Telecom Argentina selects Subex and Accenture to ensure delivery of Next-Generation Services Tuesday 6 May 2008 PDF Print Bangalore, INDIA: Subex Ltd, a leading global provider of Operations Support Systems (OSS) solutions for communications service providers and Accenture have implemented the first phase of a multi-technology activation solution for Telecom Argentina, one of Argentina’s largest telecommunications groups. The solution will help ensure IP services dominance, enable rapid delivery of Ethernet-based services and accelerate growth in broadband. Leveraging Subex’s Service Fulfillment platform, the three-phase, multi-million dollar project is the main component of an ambitious transformation strategy being undertaken by Telecom Argentina. The first phase, which went live in April, 2007, provides Telecom Argentina flow-through provisioning of their IP-VPN services and facilitates the assurance processes. Accenture, sharing the project integration with Telecom, will implement the suite of Subex products for activation solutions, align existing resources (networks, services and equipments), and provide ongoing support and assistance. Subex is providing all of the discovery, upload and activation functionality necessary to enable flow-through provisioning of services for IP VPN, Ethernet and DSL, making it possible for Telecom Argentina to rapidly define, deploy and fulfill advanced service offerings. This is expected to help Telecom Argentina keep pace with corporate and competitive growth, and reduce provisioning time and operations expenditures. “This project supports our corporate mission to continue providing unparalleled service and innovation to our corporate and residential customers,” said Guillermo Desimoni, CIO, Telecom Argentina. “Accelerating the evolution of our network and the introduction of new services is paramount to our continued growth and profitability.” Subex’s Fulfillment solutions are important to Telecom Argentina’s transformation strategy as it implements the systems required to ensure ongoing operational excellence and delivers services that will help to retain current customers, attract new ones and combat the competition. “We are delighted to be working with Accenture to help meet Telecom Argentina’s ambitious goals,” said Greg Le Neveu, President - Americas for Subex Ltd. “Our solutions enable communications service providers to engage quickly in the new broadband world, remain competitive in markets they already dominate and quickly and easily enter future markets. Telecom Argentina will achieve several important business benefits by implementing Subex’s solutions, including automation of the complex tasks required to deliver new revenue-generating data services and the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership.” Telecom Argentina, Accenture and Subex anticipate this project to be the first of many as part of a strong, three-way partnership. The software solutions being deployed at Telecom Argentina leverage Subex’s Service Fulfillment platform, enabling service providers to attain service agility, the ability to quickly and easily define, create and activate new, high-margin services. http://www.subexworld.com -END- About Telecom Argentina: Telecom is the parent company of a leading telecommunications group in Argentina, where it offers directly or through its controlled subsidiaries local and long distance fixed-line telephony, cellular telephony, data transmission and Internet, among other services. Additionally, through a controlled subsidiary, the Telecom Group offers cellular services in Paraguay. The Company started operations on November 8, 1990, upon the Argentine government’s transfer of the telecommunications system in the northern region of Argentina. Telecom’s cellular customer base reached 12.3 million and broadband subscribers totalled 783,000, while fixed lines in service reached 4.2 million. For further information, please visit www.telecom.com.ar About Accenture: Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With deep industry and business process expertise, broad global resources and a proven track record, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills and technologies to help clients improve their performance. With more than 133,000 people in 48 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$15.55 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2005. Its home page is www.accenture.com. About Subex Limited: Subex Limited is a leading global provider of Operations Support Systems (OSS) that empowers communications service providers to achieve competitive advantage and deliver new service experiences to subscribers. The company pioneered the strategic concept of the Revenue Operations Center (ROC) – a centralized framework for end-to-end control of a service provider's revenue and costs, fostering operational dexterity for sustained profitability. Subex's software portfolio powers the ROC and its best-in-class solutions enable new service creation, operational transformation, subscriber-centric Fulfillment, provisioning automation, revenue assurance, cost management, data integrity management, fraud management and interconnect/interparty settlement. Subex's customers include 32 of the world's 50 largest service providers. The company has more than 150 installations across 60 countries. For more information please visit www.subexworld.com. Forward Looking and Cautionary Statements: Certain statements in this release concerning Subex’s products, strategy and future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward–looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, market acceptance of Subex’s products and services, Subex’s ability to implement its growth strategy, competition in Subex’s areas of business and general economic conditions affecting the telecom industry. Media Contacts: Harshita Nair Subex Ltd. 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