KPN, Starhome Team

KPN Global Carrier Services teams with Starhome to provide value-added services for mobile operators

May 16, 2007

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LONDON -- Starhome ( today announced that KPN has signed a partnership agreement to jointly target the roaming Value Added Services (VAS) market. The agreement will allow KPN to provide a portfolio of hosted roaming solutions based upon Starhome’s technology such as Intelligent Preferred Network (IPN), Home Short Code (HSC) and Intelligent Call Assistant (ICA).

The offering is targeted at small and mid sized MNOs, MVNOs and Mobile groups with hosted solutions who do not want third party equipment in their site. Starhome supplies the roaming technologies and applications. KPN offers a total roaming package for the customer; an integral approach of roaming in which management of the solutions at KPN premises and consultation are crucial elements. However, the customer can also choose to have an in-house solution.

Starhome’s roaming VAS adds value to KPN’s existing voice, data and ‘Mobile Matrix’ portfolio and creates a single point of contact for operators when purchasing essential international mobile services. This partnership has already proved to be successful with three European mobile operators already implementing the joint solutions.

Edwin van Ierland, KPN Global Carrier Services’ managing director said about the partnership: “Our goal is to provide our mobile customers with the highest quality VAS services allowing them to make the most of the mobility advantage. Thanks to our worldwide presence and Starhome’s expertise in this business sector we are delighted to be in a position to offer our customers premium mobile communication solutions”.

According to Eran Gilad, Starhome VP of Business Development “Roaming revenues account for 20 – 30% of operators total revenues and roaming VAS is a must have in an operator’s portfolio. We are delighted to be working with KPN and their decision to make our solution an integral part of their offering demonstrates their commitment to providing their customers with a best in class roaming portfolio”.

KPN Telecom NV (NYSE: KPN)

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