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TeleCard Uses Alcatel for VOIP

TeleCard picks VOIP solution from Alcatel to expand its services to include long-distance and international services

December 10, 2004

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PARIS -- Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced that TeleCard Limited, a leading facilities based competitive operator in Pakistan, has signed a multi million dollar contract for a Voice over IP (VoIP) solution from Alcatel. TeleCard is committed to providing state-of-the-art wireline and wireless local loop (WLL) services throughout Pakistan. With its services extending to over eight hundred cities and towns throughout Pakistan, TeleCard is paving the way to becoming the nationwide alternative telecommunication service provider of choice.

The contract follows a Letter of Intent (LOI) that was issued to Alcatel earlier this year. Under the terms of the contract, TeleCard will deploy the Alcatel VoIP solution in at least 12 cities in Pakistan starting with Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, and Faisalabad.

Alcatel's solution will allow TeleCard to expand its service offering beyond basic local services to include long distance national and international services, with an advanced prepaid calling card (PPC) option. The prepaid calling card allows subscribers to make calls from any telephone in any location, without using coins or special card reading equipment. This feature offers guaranteed riskless payment for TeleCard, and convenient, cashless calling for TeleCard's subscribers.

"We consider our suppliers as valued business partners sharing our challenges and successes", said Javaid Firoz, CEO TeleCard . "With the Alcatel class 4 NGN solution, we will benefit from lower capital and operating costs while improving the time-to-market for enhanced services that offer users maximum calling flexibility and convenience. This supports our business vision to become a total telecommunications service provider delivering advanced services at more affordable rates to consumers in Pakistan."

Alcatel SA

TeleCard Ltd.

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