Lucent and NetSpira provide MobileOne with a content-based online charging system for GPRS and UMTS; extend product created to other operators

February 15, 2005

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CANNES, France -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) and NetSpira Networks today announced that they have provided MobileOne Ltd (M1), Singapore’s leading mobile communications operator, with a content-based online charging system for GPRS and UMTS services.

NetSpira also announced today that it has signed a regional teaming agreement with Lucent to extend the joint product created for the M1 project to other operators. Under the terms of this agreement, Lucent Technologies will distribute NetSpira’s Enhanced Charging Solution (ECS) product in the Asia-Pacific region and will offer the integration expertise of Lucent Worldwide Services to deploy the online service-differentiated charging solution.

The offer created for M1 incorporates NetSpira’s ECS, which enables mobile data network operators to identify the type of data traffic being sent and received across a network, with Lucent’s MiLife™ SurePay® Solutions Suite. SurePay was already deployed in M1’s network under a contract announced in July 2003. The capability will allow M1 to use SurePay’s real-time rating and charging system to introduce service-differentiated ratings and charging based on a number of criteria such as the application, content type and content provider.

Lucent Worldwide Services (LWS) served as the system integrator for the project and deployed the solution and created a real-time charging system for prepaid subscribers by linking NetSpira ECS via CAMEL Ph3 with Lucent’s SurePay®.

Patrick Scodeller, Chief Technical Officer of MobileOne, said: "Introducing service-differentiated charging is a business- critical decision for us. We spent months testing and evaluating the products from a number of different vendors and came to the conclusion that NetSpira’s ECS would meet all of our requirements in the crucial and key area of differentiated content-based charging.”

Paul Higgs, vice president in the Asia Pacific region for Lucent Worldwide Services, said: “Content-based charging is clearly a promising business opportunity for mobile data operators. The combination of NetSpira’s sophisticated and flexible software with the network integration expertise of Lucent Worldwide Services delivers a powerful offering for 3G network operators throughout Asia.”

MobileOne Ltd. (M1)

Lucent Technologies Inc.

NetSpira Networks SL

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