Andrew Taylor to join Intec on Jan. 3 when John Hughes, chairman and interim CEO, will return to his previous position as non-exec chairman

December 4, 2007

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LONDON -- Intec Telecom Systems PLC, a leading supplier ofbilling and operations support systems to the global telecoms industry, ispleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Taylor to its Board as ChiefExecutive Officer. Andrew Taylor will join Intec on 3 January 2008 when JohnHughes, current Chairman and Interim CEO, will return to his previousposition as Non-Executive Chairman.

Andrew Taylor, age 38, is currently Chief Operating Officer of the UK andIreland region and a Corporate Executive at Alcatel - Lucent (ALU). He wasappointed to this role after the merger of Alcatel - Lucent in November2006: since that time he has been responsible for Alcatel - Lucent'sactivities and operations across the region, including delivering annualrevenues in excess of $1billion, providing leadership and having fullresponsibility for direct and indirect sales, operations, quality andbusiness improvement as well as executive responsibility for the company'smajor UK and Ireland service provider customers.

John Hughes, Chairman and interim CEO, of Intec, said: "A thorough searchhas been undertaken for an appropriate candidate to fulfil the CEO role.Andrew has extensive knowledge of the telecoms market and proven experienceand know-how. His strong track record of delivering top-line growth andorganisation improvement will be instrumental in helping to drive the futuresuccess at Intec. I am delighted to welcome him to the Board."

Prior to the merger of Lucent and Alcatel, Andrew Taylor was LucentTechnologies' Managing Director for the UK, Ireland and the Nordics region.He joined Lucent in 2004 with responsibility to deliver significantimprovements in revenue, margin and operational business and customerperformance. Over a two and a half year period he achieved a dramaticturnaround, almost tripling Lucent's revenues in the region and winningsignificant new customer contracts, including a major breakthrough with BT's21st Century Network. In addition, he delivered consistent marginimprovements and radically improved Lucent's market share and overall marketpresence from both a product and services perspective.

Previously in his career, Andrew Taylor spent eight years working at BT,gaining significant Telecoms experience within a range of sales, service andbusiness management roles. From 1996 to 2000 he grew to become Sales andService Business Manager for BT UK and by November 2001 he was VP ofBusiness Markets for Viag Intekom (O2 Germany) and serving as a main boardmember. From 2001 to 2003 he was General Manager for BT Mobility, withresponsibility for Sales, Channel Management and Marketing, and from 2003 to2004 he was General Manager for BT's Business, Enterprise (SME) Segment.

Andrew Taylor has been a Non-Executive Director and Remuneration CommitteeChairman of Scottish Water Business Stream Limited since November 2006 andis currently a director and Board member of Allium Financial Services.Andrew Taylor has an MA from Dundee University and a Business Masters(Marketing) from Strathclyde University Business School.

Intec Telecom Systems plc (London: ITL)

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