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New solution offers evolution path from entry-level to true convergent BSS/0SS system

London, 23 January 2006 - Intec, a leading supplier of business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS) to the global telecoms industry, today launched its new mobile charging, customer management and revenue management solution. The Intec Mobile Business Solution meets the evolving needs of mobile operators and MVNOs worldwide for a single, scalable BSS/OSS platform, capable of evolving from simple voice and messaging services through to fully converged, circuit-switched and IP-based next-generation mobile services.

“The Intec Mobile Business Solution solves the problem of new operators and MVNOs that want an affordable, comprehensive, fast-to-market BSS/OSS solution that won’t leave them saddled with a product that can’t scale and can’t handle next-generation services as they grow,” said Intec CEO, Kevin Adams. “Our answer to this problem is based on technology used by some of the world’s largest and most innovative mobile operators, but with the up-front cost and implementation time significantly reduced.”

While a number of attempts have been made, by various vendors, to launch pre-packaged BSS/OSS solutions, the reality has been that these approaches are too prescriptive, limiting the flexibility and service growth potential for operators and MVNOs. The Intec solution resolves these issues by presenting different options to address varying operator needs.

Intec recognises that the quickest route to market entry for new mobile licensees and MVNOs is through the launch of simple voice and SMS services, supported by an BSS/OSS that affords low cost market entry, ongoing low operating expenditure, easy revenue assurance and solid margins. But, previously, new entrants were restricted to either a functionally limited prepay solution or a disproportionately complex and expensive carrier grade billing system. Intec offers an affordable alternative approach, by putting in place the right infrastructure and systems from day one at a cost within the budget of most start-up companies, with a short potential initial deployment time. As the subscriber base and service portfolio grows, the Intec Mobile Business Solution can be expanded in functionality, and through its natural scalability, to deal with the largest and most sophisticated operation.

With Intec Mobile Business Solution, operators benefit from

· A modular architecture based on proven, best-of-breed functional components

· A highly-scalable initial platform with affordable entry costs and timescales

· An agile solution able to support all future requirements through configuration

· A seamless evolution from the initial deployment option to full convergence

The Intec Mobile Business Solution is based on Intec’s proven, carrier-grade BSS/OSS technology, which is in use with over 350 major carriers worldwide. It forms part of Intec’s growing Solution Architecture, which includes products, integrated solutions and associated professional services designed to address real-world needs of communication service providers.

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For more information, please contact:

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

Charlotte Villiers
Manager, Corporate Communications
Intec Telecom Systems PLC
Tel: +44 (0)1483 745839 or 745800
Mobile: +44 (0)7917 425667
charlotte.villiers@intecbilling.com

About Intec

Intec Telecom Systems is a leading supplier of business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS) to over 350 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 1,600 staff and 31 offices in 25 countries.

Intec's product and solution portfolio includes:

• Retail billing and customer management

• Multi-service mediation and activation

• Inter-carrier billing settlements including US CABS and ITU-based settlement

• End-to-end content partner management

• Optimised wholesale routing and trading

• Real-time pre/post-paid mediation and charging

• A fully-integrated solution for IPTV charging, billing and user interaction

• A fully-integrated solution for new mobile licencees and MVNOs

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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