Embratel Chooses Telarix to Provide Next Phase of Interconnect Management System for their Domestic and Local Markets

Jul 22, 2003, 01:00 ET from Telarix, Inc.

    VIENNA, Va., and RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Telarix,
 Inc., formerly known as Emerging Technologies Group, today announced the
 second signed contract for iXTools, a web-based interconnect traffic
 management solution, with Embratel Participacoes S.A. (NYSE:   EMT)
 (BOVESPA: EBTP3; EBTP4), Brazil's premium communications provider and the
 national leader in data and Internet services. As Embratel expands its scope
 of services and geographic reach, this next-generation deployment of iXTools
 will support the company's continued focus on interconnect operational
 efficiencies.  The new version will deliver enhanced visibility in managing
 local-to-local services and provide increased flexibility in handling special
 interconnection agreements.
     "We have been very pleased with the work that Telarix has performed for
 Embratel this past year.  iXTools' powerful rating and business intelligence
 platform allows us to more accurately manage our interconnection settlements
 and optimize our network," said Carlos Eduardo Vieira, Telco-Finance Director
 of  Embratel. "This next phase of our revenue and cost control solution and
 the functionality we are able to leverage from iXTools will help ensure our
 continuing market leadership."
     Last year's initial deployment of iXTools provided Embratel with an
 innovative web-enabled telecommunications cost management solution for the
 domestic long-distance network. The most recent version of the iXTools
 solution will continue to give Embratel near real-time control over the
 originating and terminating costs of traffic carried over their domestic long-
 distance, as well as the expanding local network.
     "We're very excited to deliver our next-generation of software to help
 Embratel support their rapid growth and manage their interconnection revenues
 and access costs," said Hormoz Hekmat, Executive Vice President of Telarix.
     About Telarix
     Telarix, Inc. delivers the leading Interconnect Business Optimization
 (IBO) software solution, which gives telecommunications companies the ability
 to easily manage costs and drive profitability on their interconnect traffic.
 Telarix's innovative platform, iXTools, maximizes carrier profitability by
 leveraging operational intelligence to enable real-time business decisions.
 The company's web-based tools analyze and report on traffic, rates, and
 destinations almost as quickly as the calls move across the global network.
 The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Vienna, VA. Please
 visit www.telarix.com for more information.
     About Embratel
     Embratel is the premium telecommunications provider in Brazil and offers
 an ample variety of telecom services -- local and long distance telephony,
 advanced voice, high-speed data transmission, Internet, satellite data
 communications, and corporate networks. The company is a leader in the country
 for data services and Internet, and is highly qualified to be an all-distance
 network carrier in Latin America. Embratel's network spreads countrywide, with
 almost 29 thousand kms of optic cables, which represents about one million and
 sixty-nine thousand km of fiber optics.
     Telarix, Inc.                       Embratel Participacoes S.A.
     Lyn Chamness                        Helena Duncan
     Corporate Communications            Public Relations
     Phone: +1-703-564-9622              tel: +55-21-2121-3653
     Fax:  +1-703-448-5531               fax: +55-21-2121-8010
     lchamness@telarix.com               hduncan@embratel.com.br

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