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* Can reduce interconnect bills by up to 10%; Increases internal productivity by up to 60%

London: Intec Telecom Systems, a leading provider of Operations Support Systems (OSS) for the global telecoms industry, today launched its latest version of InterconnecT Optimised Routing™ InterconnecT OR). Designed for any telecoms network environment, InterconnecT OR optimises an operator’s margins through tighter control of costs and revenues when trading international traffic minutes. InterconnecT OR is fully integrated with Intec’s InterconnecT billing system, supporting the interchange of carrier rates, customer prices and rated summary data.

Introducing new routes and services to a network or changing interconnect partners adds complexity to a range of processes across an operator’s business environment. Switch reconfiguration is complex and can have serious business and customer satisfaction consequences if not implemented properly. Yet efficient routing is critical in deciding how traffic leaves the network, which in turn determines interconnect costs and therefore the operator’s profit margin. InterconnecT OR simplifies matters by providing a complete and integrated solution to managing the entire routing process.

“With the latest version of InterconnecT OR customers will take an important step in maximising their operating margins,” says Kevin Adams, Intec’s CEO. “To remain competitive telcos must have the capability to introduce innovative services and new routes quickly and cost-effectively. InterconnecT OR supports this by automating the management of complex routing structures for minimum operating cost based on real network cost data.”

The latest version of InterconnecT Optimised Routing (OR) is comprised of modules that can be packaged in different ways depending on the operator’s specific needs:

InterconnecT OR Manager - Manages rates and generates wholesale business performance reports to help benchmark overall performance and target routing inefficiencies

InterconnecT OR Selector - Determines an optimised routing plan and destination breakout to improve responsiveness and minimise routing costs

InterconnecT OR Trader - Supports the buying and selling of minutes to help manage operating margin as your cost base and traffic fluctuates

InterconnecT OR Programmer - Programs routing instructions in the network elements to increase productivity by enabling routing changes more frequently

InterconnecT OR Monitor - Produces near real-time carrier quality and traffic volume metrics to improve the quality of the carrier selection decisions and help deliver on customer commitments, i.e. Service Level Agreements

Combined, InterconnecT OR’s modules provide many business benefits for the user, including the potential to reduce incoming interconnect bills by up to 10% while increasing internal productivity by up

to 60%. Other benefits include:

Enhanced ability to trade in international wholesale minutes

Accurate financial analysis to benchmark wholesale business performance

Automated routing optimisation in the network for international/national traffic to minimise costs

Near real-time alarms to monitor and fine tune routing efficiency

The rollout of InterconnecT OR will be assisted by a strategic partnership agreement between Intec and Telmate APS, a company created in 2002 following its acquisition of the routing software products from Ericsson. The staff employed at Telmate have many years’ experience in the deployment of optimised routing solutions to a global customer base. This includes an extensive knowledge base of the optimised routing process in the industry as well as the impact it can have on the network.

Explains Lars Brohne, Business Product Manager for InterconnecT Optimised Routing “The experience that Intec and Telmate have in the routing space, coupled with Intec’s leadership in interconnect billing, provides a unique solution where operators can relate their wholesale billing data to routing.”

For more information about the latest version of InterconnecT Optimised Routing, visit Intec Telecom Systems at

About Intec Telecom Systems

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 ‘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 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

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