TELUS, Western Canada's Largest Telecommunications Company, Selects Telarix to Deliver Innovative Traffic Management Solution

Aug 06, 2003, 01:00 ET from Telarix, Inc.

    VIENNA, Va., and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ --
 Telarix, Inc., formerly known as Emerging Technologies Group, today announced
 that TELUS has selected Telarix's iXTools software solution to enable better
 management of interconnect traffic, dial codes and pricing.  TELUS, the
 largest telecommunications company in Western Canada and the second largest in
 the country, sought a software solution to help manage the company's rapidly
 growing carrier-to-carrier call volumes.  iXTools will enhance visibility into
 TELUS' interconnect business, providing a scalable and cost effective solution
 for delivering timely, detailed traffic information to business and service
 provider customers.
     "Telarix's comprehensive solution will increase the transparency of TELUS'
 network to its customers.  It will enable TELUS to proactively provide
 information about traffic and quality on the network at intervals determined
 by the customer as well as rapidly respond to specific requests," stated Joe
 Grech, executive vice president and president, TELUS Partner Solutions.
 "Telarix understands our commitment to leveraging technology to deliver
 superior service and maximum value to our customers.  This solution provides
 the intelligence and associated metrics to run our business at the best
 practices level within the telecom industry.  We look forward to working with
 Telarix's team of experts to implement this solution."
     Telarix's iXTools software will deliver summary and detail voice traffic
 information through a web-based reporting portal.  TELUS traffic managers will
 use this to provide information about traffic, dial codes, and prices to their
 customers.  The software solution utilizes network intelligence to dynamically
 suggest routing changes, allowing TELUS to make rapid changes as needed to
 manage network quality.
     "Telarix consistently delivers innovative solutions," said Amir
 Yazdanpanah, CEO of Telarix.  "In part, this is because of the knowledge and
 experience we've gained as we've worked closely with our customers to develop
 solutions that optimize their interconnect business.  We are pleased that
 TELUS will be using iXTools to enhance their ability to deliver the best
 service to their customers."
     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 for more information.
     About TELUS
     TELUS (Toronto: T; T.A)(NYSE:   TU) is the largest telecommunications
 company in Western Canada and the second largest in the country, with more
 than 24,000 employees.  The company provides subscribers with a full range of
 telecommunications products and services including data, Internet Protocol,
 voice and TELUS Mobility wireless services across Canada.  TELUS was a premier
 founding supporter of Canada's successful bid to host the 2010 Winter Games.
 For more information about TELUS, please visit
     CONTACT:  Lyn Chamness of Telarix, Inc., +1-703-564-9622, or

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