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Euroset Picks FTS Billing

HERZLIYA, Israel -- FTS (LSE: FTS), a global provider of Business Control, Billing and CRM solutions for communications service providers, today announced that Euroset, a major Russian communication service provider and retailer, has selected FTS' Leap(tm) Billing real-time billing and customer care solution for its MVNO, Broadband and fixed-line telephony services. The contract will provide Euroset with a real-time rating, billing, customer care and business management tool designed for quick service introductions in multi-service environments.

Euroset is Russia's largest mobile phone retailer with 4,490 outlets and is a well-regarded Russian business success story. The company is currently in the testing phase for its triple-play operation and is planning to deliver a complete offering of mobile services, broadband internet and fixed telephony to Russia's 143 million consumers. The provider is also planning to start operating as an MVNO in the Baltic states in the near future.

The Leap Billing solution is powered by FTS' Leap Business Control and Charging Foundation (Leap(tm) BCCF), an advanced business rule and rating engine offering a service-aware business perspective that enables providers to focus on subscribers' retention and satisfaction by making billing more of a customer-centric and interactive process. Leap BCCF connects to any network, captures online and off-line events generated by the network, the subscribers and the system itself in real-time, and responds to them with required actions, using business policies.

"Euroset's strategy is to become the CIS's most efficient MVNO. FTS is allowing us to achieve our operational objectives through the rapid deployment of Leap Billing, a fully integrated solution which consists of an "end-to-end" suite of real-time billing for voice/SMS/data services, and a variety of value added services," said Bondarenko Eugeny, Euroset's Vice President of Technological Development. "We believe that the solution provided by FTS best meets our business and technical expectations and is indeed one of most flexible, robust and cost effective solutions available in the market."

"This significant contract demonstrates our commitment to the Russian market as well as Leap Billing's unmatched ability to support any type of service provider, whether MVNO, wireless, wireline, internet, cable or content," said Norman Tutnauer, FTS' Vice President of Worldwide Sales. "Leap Billing can address all the needs of growing and successful providers, such as Euroset, and support them with high performance as they continue to expand."

FTS (London: FTS)

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