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XIUS Partners With Connectem Virtual Core Solution; XIUS to Propose Connectem Virtual EPC as Part of its MSP Offering

Woburn, MA and Santa Clara, CA

Today XIUS, a leader in delivering innovative platforms, applications and services for mobile operators worldwide, and mobile infrastructure virtualization vendor Connectem Inc. announced they will propose the latest Virtualized LTE Evolved Packet Core (EPC) for carrier commercial deployment. Jointly, the two companies’ offering will target mobile operators who want to save significant costs in their 4G / LTE without sacrificing processing speed, quality and service for their customers as well as converged broadband solution providers who are launching 4G mobile services with 3G failover. Both solutions are offered in an on-demand, cloud-based, managed service environment with the 4G service architected on VMC and SDN (software-defined network) frameworks.

XIUS Mobile Services Platform (MSP) provides mobile operators with complete telecom voice and data services across multiple network types and generations. MSP provides operators access to core network infrastructure components at a fraction of the cost without compromising on reliability, performance or support. MSP’s complete network, online charging, BSS / OSS and mobile VAS component suite, as well as flexibility in how it can be implemented, enable MSP to serve multiple commercialization needs; from M2M to MVNE/MVNO to wholesale traffic segregation and management to converged broadband 4G LTE implementations as well. Connectem has developed the industry’s first mobile infrastructure virtualization software (VCM) for telecom operators and infrastructure providers, designed to run in a cloud-based delivery framework. Both companies have current implementations and trials of their respective solutions at mobile operators around the world.

“The market for Mobile Broadband infrastructure is on the precipice of a massive change. Market dynamics are causing carriers to investigate network infrastructures that are more elastic, flexible and economically viable. Our joint offering with Connectem enables us to deploy on-demand infrastructure and capacity in a fraction of the time at a fraction of the cost, of existing architectures,” said GV Kumar, CEO at XIUS.

“Connectem is thrilled to be engaging with XIUS as a premier network solutions delivery company. Their vision is aligned with our view of the world, and we will work tirelessly to deliver our joint customers the best experience possible,” said Barry Hill, Connectem’s VP Sales & Marketing. “We are excited about the potential to re-define the economics and innovation in the Mobile Broadband market with this solution.”

About XIUS

XIUS is a mobile technology specialist focused on real-time transaction processing in Mobile Infrastructure, Mobile Commerce, and Over-the-Top Solutions. XIUS has strong conviction in innovation, agility and execution excellence with customer centricity as its core value. All solutions can be offered in any of the operational engagement models (license sale, service bureau, managed services & BOT) to enable customers to launch and monetize services quickly.

XIUS has been providing telecom services to mobile operators for nearly 25 years. Our core values have resulted in 120 patent applications being filed with 30 being awarded to date. XIUS has its Corporate Headquarters at Woburn, Massachusetts, USA and its Global Delivery Center in Hyderabad, India. To learn more, please visit our website at: http://www.xius.com

About Connectem

Connectem Inc. was founded in 2011 by Industry veterans who identified an opportunity to bring the advances of Virtualization & Cloud Computing to the Mobile Packet Core. The VCM Platform is one of the truly unique innovations in Mobile Infrastructure in years. Connectem VCM will fundamentally change the way wireless devices will be connected to a powerful and elastic core network.

Newest Version of XIUS Mobile Services Platform Increases Features and Functionality across all Aspects of Telecom Voice and Data Services

Today XIUS, a leader in delivering innovative platforms, applications and services for mobile operators worldwide, introduced the newest release of its MSP® (Mobile Services Platform®).

MSP 4.0 offers a complete range of technical framework and component improvements. In this latest release, XIUS has power-packed MSP with a comprehensive Service Delivery Platform (SDP), Revenue Assurance & Fraud Management capability, Community Accounts suitable for Friends & Family as well as Corporations, Policy Control and Charging Function, and an Advanced Content & Data Charging engine. Apart from enhancing the capabilities of the platform, XIUS has re-architected the platform on a comprehensive SoA framework enabling greater modularity and service-driven flexibility. Through this architecture framework, XIUS can now offer various components in an integrated framework or as standalone deployments based on operator demands.

XIUS MSP provides complete telecom voice and data services, across multiple network types (CDMA, GSM, and IP) and generations (3G, 4G), for Mobile Operators and their Wholesale Divisions, M2M Solution Providers, MVNEs and MVNOs. MSP V4.0 represents a culmination of efforts to create truly separate and easily maintainable sub-components for various elements within MSP, increasing flexibility in implementation, upgrades and support and maintenance. XIUS MSP provides complete telecom voice and data services, across multiple network types (CDMA, GSM, and IP) and generations (3G, 4G), for Mobile Operators and their Wholesale Divisions, M2M Solution Providers, MVNEs and MVNOs. MSP V4.0 represents a culmination of efforts to create truly separate and easily maintainable sub-components for various elements within MSP, increasing flexibility in implementation, upgrades and support and maintenance.

“MSP V4.0 represents XIUS’s ongoing commitment to investing in the greater quality, efficiency, effectiveness, increased ease of integration, as well as new feature / functionality of MSP to enable our customers to meet and exceed subscriber expectations,” said G.V. Kumar, CEO and Managing Director of XIUS.

MSP V4.0 is available immediately.

About XIUS

XIUS is a mobile technology specialist focused on real-time transaction processing in Mobile Infrastructure, Mobile Commerce, and Over-the-Top Solutions.

XIUS has strong conviction in innovation, agility and execution excellence with customer centricity as its core value. All solutions can be offered in any of the operational engagement models (license sale, service bureau, managed services & BOT) to enable customers to launch and monetize services quickly.

XIUS has been providing telecom services to mobile operators for nearly 25 years. Our core values have resulted in 120 patent applications being filed with 30 being awarded to date. XIUS has its Corporate Headquarters at Woburn, Massachusetts, USA and its Global Delivery Center in Hyderabad, India.

Etihad Etisalat “Mobily” Announces Award of MVNE Solution and Services Contract to XIUS, an Operating Brand of Megasoft Limited

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Hyderabad, India, May 9, 2012

Mobily, the fastest growing mobile communications and technology provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today announced the award of its MVNE solution and services contract to XIUS, an Operating Brand of Megasoft Limited Hyderabad, India.

XIUS is providing MVNE/MVNO network infrastructure and operations managed services as well as MVNE back-office services required for the qualification and launching of MVNO on the Mobily network and MVNE platform and ultimate offering to potential MVNO subscribers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. XIUS is employing its Mobile Services Platform infrastructure and framework, currently deployed in multiple global locations, which will provide MVNO with its own separate network components and flexible capabilities for service offerings to its targeted subscribers.

“We are very proud and excited to be working with Mobily on their foray into the MVNO market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” stated GV Kumar, Managing Director and CEO of XIUS. “As well, our Mobile Services Platform provides Mobily, and the MVNO it serves, with a flexible suite of network components, OSS/BSS, and VAS solutions that will be leveraged by the MVNO to offer distinct, separate, and compellingly different subscriber offerings.”

“We have chosen XIUS Mobile Services Platform after an exhaustive selection process that includes an extensive list of vendors,” stated Dr. Eyas Al-Hajery, Mobily’s Senior Executive Vice President for Wholesale and Carrier Services. “The platform will enable Mobily to provide carrier class comprehensive MNO/MVNE services to potential MVNOs”.

The MVNO will be able to focus on its identified market target segment, develop unique plans and service offerings, and bring new and different value added solutions without dependence on the mobile network operator, utilizing the XIUS Mobile Services Platform being installed solely for the use and utilization of the MVNO

About Etihad Etisalat “Mobily”

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) was established in 2004 by a consortium led by Etisalat, the UAE based telecom conglomerate. Mobily is the official brand name of Etihad Etisalat, renowned as the second mobile service provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The awarded 25-Year telecommunication mobile license was complemented by a subsequent purchase of a 3G license. Mobily was the first Saudi communications company to get an operation license for 3rd generation services and beyond. In December 2004, Mobily was listed on Tadawul Stock Exchange. Today, Mobily equates to 40%+ market share of the mobile subscriptions in the Kingdom. In March 2008, Mobily was granted approval by CITC (Communication and Information Technology Commission) to acquire Bayanat al-Oula which was a licensed Data Service Provider for a price of SAR 1.5 Billion. And, in November 2008, Mobily acquired absolute majority stakes in Zajil, the leading Saudi ISP (Internet Service Provider). Mobily owns vast majority shares in the Saudi National Fiber Network (SNFN) composed with 12,800 Km of structured fiber cable, panned into 7 fully protected rings covering 35 Saudi cities plus access to 60 major hub sites for telecommunications prime points of presence, and complimented with over 30 inter-metropolis fiber loops in major Saudi cities. Furthermore, Mobily is a lead investor in prime global submarine cable projects that are expected to be operational in the near futurey.

Woburn, MA – March 28, 2012

XIUS, a leader in delivering innovative mobile technology solutions for mobile operators worldwide, formally announces its 4G/LTE Network Evolution Services & Solutions Suite today at the beginning of this year’s Rural Cellular Association Competitive Carriers Global Expo.  With this offering, XIUS will bring to bear the expertise, knowledge, infrastructure, solutions, and services required by RCA members to evolve their existing 2G/3G networks for delivery of 4G services to their subscribers – and to do so timely and cost-effectively.
With its years of mobile network and infrastructure design, development and operational experience, XIUS believes that there are solutions to the current challenges that appear to be inhibiting 4G network element and services rollout.  Such challenges include:

  • Planning and deploying a next generation broadband network that stretch operator resources to the limit
  • Supporting and maintaining one’s existing 2G/3G subscriber base while building tomorrow’s 4G network which compounds workload for existing staff
  • A broadband network overlay that can be a significant investment
  • Finding innovative solutions that entice subscribers to your network, and managing those by oneself, is a daunting undertaking

XIUS’s 4G/LTE Network Evolution Services & Solutions Suite addresses all of these challenges with a disciplined and structured approach to assessing  each mobile operator’s specific 4G network and services situation; what network elements you have today, what elements you need for tomorrow, when you need them, where you need them (hosted or co-located), and how they get paid for.  As well, we enable solutions needed to offer the types of 4G services that subscribers desire including high speed data services, video streaming, mobile TV, mobile video conferencing, enhanced location based services, HD voice or video, video broadcasting, video-based monitoring, and more.

In announcing XIUS’s new 4G/LTE Network Evolution Services & Solution program, G.V. Kumar, CEO of XIUS, said, “XIUS has traditionally been associated with prepaid mobile services delivery in the minds of the U.S. mobile marketplace.  In parallel, we have long been supplying network consulting, infrastructure, solutions and support to international mobile operators and MVNOs.” He further added, “We are excited to further introduce and educate the U.S. mobile operators to the broader suite of network solutions that XIUS has to offer and how we can enable the delivery of enhanced 4G services and solutions to both operators and their subscribers.”  

About XIUS

XIUS is a mobile technology specialist focused on real-time transaction processing in the following areas; Network Infrastructure & Prepaid, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Advertising, and Mobile Applications. XIUS believes in innovation, agility, and execution excellence, with customer centricity as its core value. XIUS offers its solutions in a managed services model thereby enabling customers to launch and monetize services quickly.

XIUS’s Corporate Headquarters are located in Woburn, Massachusetts, with its Global Delivery Center located in Hyderabad, India. Our strong belief in innovation has resulted in 105 patent applications being filed with 26 being granted to date. XIUS has been providing telecom services to mobile operators for nearly 25 years.

The NFC Forum and Wima have announced the finalists for their jointly-run Tap Into Innovation: NFC Global Competition 2012
Wima and NFC Forum Global Competition

This year's competition attracted three times as many entries as the previous contest in 2010, the organisers say, and covered a broad span of consumer and business application areas, ranging from new approaches to established applications such as mobile couponing, mobile payment and retail merchandising to inventive solutions in new fields such as social media, fitness and health, and cloud-based functions.

The field has now been narrowed to three finalists in each of the three award categories, as follows

  • Best innovative solution, for the entry that uses NFC technology in the most inventive way to address a market, business, or consumer need: SAi (Israel) for its Tag-a-Bag luggage tagging and identification solution, TapThat Game (USA) for its TapThat game and Xius (USA) for its MIT active poster cafeteria ordering system.
  • Best business viability, for the entry that offers an NFC solution with the most commercial potential: Barclaycard (UK) for its Quick Tap contactless mobile payment service, Korea Smart Card Co (South Korea) for its Mobile T-money ticketing solution and NXP Software (China) for MediaTribe media sharing.
  • Best user experience, for the solution that best leverages the power, ease, and convenience of NFC technology: Good2gether (USA) for Good2gether and Do Good Badges for nonprofit support, Korea Smart Card Co for its Mobile T-money ticketing solution and NXP Software for MediaTribe media sharing.

The winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony during the Wima Monaco tradeshow on 12 April.

"We have been very impressed with the range and diversity of entries that were submitted to the competition this year," says Joanna Merchie, Wima's executive director. "Our finalists' innovative uses of NFC are opening our eyes to the far-reaching applicability of the technology, and building anticipation for the announcement of the winners and the demonstrations of their solutions at Wima."

http://www.nfcworld.com/2012/03/26/314810/2012-nfc-global-competition-finalists-announced/

Telefónica Movistar chooses XIUS’s Payment Manager Solution to power its electronic prepaid recharge program

HYDERABAD, INDIA & WOBURN, MASS – June 7, 2011

XIUS, a leader in delivering innovative telecommunications solutions for mobile operators and MVNOs worldwide, today announced that Telefónica Movistar has chosen XIUS’s Payment Manager Solution to power its electronic prepaid recharge service in five Latin American countries: Panama, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Guatemala.

Telefónica is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, offering communications solutions in 25 countries. The five combined operations which have selected XIUS, total more than 6.4 million mobile telephone subscribers.

"These five countries are markets with steadily growing telecommunications sectors. Fixed line tele-density in these areas was traditionally very low, and as a result the mobile phone has become the preferred method of communication, with prepay as an especially popular option," says G. V. Kumar, Managing Director of XIUS. "Our Payment Manager solution offers subscribers in these areas a simple way of topping up the minutes on their mobile phone and gives Telefónica greater flexibility in the management of its distribution chain."

About XIUS

XIUS is a technology specialist which focuses on the real time transaction process, in three main areas: Network Infrastructure and Prepay, Mobile Commerce and Mobile Advertising.

XIUS believes in innovation, flexibility and operational excellence and the client’s priority is its core value.

XIUS offers its services in a management services model, which allows clients to rapidly launch and market their services.

XIUS has more than 380 employees worldwide. Its corporate headquarters are in Woburn, Massachusetts, and its Global Delivery Centre is in Hyderabad, India. Our firm belief in innovation is reflected in the filing of 105 patent applications, with 23 accepted to date.

XIUS has been providing telecommunications services to mobile operators for more than 20 years. For more information visit our website at: www.xius.com

About Telefónica

Telefónica is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications operators in the provision of communication, information and entertainment solutions, present in Europe, Africa and Latin America. It is present in 25 countries and has a customer base of over 287.6 million through December 2010.

The Group is ranked fifth in the world in the telecommunications sector for stock market capitalization, first in terms of integrated European operators, and third in the Eurostoxx 50 ranking, which lists the best companies in the Euro zone (31 December 2010).

Telefónica is a completely private company with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders, which trades on the continuous market in the Spanish stock exchanges (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia) and on those of London, Tokyo, New York, Lima, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo. The company has one of the most international profiles in the sector as it generates more that 60% of its business outside of its domestic market, and it is the benchmark operator in the Spanish-Portuguese speaking market.

In Spain, the Group has built up more than 80 years of experience since it was established in 1924, providing services to more than 47.5 million customers at the end of December 2010. In Latin America the company provided services for more than 183.7 million customers as of 31 December 2010, making it the leading operator in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru with significant operations in Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela. In Europe, in addition to Spain, the company has a presence in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, providing services to more than 56.2 million customers at the end of December 2010.

XIUS Completes Customer Migrations to INfinet v14 Prepaid Solution

WOBURN, MASS. – April 19, 2011

XIUS, a mobile technology specialist focused on real-time transaction processing, today announced the completion of its efforts to migrate all of its prepaid customers to the new INfinet v14 solution. 

XIUS’ INfinet v14 is a full-feature, high-quality managed services solution that is designed to enable the mobile operator to quickly launch convergent, real-time prepaid services (e.g. voice, data, messaging and content).  INfinet v14 offers flexible service creation support in pay-per-use, bucket plans, unlimited service models, as well as anytime rating. 

“We continually invest in our managed service solution to ensure it is providing the most competitive and cost-effective prepaid, payment and real-time service control solution to enable regional operators to provide comparable and competitive market offerings, “ said G.V. Kumar, Managing Director and CEO of XIUS.  “Our state-of-the-art datacenters house recently upgraded platforms for the INfinet v14 solution with a cloud computing architecture that allows for rapid expansion as required to match customers’ growth. As well, our network operations center stands at the ready 24x7 to address any questions or needs that may arise.” 

More details can be obtained by reaching us at contactus@xius.com.

About XIUS

XIUS is a mobile technology specialist focused on real-time transaction processing in three domain areas; Network Infrastructure & Prepaid, Mobile Commerce, and Mobile Advertising.  XIUS believes in innovation, agility, and execution excellence, with customer centricity as its core value.  XIUS offers its solutions in a managed services model thereby enabling customers to launch and monetize services quickly.

XIUS has more than 380 employees across the globe.  Its Corporate Headquarters are located in Woburn, Massachusetts, with its Global Delivery Center located in Hyderabad, India.  Our strong belief in innovation has resulted in 105 patent applications being filed with 23 being granted to date.  XIUS has been providing telecom services to mobile operators for over 20 years.  To learn more, please visit our website at:www.xius.com

Movistar Colombia Selects XIUS Payment Manager Solution For Electronic Prepaid Recharge

WOBURN, MASS. – February 9, 2011

XIUS, a leader in delivering innovative telecom solutions for mobile operators and MVNOs worldwide, today announced that Movistar Colombia – Colombia’s second-largest full-service wireless carrier serving more than nine million customers across the country – has selected XIUS’s Payment Manager Solution to power the Movistar Colombia electronic prepaid recharge program.

XIUS’ Payment Manager Solution simplifies electronic recharge for the mobile operator and its subscribers and eases enablement of service rollouts. It is a comprehensive payment solution that enables the creation and management of a wide network of top-up channels, definition of feature-rich promotions and loyalty programs, and positioning of the business for optimal profitability. Its robust capabilities and industry standard interfaces allow for deployment of differentiated services quickly and reliably.

“Movistar Colombia was looking for an electronic recharge solution that would allow them to gain greater control over their electronic top up channel, as well as gain additional visibility and flexibility in the management of their top-up distribution chain at all levels,” said G.V. Kumar, CEO and Managing Director of XIUS. “It is exciting to be selected by Movistar Colombia and to enable them in their attainment of corporate and country-specific electronic recharge goals, knowing that our proven Payment Manager will be an integral part of that success.”

XIUS’s Payment Manager is currently utilized by several Telefonica Movistar properties and is a part of XIUS’s comprehensive suite of mobile solutions that include network infrastructure, session control, rating and charging, roaming, payment and mobile advertising. For information about any of XIUS’s solutions, please visit the company website.

About Movistar Colombia

Operating under the brand name Movistar, the Colombian unit of Spain’s Telefónica is a provider of mobile telecommunication services. It launched operations in Colombia during April, 2004, taking over a client base formerly managed by BellSouth. The company migrated operations to GSM infrastructure in the same areas of the country in which it has CDMA coverage. Movistar currently offers voice services, data transmission services and wireless broadband access.

About XIUS

XIUS enables mobile operators to differentiate their service through innovative and end-to-end managed solutions that ensure seamless mobile transaction management and monetization, optimize operational efficiency and reduce risk while enhancing the end user mobile experience.

XIUS develops flexible, scalable and robust solutions that enable mobile operators rapidly deliver differentiated services and gain first mover advantage, build subscriber loyalty, and sustain leadership.

Pioneers in wireless and signaling technology since 1989, XIUS has an implementation foot-print across five continents. www.xius.com

WOBURN, MASS. – January 11, 2011

XIUS-bcgi, a leader in delivering innovative telecom solutions for mobile operators and MVNOs worldwide, today announced that as of January 11, 2011, the company will launch a single entity and brand under the name of XIUS (pronounced ZY-us). XIUS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Megasoft Ltd.

XIUS creates scalable and flexible mobile infrastructure and solutions that allow operators to deliver innovative, differentiated services. XIUS acquired bcgi in August of 2007 to round out its platform of next-generation, high value products and services for operators worldwide. With that acquisition came a breadth of mobile payment, billing and m-commerce solutions that enable operators to meet subscribers’ needs while expanding their service and solutions offerings with market demand.

“The XIUS brand re-launch demonstrates our commitment to continued focus on delivery, support and expansion of our core telecom solution offerings and customer base,” said GV Kumar, CEO of XIUS. “In conjunction with the launch of the new brand, we are pleased to also introduce multiple Innovation Groups charged with evaluation, incubation and implementation of new solutions in the areas of Mobile Applications, Near-Field Communications and its applications in the mobile arena, Pre-Paid Roaming, Mobile Commerce, and Mobile Advertising. The Innovation Groups are in various stages of maturity today and are expected to provide the fuel for future growth of the company’s intellectual property and revenues.”

XIUS launched a new logo and tagline today to celebrate its new direction, to signal its continued support to current solutions and customers, and to share its core values of innovation and leadership in to the Telecom sector.

Lastly, XIUS also announced its plans to move its India operations to its new Research & Development Center and Technology Park in Hyderabad, India by the end of 2011.

For further information, please visit the company’s Web site at www.xius.com

23-Nov-2010 | XIUS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES TYPE 2 SAS 70 AUDIT

WOBURN, MASS. – November 23, 2010

XIUS, a leader in delivering innovative telecom solutions for mobile operators and MVNOs worldwide, is pleased to announce that it has recently completed a service auditor’s review, commonly known as SAS 70 audit, of its Real-Time Subscriber Management System. The audit was performed by a nationally recognized independent auditing firm, and was completed in September, 2010. Included in the scope of the audit were XIUS’s application control areas. The general controls that support these activities were also examined. Following this rigorous examination, the auditing firm was able to issue an unqualified opinion regarding each of the areas described below.

SAS 70 is an acronym for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Statement on Auditing Standard (SAS) No. 70, titled “Reports on the Processing of Transactions by Service Organizations”. SAS No. 70 defines the professional standards used by a service auditor to assess the internal controls of a service organization and issue a service auditor’s report.

In order to complete the audit, XIUS management developed certain control objectives for the significant areas of internal control that support the Real-Time Subscriber Management System. The control objectives in the 2010 report addressed each of the following areas:

  • Transaction Processing
  • Customer Transaction Reports
  • Changes and Enhancements to Applications
  • Changes to System Hardware and Software
  • Logical Access
  • Production Processing and Backups
 

XIUS’s service auditor performed extensive testing of these control activities that have been implemented by XIUS to help ensure that our control objectives are met.

The service auditor’s testing allowed them to opine on (i) whether the description of the controls prepared by XIUS presents fairly, in all material respects, the relevant aspects of the XIUS’s controls that had been placed in operation as of September 30, 2010, (ii) whether the controls were suitably designed to provide reasonable assurance that the specified control objectives would be achieved if those controls were complied with satisfactorily; and (iii) whether the controls that were tested were operating with sufficient effectiveness to provide reasonable, but not absolute, assurance that the control objectives were achieved during the review period of October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010.

XIUS’s management understands the ever increasing importance of corporate governance and internal controls. The successful completion of the 2010 SAS 70 audit is only part of XIUS’s continued commitment to maintaining a high level of internal control.

ABOUT SAS 70 Solutions

SAS 70 Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of assurance and compliance services. The company delivers SAS 70 audit, SSAE 16 assessment, SysTrust, PCI validation and compliance services to hundreds of clients in locations throughout the world. By using experienced professionals with certified expertise along with integrated service delivery methods, SAS 70 Solutions provides clients with the ability to meet multiple compliance objectives through a single service provider.

22-Jun-2010 | Malaysian Mobile Service Operator Tune Talk Surpasses One Million Customers

Malaysian Mobile Service Operator Tune Talk Surpasses One Million Customers in Just Over 10 Months of Commercial Service

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA and WOBURN, MASS., U.S. – June 22 - 2010

Tune Talk, Malaysia’s low-cost mobile phone operator who targets the underserved segments of the market with super low calling rates and exciting incentives, today announced that it has surpassed the one million subscriber mark in its first 10 months of operation. This makes Tune Talk one of the fastest growing mobile service operators in the world.

Tune Talk’s unique approach to the marketplace based on offering the lowest cost service by employing advertising to supplement the cost of more traditional subscriber plans, created a differentiated niche segment offering that attracted subscribers to Tune Talk’s compelling, attractively priced alternative to traditional mobile operator offerings.

Commenting on this milestone, Jason Lo, CEO of Tune Talk stated, “Our growth is a result of the hard work and dedication from our team here at Tune Talk, as well as with our fantastic partners. In this saturated market it’s a positive sign that there is still room to differentiate our brand and product to bring something of real value to our subscribers and we are very excited that there are so many who are willing to give us a chance to provide them with our mobile service. As our technology provider, XIUS has been an integral part in enabling Tune Talk to be successful in the Malaysian mobile marketplace.”

Congratulating Tune Talk on this significant achievement, G.V. Kumar, CEO of XIUS mentioned “It has been a privilege to be part of the Tune Talk success. Reaching this milestone validates the promise and potential of the Tune Talk approach to the market - focus on innovation, delivery of recognized value, and customer satisfaction.”

About Tune Talk

Tune Talk Sdn. Bhd. is the latest investment of Tune Ventures Sdn. Bhd. and was formed to be a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in Malaysia. Having secured an MVNO agreement with Celcom (Malaysia) Bhd, Tune Talk launched in April of 2009.

Following in the footsteps of Air Asia and other Tune Ventures, Tune Talk has revolutionized the industry with unique offerings and innovative value propositions. Tune Talk has focused on the underserved mass market in its aim to become the first successful Pan-ASEAN MVNO.

17-Jun-2010 | XIUS Powers Union Telephone’s Prepaid Wireless Service

Union Telephone Implements INfinet™ Prepaid for End-to-End Real-time Billing

WOBURN, MASS. – June 17, 2010

XIUS, a leader in delivering innovative telecom solutions for mobile operators and MVNOs worldwide, and Union Telephone, a provider of telecommunications services in the Rocky Mountain region, today announced that Union Telephone has implemented the XIUS INfinetTM Prepaid solution to power the delivery of prepaid wireless service.

XIUS’s INfinet solution enables prepaid and hybrid wireless service. Capabilities such as real-time rating, call processing and subscriber management drive growth of profitable prepaid service. The solution is designed to provide operators with maximum flexibility to profitability while servicing new segments and introducing new products. Operators can offer unique “bundles” of rating, messaging and payment options to subscribers.

“Union Telephone provides innovative services with a competitive edge that attracts customers,” said G.V. Kumar, CEO of XIUS. “With XIUS’s INfinet solution deployments, operators are able to provide a rich consumer experience with popular post-paid like features including roaming and data services while enabling real-time rating, billing and customer care.”

“In selecting a partner to power our prepaid services, we found XIUS to be the clear leader in its category,” said John Woody CEO of Union Telephone. “We strive to be the premier telecommunications provider in our territory. We believe in providing high quality services and technology at reasonable prices to those who use our services. Wireless prepaid services are an important part of our offering of a full line of telecommunications services. Prepaid will enable us to provide offerings that can be sold and activated quickly. As a result, our customers can experience wireless services with the convenience of prepayment to support prepaid top-up and enable m-commerce.”

Additional information regarding the INfinet™ solution can be found on our website or you may contact us at contactus@xius.com.

About Union Wireless

Wyoming owned and operated since 1914, Union Wireless is committed to offering exceptional service and value to our customers with wireless products and plans that include; Blackberry, Android Smartphones and multimedia wireless devices that enable, voice, text and data services. Union Wireless reaches locally, nationally and internationally for customers in Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. Union service is offered from over 40 retail and agent locations.

Additional information about Union can be found on our website at www.Unionwireless.com

11-May-2010 | XIUS Offers Major Upgrade of its INfinet Prepaid Solution

WOBURN, MASS. – May 11, 2010

XIUS, a leader in delivering innovative telecom solutions for mobile operators and MVNOs worldwide, today announced the market offering of the latest version of its INfinet prepaid solution, available immediately.

XIUS’s INfinet Prepaid solution is designed to be the service provider’s central platform for real-time rating & charging, flexible plan offerings, and value-added services. The core principle behind the INfinet roadmap has always been to evolve services that facilitate the movement of funds in and out of the prepaid subscriber’s account in line with the industry direction. Ten years ago, the emphasis was on real-time call control, bad debt reduction in prepaid roaming, and top-up. In the coming years, service providers will continue to engage in prepaid subscribers in growing ARPU and reducing operational expenses. The forms of engagement will center on real-time commerce control, and revenue generation through advertising and value-added services. Given that backdrop, XIUS has developed INfinet v14 with many new features and enhancements.

Major investment and enhancements have been undertaken in the INfinet platform in the areas of advanced network / infrastructure support, Customer Care, Rating & Charging flexibility, and SelfCare. We believe that this investment will allow operators the ability to offer the most compelling prepaid services to their customers, while also allowing them to be competitive and cost-effective.

27-Apr-2009 | Tune Talk, a new Malaysian MVNO, selects the XIUS Mobile Services Platform to launch

Tune Talk, a new Malaysian MVNO, selects the XIUS Mobile Services Platform to launch its MVNO Services in South East Asia

HYDERABAD, India - April 27, 2009

XIUS, a leader in delivering innovative telecom solutions for mobile operators and MVNOs worldwide, and Tune Talk, Malaysia’s low-cost mobile phone operator, today announced that Tune Talk has chosen the XIUS Mobile Services Platform (MSP) to power the launch and delivery of its paradigm-changing advertising supported, mobile phone service initially in Malaysia and subsequently to other countries in the ASEAN region.

XIUS’s Mobile Services Platform is a next-generation convergent platform for Mobile Virtual Network Enablers (MVNEs), Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) and new entrants into mobile telecommunications space.

Tune Talk was co-founded by Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of the successful low cost airline, AirAsia. Key investors include Tune Ventures group and Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad, a subsidiary of Axiata Group Berhad (Formally known as TM International Berhad). The company hopes to replicate the success of AirAsia in the mobile space by becoming the first pan-Asean MVNO by expanding to Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.

Tune Talk plans to provide attractively priced mobile services along with several value added features to create niche segment offerings.

The company has also established strategic relationships with retail partners for selling its MVNO services and for serving as end distribution points.

Tune Talk is launching on the Celcom network in Malaysia in 2009 and plans are underway for similar launches in 2010 in other countries in the region.

XIUS will be responsible for the supply and turnkey management of the customized core network infrastructure for enabling Tune Talk's mobile launch through its multi-country rollout.

Announcing the deal, G.V. Kumar, CEO of XIUS, said, “XIUS is very excited about the opportunity to work with such a pioneering organization as Tune Talk. The agreement is a clear demonstration and validation of the value and attractiveness of our Mobile Services Platform for innovative MVNOs aiming to acquire and support a large subscriber base within aggressive timelines.”

“XIUS is clearly a leader in core network infrastructure for next-generation carriers looking to deploy innovative services, and we look forward to working with XIUS and leveraging on their knowledge and experience in this area” said Jason Lo, CEO of Tune Talk.

“We evaluated several service delivery alternatives and chose the MSP based on XIUS’s proven performance and expertise in integrating and managing complex deployments. MSP will greatly enhance our capability to rollout innovative subscriber specific services, enabling us to concentrate on our core business. With XIUS’s technology, Tune Talk will achieve flexibility in pricing, branding and service management across multiple network deployments.”

Added Upendra Bhatt, VP and Head of the Emerging Carriers SBU at XIUS “This is an important strategic win for XIUS, as it extends the global reach of our Mobile Services Platform into ASEAN markets. The contract with Tune Talk is a multi-million dollar, multi-year agreement and entails delivery of carrier grade core network infrastructure on a turnkey basis to power Tune Talk launch.”

About Tune Talk

Tune Talk Sdn. Bhd. is the latest investment of Tune Ventures Sdn. Bhd. and formed to be the next Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in Malaysia. Having secured an MVNO agreement with Celcom (Malaysia) Bhd, Tune Talk is poised to launch in 2009.

Following the footsteps of Air Asia and other Tune Ventures, Tune Talk will revolutionize the industry with unique offerings and innovative value propositions. Tune Talk will focus on the underserved mass market in it’s aim to become the first Pan-ASEAN MVNO.

11-Aug-2008 | XIUS launches its eCogNito solution – an end-to-end mobile transaction platform

BEDFORD, MASS. – August 11, 2008

XIUS, a leader in delivering innovative telecom solutions for mobile operators and MVNOs worldwide and the telecom division of Megasoft Limited, today announced the launch of its eCogNito solution – an end-to-end mobile transaction platform. This launch will be offered as a pilot to Bharti Airtel, India’s leading integrated telecom company, under a memorandum of understanding signed between the two companies.

“Our eCogNito solution offers Mobile Network Operators a quantum leap in operational efficiency of their revenue assurance systems by providing anytime, anywhere electronic talk time charging and bill payment in self service mode,” said Sunny DeWakar, president of XIUS’s eCogNito division. “Additionally, it simplifies and speeds up day-to-day mobile transactions and is an ideal replacement for smart cards that are currently being used for different applications.”

“We have generated early interest with the current launch of our mobile commerce service in India, and we already have more than 260,000 customers signed up,” said Pallab Mitra, head of m-Commerce for Bharti Airtel. “We believe that the solutions being offered by XIUS will improve the ease of use and accessibility of new products and services that we plan to offer with our m-commerce initiatives.”

Bharti Airtel has more than 50 million users. With the company’s current rural initiatives, eCognNito’s ease of use solutions will improve accessibility, penetration and adoptions of Bharti Airtel’s m-commerce offerings to their rapidly growing customer base.

“Bharti Airtel is one of the most successful and innovative telecom providers in India. It has a strong reputation for providing world-class services to its more than 50 million subscribers,” said G.V. Kumar, CEO of XIUS. “We are pleased to have been chosen by such an industry leader to pilot our latest solution, which we are confident will allow operators worldwide to more quickly and easily rollout their m-commerce services.”

XIUS’s eCogNito solution extends the division’s Intellectual Property in embedded RFID, touch interfaces and secure flash controllers developed in partnerships with two leading international semiconductor companies to develop two unique products custom designed for mobile applications.

A network-agonistic Contact-less SIM/(U)SIM application based on an unique dual chip architecture with onboard cryptographic coprocessors, eCogNito is compliant with international industry standards in multiple verticals - GSM, 3GPP, ETSI (telecom), ISO 14443, Mifare™, FeliCa™, NFC (contact-less cards) and EMVCo (Visa, CAST), VGP, as well as GlobalPlatform (Banking).

Another innovation, designed with state-of the-art printed electronics technology, is a paper-thin self-service terminal device with through-the-glass touch sensing termed Active Posters (APs). These can be mounted behind any retail shop with glass front, instantly transforming it into a 24x7 storefront.

To be issued by mobile network operators, the CL SIMs will work with the millions of existing handsets in-use, allowing consumers to perform contact-less transactions for prepaid recharge, electronic bill payment, booking movie tickets and accessing digital content, coupons/tokens on the move - all of this with easy-to-use and simple, but intuitive, touch of their handset to ‘target icons’ on the APs anywhere, anytime.

Consumers will also be able to touch their handsets to ‘target icons’ on APs placed in cafes, music shops, multiplexes, fast food restaurants, etc. to automatically set-up local, high-speed free data connections using multiple short-range wireless connectivity technologies (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc.) and download rich media content like video clips, games and animations in minutes to their handset/memory cards.

About Bharti Airtel Limited

Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is India’s leading integrated telecom services provider with an aggregate of 71.77 million customers as of end of June 2008, consisting of 69.38 million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel has been rated among the best performing companies in the world in the Business Week IT 100 list 2007.

Bharti Airtel is structured into three strategic business units - Mobile services, Telemedia services and Enterprise services. The mobile business provides mobile & fixed wireless services using GSM technology across 23 telecom circles. The Telemedia business provides broadband and telephone services in 94 cities and is foraying into the IPTV and DTH segments. The Enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and international long distance services to carriers. All these services are provided under the Airtel brand. Airtel’s high-speed optic fibre network currently spans over 78,540 kms covering all the major cities in the country. The company has two international landing stations in Chennai that connects two submarine cable systems - i2i to Singapore and SEA-ME-WE-4 to Europe.
For more information, visit www.bhartiairtel.in.

About XIUS

XIUS (a division of Megasoft Limited, BSE Code No.: 532408) is a leader in delivering innovative revenue-generating solutions to mobile operators and MVNOs worldwide. With 500+ employees, XIUS architects infrastructure and mobile solutions that are flexible, scalable and robust - clearing the way for mobile operators to rapidly deliver differentiated services in order to gain first mover advantage and build subscriber loyalty. XIUS has more than 100 installations throughout the world, and its customers include leading mobile operators such as Sprint, Telefonica, Etisalat, Embarq and Hutch.
For more information, please visit www.XIUS.com.

14-July-2008 | Diemo Selects the XIUS Mobile Services Platform to Launch its MVNO Services

BEDFORD, MASS. – July 14, 2008

XIUS, a leader in delivering innovative telecom solutions for mobile operators and MVNOs worldwide, and Diemo, the revolutionary new real-time mobile banking services provider, today announced a USD $15 million agreement under which Diemo has chosen the XIUS Mobile Services Platform to power the launch and delivery of its paradigm-changing service offering in the South American region. Additionally, Diemo has chosen XIUS as its System Integration Partner for supply and management of other third-party professional services including content vendors and other value-added services partners.

XIUS’s Mobile Services Platform is a next-generation convergent platform for Mobile Virtual Network Enablers (MVNEs), Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), new entrants into mobile telecommunications and next-generation providers.

Diemo aims to provide banking and payment services for un-served and underserved markets as well as mobile access. It will roll out its “Diemo correspondent franchise” in small stores, gas stations and lottery agents to provide financial transactions in areas never before serviced by existing banking institutions. The company has also established strategic relationships with retail chains for selling its MVNO services and for serving as end distribution points for its mobile-driven, real-time cash transfer offerings.

Diemo will partner with Digitel, the GSM operator in Venezuela, for the first such real-time cash transfer-focused MVNO in the country. It plans to roll out similar country-specific MVNOs across several countries in the South American region, starting with Colombia in late 2008. Other countries will be announced in the coming weeks. XIUS will be responsible for the supply and turnkey management of the customized core network infrastructure for enabling Diemo’s mobile launch through its multi-country rollout.

Announcing the deal, G.V. Kumar, CEO of XIUS, said, “XIUS is very excited about the opportunity to work with such a pioneering organization as Diemo. The agreement is a clear demonstration and validation of the value and attractiveness of our Mobile Services Platform for innovative MVNOs aiming to acquire and support a large subscriber base within aggressive timelines.”

Kumar added, “The contract with Diemo is a multimillion-dollar, multi-year contract and delivers on our promise to provide the next generation of services-centric, core network infrastructure. Our Mobile Services Platform offers powerful services, rapid deployment and management of applications that seamlessly integrate with existing infrastructure and third-party solutions.”

“XIUS is the clear leader in core network infrastructure for next-generation carriers looking to deploy innovative services, and we look forward to working with XIUS and leveraging on their knowledge and experience in the area of authentication, billing, subscriber ownership and interoperability,” said Roman Martinez, CEO of Diemo. “We have partnered with the best-in-breed vendors and have additionally chosen XIUS as our SI partner based on its proven expertise in integrating and managing complex deployments comprising multiple third-party solutions.”

Martinez continued, “This will greatly enhance our capability to rollout innovative subscriber specific services, enabling us to concentrate on our core business, which is giving access to the financial world to millions of un-banked and un-served people in our continent. The Mobile Services Platform is a natural fit for Diemo’s networks in Venezuela and beyond. More specifically, XIUS’s components will greatly enhance our ability to meet the changing needs of subscribers and to scale for growth across millions of potential users. With XIUS’s technology, Diemo will achieve flexibility in pricing, branding and service management across multiple network deployments.”

“The partnership with Diemo is an important strategic win for XIUS, as it extends the global reach of the XIUS Mobile Services Platform into Central and South America,” said Upendra Bhatt, vice president of sales for XIUS. “Both regions represent emerging markets that are ready to consume the entire spectrum of services that our platform enables.”

13-Feb-2008 | XIUS Receives Allowance of its Mexican Patent Application for Parental Control Technology

Innovative Mobile Guardian Solution Allows Subscribers to Act as “Guardians” for All Lines on Their Accounts

BARCELONA – February 13, 2008

XIUS, a leader in delivering innovative, revenue-generating solutions to mobile operators and MVNOs worldwide, today announced that the Mexican patent office has allowed XIUS’s Mexican patent application pertaining to the supervisory controls of wireless communications. The company will be discussing this technology this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in Hall 1 Stand G63.

This allowance follows the issuance of U.S. patents 7,197,321; 7,206,569 and 7,218,912, which also relate to the supervisory control of wireless communications. This patented technology is at the core of the company’s Mobile Guardian solution, which combines powerful access management capabilities with leading-edge content-filtering technology.

Mobile Guardian provides operators with a product that allows consumer and enterprise subscribers to act as “guardians” for all lines on their accounts, monitoring and managing mobile content, voice and SMS usage in real time.

Mobile Guardian puts management tools directly into the hands of subscribers, allowing them to select content categories, create specific contact lists, customize usage settings and define allowances to meet their specific needs.

“In today’s mobile environment, access management is critical, as inappropriate and dangerous content is becoming pervasive,” said G.V Kumar, CEO of XIUS. “Our Mobile Guardian solution is especially important for operators who want to help parents shield their children from this type of content. Subscribers are demanding access management, and we believe this is a service that will differentiate the mobile operators who provide it.”

11-Feb-2008 | XIUS unveils INergy™

XIUS Announces INergy™, a breakthrough Intelligent Network Offload Solution

Solution allows wireless carriers to offload network traffic without expensive upgrades

BARCELONA – February 11, 2008

XIUS, a leader in delivering innovative, revenue-generating solutions to mobile operators and MVNOs worldwide, today announced INergy, an IN offload solution, which allows wireless telecommunication carriers to offload traffic from their existing IN session control and prepaid applications without expensive capacity expansions and/or network upgrades. The XIUS IN offload solution therefore vastly reduces the traditional costs associated with handling surges in traffic. XIUS executives discuss this and more at booth 1G63 at Mobile World Congress, taking place today through February 14th at the Fira de Barcelona.

“We are very pleased to bring INergy to market,” said Ersin Galioglu, COO of XIUS. “To effectively compete in today’s mobile telecommunications industry, mobile network operators must continually drive their operating costs down. INergy drastically reduces the cost of offloading traffic, so that operators can more efficiently deliver services and thereby increase profit margins.”

In the effort to stem the expense of upgrading an IN to the next capacity tier, XIUS allows carriers to route all traffic through the IN offload platform’s intelligent routing engine. The routing engine uses carrier-defined criteria for determining call traffic flow, allowing the carrier to send only required traffic through to the IN platform. This allows the carrier to extend the length of time they stay within the licensed parameters for the IN network components and defer upgrade expense. The solution achieves this by offloading the processing of select prepaid call traffic onto the XIUS platform. XIUS also can customize the solution to process regular subscriber traffic in addition to prepaid users. INergy is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2008.

11-Feb-2008 | ASPIDER signs up with XIUS

ASPIDER Solutions, a leading MVNE, Selects the XIUS Mobile Services Platform to Grow Global MVNO Business

BARCELONA – February 11, 2008

XIUS, a leader in delivering innovative, revenue-generating solutions for mobile operators and MVNOs worldwide, today announced an agreement under which ASPIDER Solutions, a leading European MVNE, will deploy the XIUS Mobile Services Platform to power the growth of their MVNE operations, including the recently announced wholesale deal with Vodafone Malta. More deals across Europe and the US will be announced by ASPIDER Solutions in the coming months.

XIUS Mobile Services Platform is a next-generation convergent platform for Mobile Virtual Network Enablers (MVNEs), Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), new entrants into mobile telecommunications and next-generation providers. ASPIDER Solutions intends to leverage the XIUS Mobile Services Platform to extend its range of network services including core network, intelligent network and BSS offerings.

“This is an important win for XIUS, and we are very excited about the opportunity of working with a pioneering organization such as ASPIDER Solutions,” said Ersin Galioglu, chief operating officer of XIUS. “Our partnership with ASPIDER Solutions delivers on our promise to provide the next generation of core network infrastructure. Using XIUS’s Mobile Services Platform, ASPIDER Solutions can offer MVNOs a powerful service-oriented platform that supports rapid deployment and management of applications that seamlessly integrate with existing infrastructure and third-party solutions.”

Upendra Bhatt, vice president of sales for XIUS, added, “This partnership is particularly strategic for XIUS as it expands our global reach into the European marketplace -- a key area of emphasis for our company.”

According to Luis Carrera, managing director of ASPIDER Solutions International, “We look forward to working with XIUS and leveraging their knowledge and experience in the areas of innovative network infrastructure and BSS. XIUS has developed comprehensive plug-and-play components that will greatly enhance our ability to roll out innovative MVNE services that meet the changing needs of subscribers. The deal with XIUS strengthens our position as a leading MVNO Enabler that offers one-stop-MVNO and wholesale solutions for both MVNOs and MNOs irrespective of country borders.”

Luis Carrera continued, “This deployment supports our customer growth throughout Europe and the US, and is an integral component in our partnerships with leading Mobile Network Operators and MVNOs. The infrastructure supporting our MVNO solutions must be reliable, flexible and scalable, and XIUS technology is a natural fit. We chose this solution to enhance our speed to market and for its unique ability to provide flexibility in pricing, branding and service management across multiple countries.”

Both parties expect the global MVNO market to develop in much the same way as other regions including the Benelux, Scandinavia and the UK.

11-Feb-2008 | Zain (Bahrain) Deploys XIUS’s InstaRoam™ Roaming Solution for its 36+ Million subscribers

XIUS Extends Reach in Fast-Growing Middle East Market

BARCELONA Mobile World Congress 2008 – February 11, 2008

XIUS, a leader in delivering innovative, revenue-generating solutions to mobile operators and MVNOs worldwide, and International Agencies Company Limited, INTERCOL, a Bahraini based diversified conglomerate with over 50 years of business, today announced that Zain Bahrain has deployed XIUS’s InstaRoam product to provide roaming service for start-up mobile operators and to enhance its roaming services. Zain Bahrain is part of Zain Group, a leading wireless service provider in seven Middle Eastern and 15 sub-Saharan African countries. The operator currently provides services to more than 42 million subscribers.

XIUS’s InstaRoam offers instant roaming access with a single agreement into more than 500 networks in more than 250 countries. The solution eliminates complex testing procedures and the need for securing operator agreements, and its dual-IMSI architecture gives customers a global roaming footprint. Competing roaming technologies normally take several man years to build, inevitably leading to subscriber churn and loss of revenue. With InstaRoam, operators are able to deploy roaming capabilities within a matter of weeks.

Intercol has partnered with XIUS to cover three geographies namely kingdom of Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

“It is our mission to provide world-class, high-quality mobile services to each of our subscribers worldwide, and we pride ourselves in giving customers seamless connectivity no matter their location,” said Dr Ahmed Al Shatti, chief operating officer of Zain (Bahrain). “To fulfill our quality guarantee, we partner with only the industry’s top solutions providers. XIUS is supplying the technology and support we require to maintain our reputation for quality and innovation.”

“EMEA continues to be one of the world’s fastest growing regions for mobile services, and Zain Bahrain marks an important deployment in this critical region,” said Ersin Galioglu, chief operating officer of XIUS. “It is a true testament to the quality of our solutions and support to be chosen by such a major player in this region.”

About Zain Group

Zain (formerly MTC) is a leading emerging markets player in the field of telecommunications aiming to become one of the top ten mobile groups in the world by 2011 in terms of market capitalisation. Zain was established in 1983 in Kuwait as the region’s first mobile operator. Since 2003, it has grown significantly becoming the 4th largest telecommunications company in the world in terms of geographic presence with a footprint in 22 countries spread across the Middle East and Africa.

As of 8 September 2007, Zain became the company’s new corporate master brand name. Currently, the company is present in 7 Middle Eastern and 15 sub-Saharan African countries with over 15,000 employees, providing a comprehensive range of mobile voice and data services to over 42.5 million active customers (as at 31 December 2007).

In the Middle East, the company operates under the brand name Zain in Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait and Sudan. In Lebanon, the company operates as mtc-touch. Zain plans to commence operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2008.

In Africa, Zain operates under the Celtel brand (www.celtel.com) in 14 sub-Saharan African countries namely: Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The company’s mobile telecommunications operations in Ghana will begin in 2008.

The Zain brand is wholly owned by Mobile Telecommunications Company KSC, which is listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (Stock ticker:ZAIN). The company had a market capitalization of over US$26.5 billion on 31 December, 2007.

About Intercol

From modest beginnings in 1957 representing a single shipping company, Intercol is today a well-diversified, 100%-Bahraini-owned company representing over 200 leading corporations. It is headquartered in Bahrain with regional offices at Dubai, Qatar and Kuwait.

Built on firm foundations, good customer relations, constant attention to detail and the professionalism of its well-trained and qualified workforce, Intercol continues to ensure it keeps abreast of the needs and demands of the market through the introduction of new products, processes and advanced technologies. To enhance the confidence of principals and customers alike, Intercol became the first company of its kind in Bahrain to attain ISO 9001:2000 certification company-wide and ISO 14001: 1996 accreditation in recognition to the environmental, health and safety standards adhered to.

Over the years Intercol has achieved sustained growth through diversification and continues building on its experience to further enhance the growth of the company. The company’s businesses now span across: consumer goods; (for which it maintains one of the most technologically-advanced dry, chilled and frozen goods warehouses in the region); shipping and forwarding; transportation and logistics; telecommunications and information technology; medical equipment and supplies; lubricants and chemicals; air conditioning and refrigeration; water treatment and insurance. For more information please visit www.intercol.com.

11-Feb-2008 | XIUS is now XIUS

BEDFORD, MA and HYDERABAD, India, 30 August 2007

XIUS, the telecom division of Megasoft Limited (BSE Code: 532408), a global leader in providing convergent communications solutions to operators, today joined forces with recently acquired Boston Communications Group, Inc(BCGI). The coming together of XIUS – BCGI, will create a platform of next-generation, high value products and services for its customers in the telecom sector globally. The announcement came soon after Megasoft completed its acquisition of BCGI on August 30th, 2007.

As mentioned during a media conference in July while announcing the acquisition plan, GV Kumar, chief executive officer and managing director of Megasoft had said, “This transaction creates significant value for our customers as it expands our market and technology leadership in what is one of the most exciting areas of our industry's transformation: convergent telecom.”

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