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New 10 million subscriber benchmark on single Intel Itanium 2-based HP Integrity server demonstrates outstanding performance of Intec’s Singl.eView v6 convergent billing

• Singl.eView v6 already live on Itanium 2-based HP Integrity servers at major EMEA customer
• Singl.eView rates and bills 250 million events in 6 hours; demonstrates low hardware requirements for billing 10 million wireless subscribers

London, 8 September 2005: Intec Telecom Systems has benchmarked Singl.eView v6, the latest version of its market leading customer care and billing system, on a single instance of a mid-range HP Integrity server to demonstrate the performance of its highly-efficient architecture.

In a six hour test using an Intel® Itanium® 2-based HP Integrity Superdome server with 32 CPUs running on the HP-UX 11i operating environment, the benchmark configuration simulated traffic from a wireless telecommunications service provider with 10 million subscribers. In the benchmark, Singl.eView generated 2.5 million customer invoices from 250 million events in a 6 hour bill run. Notably, the test included all billing processes, from receiving and rating events to generating invoice images.

“Supporting the full range of billing processes for ten million wireless subscribers on a single server is an outstanding result, and it underlines the architectural efficiency of Singl.eView v6’s design,” said Intec’s COO of Product Operations and Services, Gary Bunney.

Since May 2005 Intec has had a live multi-country implementation of Singl.eView v6 on HP Itanium 2 Integrity servers. This implementation, at one of Europe’s fastest-growing carriers, is expected to support over 23 million subscribers within the next 18 months.

“Singl.eView on HP Integrity servers running HP-UX 11i is a very cost-effective solution for large network service providers,” said Don Jenkins, vice president of marketing, Business Critical Servers at HP. “These results demonstrate once again the ability of HP Integrity servers to manage the most demanding workloads and Singl.eView’s low hardware footprint and excellent cost of ownership attributes.”

Intec CEO Kevin Adams added: “We are pleased to be able to offer HP Integrity servers as a high performance and low cost alternative for our retail billing and customer care system. These benchmark results provide further confidence to our tier 1 telecom customers of the performance and low TCO of Singl.eView.”

Singl.eView is Intec’s market leading billing and customer management system that is relied upon by many of the largest and most innovative telecommunications service providers worldwide. Its inherent performance and TCO advantages allow service providers to lower their cost of billing by supporting all billing on one platform, across pre-paid, post-paid and all classes of customer and product.

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For more information, please contact:

Charlotte Villiers
Manager, Corporate Communications
Intec Telecom Systems
Tel: +44 (0)1483 745839 or 745800
Mobile: +44 (0)7795 347197
charlotte.villiers@intecbilling.com

Andrew Rodaway
Director of Marketing
Intec Telecom Systems
Tel: +44 (0)1483 745800
Mobile: +44 (0)7768 808082
andrew.rodaway@intecbilling.com

About Intec
Intec Telecom Systems is a leading supplier of business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS) to over 500 customers across the global telecoms industry. Intec is world market leader in both inter-carrier billing and mediation, and one of the largest suppliers of retail billing systems. Intec’s customer base now includes over 60 per cent of the world’s top 100 carriers. Founded in 1997, Intec is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ITL.L) and has over 1,500 staff and 29 offices in 23 countries.

Intec's product portfolio includes:

• Singl.eView™ - retail billing and customer management
• Inter-mediatE™ - multi-service mediation solution;
• InterconnecT™ - inter-carrier billing including US CABS and ITU-based settlement;
• Inter-activatE™ - convergent service activation;
• InterconnecT CPM™ - end-to-end content partner management;
• InterconnecT Optimised Routing™ - optimised wholesale routing and trading;
• Intec DCP™ (Dynamic Charging Platform) – real-time pre/post-paid mediation and charging

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

For more information, visit the Intec website at www.intecbilling.com


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