new millennium to maintain its unparalleled position as it spearheads the development of communications in Malaysia. Telekom Malaysia continues to lead the way in the advent of the digital era, while continuing its role as a responsible corporate citizen in increasing access of the rural community to communication advantages of the modern age. For further information on Telekom Malaysia, visit www.telekom.com.my.






About Intec



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 500 installations of 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’. Digiquant, an operating unit of Intec, is focused on the next-generation communications, content, and data services market. Its 50-plus active customers include providers and operators such as Tiscali, Telecom Italia, Wind, Telefonica, Belgacom, TDC, iBasis, SingTel, China Unicom, and Telekom Malaysia. The Digiquant product set is used for end-to-end management of advanced data services. More information is available at www.digiquant.com



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 Digiquant - end-to-end management for advanced data services


Intec’s customer base includes, among others, BellSouth, BellSouth Peru, Brazil Telecom, Cable & Wireless, Cesky Telecom (Czech Republic), China Unicom, COLT Telecommunications, EBT (Taiwan), Eircom (Ireland), France Telecom, Hutchison 3G, Maxis (Malaysia), Singtel Optus (Australia), Orange, Telecom Argentina, Telecom Egypt, Telecom Italia, Tiscali, TPSA (Poland), Swisscom, T-Mobile International, Telia (Sweden), Telefonica, 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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