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* InterconnecT processes 1.6 billion EDRs in just 8 hours
* Power and scalability of new server/blade hybrid architecture also proved

London, 22 April 2005 … Intec Telecom Systems, a leading BSS/OSS software vendor for fixed, mobile and next-generation networks, has benchmarked InterconnecT v7, the latest version of its market leading intercarrier billing and settlements system. In an eight-hour test, using an HP 64-CPU Superdome server, more than 1.6 billion event data records (EDRs) were processed correctly. This is several times the current processing requirement of even the world’s largest carriers today. An EDR can represent anything from a standard voice call to the delivery of a sophisticated content-based event.

InterconnecT v7 offers innovative ways of reducing the cost of ownership including rating on a bank of Intel-based PC Blades in conjunction with a Unix Server. In another performance test more than half a billion EDRs were rated on a 16-CPU HP Superdome server with an attached array of 16 PC Blades. This form of hybrid machine mix has not been available previously and typically could result in a cost saving of 25 per cent. Scalability in all standard server cases was linear, and in the hybrid configuration was linear up to about 20 PC Blades.

InterconnecT is the world's most powerful, flexible and reliable system for domestic, international and ITU-based billing and settlements, and also the most widely used interconnection billing system globally. It is designed to meet the functionality and performance requirements of a dynamic telecommunications market by dealing with high event volumes and supporting a complex range of products and services. InterconnecT v7 takes settlement to the next level by also supporting inter partner settlement for IP-based services offered over next generation networks. This includes multi-party settlement with a variety of enterprises such as content providers and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), for services such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), content downloads and data transfers.

Intec CEO Kevin Adams said: “The result of this rigorous product test process is further proof of Intec’s substantial R&D investment and commitment not only to continuously enhancing the rich functionality of our software solutions, but also to maintaining a low TCO for our customers. This is why so many of the world’s tier 1 and tier 2 telecom carriers rely on InterconnecT for reliable, accurate and trouble-free billing, irrespective of their call volumes.”

Interconnect is used by over 200 of the world’s leading carriers including France Telecom, Vodafone, Orange and Hutchison’s ‘3’ Mobile Group and Saudi Telecom Corporation. InterconnecT can be installed rapidly, and its multi-lingual, multi-currency client/server technology offers the performance, functionality and reliability sought by leading carriers to maximise revenue potential of their networks.

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For more information, please contact:
Robert Gibb
Corporate Communications Manager
Intec Telecom Systems
Tel: +44 (0)1483 745941 or 745800
Mobile: +44 (0)7876 656896

Andrew Rodaway
Director of Marketing
Intec Telecom Systems
Tel: +44 (0)1483 745800
Mobile: +44 (0)7768 808082

About Intec
Intec is a leading Business and Operations Support Systems (BSS/ OSS) product vendor for fixed, mobile and next-generation networks (e.g. WLAN, 3G and IP), with more than 650 installations of its products worldwide in 460 customers. Founded in 1997, Intec was listed on the London Stock Exchange in June 2000. 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; and
• 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), 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.

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