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* New billing system will support over 7.7 million pre and post-paid subscribers in South Africa

28 February 2005, London: Intec Telecom Systems, a leading OSS software vendor for fixed, mobile and next-generation networks, has signed a contract worth around $15 million with South Africa-based MTN, for a new customer billing system using Intec’s Singl.eView software. The new system will handle billing for MTN’s South Africa operation, which has over 7.7 million pre and post-paid subscribers.

“Winning a prestigious, tier one wireless operator like MTN in a very competitive market is great news for Intec, because it underlines our status as a major player in the OSS/BSS market globally,” said Intec CEO Kevin Adams. “Singl.eView’s next-generation technology is a strong fit for a fast-growing major operator in a developing market, because it allows it to bring new services quickly to market, and its performance and scalability fits well with growth plans and cost-effective operations.”

“I’m personally delighted that our first major new Singl.eView customer is MTN,” added Intec’s South Africa born Executive Chairman, Mike Frayne. “Intec has always been successful in Africa, but this is a high profile win that confirms Singl.eView as the right solution for the billing upgrade, legacy replacement and consolidation projects that many operators worldwide are now beginning.”

“This is a key project for MTN that will support our very high growth rates, provide a superior customer billing experience, and reduce our cost of technology ownership,” said MTN SA’s Billing Programme Director, Megan Ashman. “We chose Singl.eView as our new strategic billing platform for its outstanding technology and as a result of Intec’s long-term presence, commitment and investment in Africa.”

MTN and Intec have started work immediately on the implementation of Singl.eView, with Intec providing support and services through its substantial South Africa office. Intec currently employs over 120 people in Africa, developing new products and supporting many of Africa’s best-known fixed and wireless carriers.

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Contacts:
Kevin Adams, CEO - +44 1483 745800
Mike Frayne, Executive Chairman - +44 1483 745800
Andrew Rodaway, Director of Marketing - +44 7768 808082, andrew.rodaway@intecbilling.com
Robert Gibb, Corporate Communications Manager - +44 1483 745941, robert.gibb@intecbilling.com

Edward Bridges/James Melville-Ross/Cass Helstrip, Financial Dynamics +44 (0) 20 7831 3113
intec@fd.com

For MTN SA: Mandisa Korri, Senior Manager: Public Relations & Internal Communications, MTN SA, 083 212 1813 or korri_m@mtn.co.za

About Intec

Intec is a leading Business and Operations Support Systems (BSS/OSS) product vendor for fixed, mobile, MVNO and next-generation networks (e.g. WLAN, 3G and IP), with more than 680 installations of its products worldwide in 470 customers. Intec is a market leader in billing, mediation, mobile service charging and activation systems. For the year ended 30 September 2004, Intec reported revenues of £68.8 million, with adjusted net earnings after tax of £8.7 million.

Intec's product portfolio includes:
• Singl.eView™ - dynamic transaction management/retail billing
• Inter-mediatE™ - convergent mediation solution;
• InterconnecT™ - inter-carrier billing including US CABS and ITU-based settlement;
• Inter-activatE™ - flow-through provisioning and activation;
• InterconnecT CPM™ - end-to-end content partner management;
• InterconnecT Optimised Routing™ - optimised wholesale routing;
• Intec DCP™ (Dynamic Charging Platform) – real-time pre/post-paid charging

Intec’s customer base includes, among others, BellSouth, BellSouth Peru, Cable & Wireless, Cesky Telecom (Czech Republic), China Unicom, COLT Telecommunications, Deutsche Telekom, EBT (Taiwan), Eircom (Ireland), France Telecom, Hutchison 3G, Maxis (Malaysia), MTN (Africa), Nitel (Nigeria), Reliance (India), SingTel Optus (Australia), O2 Ireland, Orange, Telecom Argentina, Telecom Egypt, Telecom Italia, Tiscali, TPSA (Poland), Swisscom, T-Mobile International, Telefonica, Telia (Sweden), Telkom South Africa, Telstra, US Cellular, Westel (Hungary), Vodafone, VimpelCom (Russia), Virgin Mobile, Vivo (Brasil), XO Communications and Verizon.

For more information please visit www.intecbilling.com

MTN Group Limited

Launched in 1994, the MTN Group celebrates more than ten years as a leading provider of cellular and communications services in Africa and is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange South Africa under the share code: "MTN". The Group encompasses MTN South Africa, MTN International and its Strategic Investments division which hosts Orbicom, Airborn and MTN Network Solutions. As at 31 December 2004, the MTN Group recorded more than 13 million subscribers across the continent where it provides cellular, satellite and Internet access services to 14 African countries. The Group has invested in six GSM cellular networks in Africa, including South Africa, Swaziland, Rwanda, Uganda, Cameroon and Nigeria.

For more information please visit www.mtn.co.za

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