FTS Selected as the Interconnect Billing Provider by Starcomms

Nigeria’s largest 3G CDMA Mobile Network Upgrades to FTS’ Leap Interconnect

Herzliya, Israel | March 17, 2009: FTS (LSE: FTS), a global provider of Billing, CRM and Business Control solutions for communications and content service providers, today announced that Starcomms Ltd., Nigeria’s largest 3G CDMA mobile network, has again selected FTS as its interconnect billing provider. Starcomms deployed FTS’ Leap™ Interconnect to support its rapidly growing subscriber base, and to ensure accounting accuracy of its growing interconnect revenues.

The new implementation offers Starcomms a range of interconnect services, including retrieval of mediation records from the operator’s mobile switch, rating of these records as well as generating and printing bills for Starcomms’ interconnect partners. Leap Interconnect also provides Starcomms with innovative reporting and settlements capabilities as a result of its ability to flexibly integrate with other Starcomms applications.

“Our focus on innovative solutions was the reason for selecting FTS’ interconnect billing solution a few years ago,” said Hashem Sallam, Starcomms’ Billing Manager. “As we expand the reach of our network and services, and our subscriber base continues to grow, our interconnect services have become a major revenue stream. Leap Interconnect provides us with all of the billing capabilities that we need as we continue to expand, and we are pleased to be working with a trusted vendor like FTS to ensure the accuracy of our interconnect accounting.”

“This upgrade to Leap Interconnect is testimony to the strength of our relationship with Starcomms,” said Shamir Efrony, Africa Sales Director, FTS. “In addition to expanding our relationship with Starcomms, it also illustrates our ongoing commitment to the Nigerian market in particular and the African continent in general. FTS’ strategic focus on Africa means that we spare no effort in continuing to support our African customers with world class solutions.”

Martin Smith | Sonus Public Relations | London - San Francisco - Singapore

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