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Openet Wins Major Contract With Esat Business

December 14, 2000 - Openet

Dublin, Thursday, 14th December 2000 - Irish software company Openet Telecom has been selected to supply ESAT Business with business infrastructure software and billing mediation solutions.

ESAT Business replaced its existing legacy system with Openet's innovative FusionWorks™ software platform. With FusionWorks™ ESAT Business can rapidly accelerate its time to market for creating new revenue generating services over its network.
 
"One of the key challenges that faces our business is the ability to rollout services fast, reliably and effectively," said Denis Cronin (Billing Development Manager, ESAT Business). "As we operate in a rapidly changing market we needed an intelligent solution that can adapt to any business scenario that may arise. Openet's recognised expertise in mediation convinced us that they were the best partner for this challenge."
 
Openet's FusionWorks™ convergent mediation platform integrates voice, IP and data traffic from the network providing a scaleable, one vendor architecture for addressing the operators changing business infrastructure requirements. "ESAT Business's aggressive infrastructure plans and customer centric business requirements demanded a future-proof solution which would meet their growing business needs, FusionWorks™ provides that solution," said Stuart Kelly, VP Sales of Openet Telecom.
 
"The timeframe was critical," added Denis Cronin. "We approached Openet in July and the project went live within ten weeks. The scale of the venture combined with Openet's knowledge was a testimony to the company's reputation as a market leader."

About Esat Business
 
Esat Business is a division of the Esat Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of British Telecom. The Esat Group has a total of 2,200 employees and comprises three divisions in total: Esat Business, Esat Digifone and Esat Fusion.
 
Esat Business includes all of the company's services in voice, data, Internet and network management available to the business market, and offers end-to-end managed solutions and e-Business services.
 
The company is currently the leading provider of broadband data and corporate Internet solutions and has 2,900 kms of national broadband fibre cable with metropolitan networks in over thirty urban areas including Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Shannon and Galway. This network also links into the BT global network. The company is in the process of rolling out Broadband Wireless Local Loop technology to extend its customer reach. For more information on Esat Business, please visit www.esat.com.

About Openet
 
Openet is a leading worldwide provider of event processing and transaction management solutions. The Transactional Intelligence of the company's solutions extracts increased value from diverse service provider networks, enabling rapid introduction of new services and reliable, cost-effective management of existing services. Openet is focused on delivering best-in-class network edge solutions and specialized engagement processes that create business value from network activity. A global company, Openet's implementations include long-running engagements with the world's leading service providers such as British Telecom, Orange, AT&T and Verizon Wireless. For more information, visit www.openet.com.
 

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