Digital Island Selects RateIntegration's Value-Based Rating Platform

RateIntegration's PriceMaker Will Allow Digital Island

To Deliver Services Faster and More Profitably



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from RateIntegration, Inc.

    MCLEAN, Va., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- RateIntegration today announced that
 its PriceMaker(TM) rating platform has been selected by Digital Island
 (Nasdaq:   ISLD), a leading provider of managed Internet infrastructure services
 for global e-Business.  RateIntegration is a privately-held software company
 that gives Communication Service Providers the ability to profitably manage
 their innovative services offerings through the use of advanced rating
 technology.
     Digital Island offers a wide range of infrastructure services for
 improving the performance of the Internet.  These services -- which include
 managed hosting, content delivery, distributed caching, network and
 application services -- are used by a growing number of large IP carrier and
 content providers.  RateIntegration's PriceMaker suite will be used to price
 all services delivered across Digital Island's Global e-Business Delivery
 Network.
     "Digital Island has always been at the forefront, implementing technology
 that enables more efficient and economical use of the Internet," said Troy
 Saxton-Getty, VP of Information Systems and Technology at Digital Island.  "In
 our march toward profitability, we aggressively went in search of a more
 advanced pricing and rating capability, something that could support and
 reflect the value of these services to our customers.  As Internet providers
 move quickly toward new pricing models, based on service level agreements,
 incremental and tiered usage, we needed a rating platform that had the
 flexibility to support any possible direction that the market might move to in
 the future.  Ultimately, it was the flexibility of PriceMaker that led us to
 this decision."
     "The Internet is the ultimate platform to deliver media-rich, customized
 content," said Matthew Lucas, President & CEO of RateIntegration.  "But for
 many service providers, a key barrier still exists:  the need for a powerful,
 cost-effective business support infrastructure, one that offers the
 flexibility to package, bundle and charge for products any way they wish.
 PriceMaker provides exactly these capabilities.  It enables Digital Island to
 drive leading-edge innovation and to create a profitable business."
      Commenting on the deal, Lucas stated that this is the third major
 customer signed during the 1st Quarter of the year.  "Service providers are
 looking for innovative OSS solutions that are optimized for their advanced
 data services.  Equally important, they are looking to adopt OSS solutions
 that complement their existing billing and OSS infrastructure investments --
 not replace it -- while supporting new service infrastructure and revenue
 models that ultimately allow them to drive per subscriber revenue.  PriceMaker
 fits that bill, perfectly."
 
     About RateIntegration, Inc. and PriceMaker(TM)
     RateIntegration is an OSS software products company that enables
 Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to offer innovative, profitable
 pricing.  RateIntegration addresses the fundamental challenge of rating
 diverse services and defining new products and services.  Founded in 1999 by
 leaders in the OSS and network engineering field, the company has already
 signed a number of multi-million dollar agreements with major customers.
 RateIntegration is headquartered in McLean, VA with offices in Durham, NC and
 Denver, CO.
     PriceMaker, RateIntegration's patent-pending product, offers a cutting-
 edge rating platform that supports real-time processing of all transaction
 types -- from traditional wireline and wireless voice-based calls, to advanced
 IP-based services.  PriceMaker's pre-integrated component-based architecture
 and robust APIs provide ultimate flexibility, without disruption to existing
 systems or operational processes.
     For more information about RateIntegration and PriceMaker, visit the
 company's website at http://www.rateintegration.com , or call the company at
 703-270-3700.
 
     About Digital Island
     Digital Island is the leading provider of managed Internet infrastructure
 for enterprises that need to give their customers a great Web experience in
 order to drive e-Business transactions. The company integrates managed
 hosting, content delivery and network services to bypass Internet congestion
 and guarantee fast and relevant interactions. Digital Island is headquartered
 in San Francisco, and its global e-Business delivery network reaches 35
 countries. For more information about Digital Island, contact the company at
 http://www.digisle.com .
 
     Contact Info:
 
     Dennis Parr
     Vice President of Business Development
     RateIntegration, Inc.
     703-338-8112
     dparr@rateintegration.com
 
     Troy Saxton-Getty
     Vice President of Information Systems and Technology
     Digital Island
     415-738-4619
     tgetty@digisle.net
 
 

SOURCE RateIntegration, Inc.
    MCLEAN, Va., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- RateIntegration today announced that
 its PriceMaker(TM) rating platform has been selected by Digital Island
 (Nasdaq:   ISLD), a leading provider of managed Internet infrastructure services
 for global e-Business.  RateIntegration is a privately-held software company
 that gives Communication Service Providers the ability to profitably manage
 their innovative services offerings through the use of advanced rating
 technology.
     Digital Island offers a wide range of infrastructure services for
 improving the performance of the Internet.  These services -- which include
 managed hosting, content delivery, distributed caching, network and
 application services -- are used by a growing number of large IP carrier and
 content providers.  RateIntegration's PriceMaker suite will be used to price
 all services delivered across Digital Island's Global e-Business Delivery
 Network.
     "Digital Island has always been at the forefront, implementing technology
 that enables more efficient and economical use of the Internet," said Troy
 Saxton-Getty, VP of Information Systems and Technology at Digital Island.  "In
 our march toward profitability, we aggressively went in search of a more
 advanced pricing and rating capability, something that could support and
 reflect the value of these services to our customers.  As Internet providers
 move quickly toward new pricing models, based on service level agreements,
 incremental and tiered usage, we needed a rating platform that had the
 flexibility to support any possible direction that the market might move to in
 the future.  Ultimately, it was the flexibility of PriceMaker that led us to
 this decision."
     "The Internet is the ultimate platform to deliver media-rich, customized
 content," said Matthew Lucas, President & CEO of RateIntegration.  "But for
 many service providers, a key barrier still exists:  the need for a powerful,
 cost-effective business support infrastructure, one that offers the
 flexibility to package, bundle and charge for products any way they wish.
 PriceMaker provides exactly these capabilities.  It enables Digital Island to
 drive leading-edge innovation and to create a profitable business."
      Commenting on the deal, Lucas stated that this is the third major
 customer signed during the 1st Quarter of the year.  "Service providers are
 looking for innovative OSS solutions that are optimized for their advanced
 data services.  Equally important, they are looking to adopt OSS solutions
 that complement their existing billing and OSS infrastructure investments --
 not replace it -- while supporting new service infrastructure and revenue
 models that ultimately allow them to drive per subscriber revenue.  PriceMaker
 fits that bill, perfectly."
 
     About RateIntegration, Inc. and PriceMaker(TM)
     RateIntegration is an OSS software products company that enables
 Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to offer innovative, profitable
 pricing.  RateIntegration addresses the fundamental challenge of rating
 diverse services and defining new products and services.  Founded in 1999 by
 leaders in the OSS and network engineering field, the company has already
 signed a number of multi-million dollar agreements with major customers.
 RateIntegration is headquartered in McLean, VA with offices in Durham, NC and
 Denver, CO.
     PriceMaker, RateIntegration's patent-pending product, offers a cutting-
 edge rating platform that supports real-time processing of all transaction
 types -- from traditional wireline and wireless voice-based calls, to advanced
 IP-based services.  PriceMaker's pre-integrated component-based architecture
 and robust APIs provide ultimate flexibility, without disruption to existing
 systems or operational processes.
     For more information about RateIntegration and PriceMaker, visit the
 company's website at http://www.rateintegration.com , or call the company at
 703-270-3700.
 
     About Digital Island
     Digital Island is the leading provider of managed Internet infrastructure
 for enterprises that need to give their customers a great Web experience in
 order to drive e-Business transactions. The company integrates managed
 hosting, content delivery and network services to bypass Internet congestion
 and guarantee fast and relevant interactions. Digital Island is headquartered
 in San Francisco, and its global e-Business delivery network reaches 35
 countries. For more information about Digital Island, contact the company at
 http://www.digisle.com .
 
     Contact Info:
 
     Dennis Parr
     Vice President of Business Development
     RateIntegration, Inc.
     703-338-8112
     dparr@rateintegration.com
 
     Troy Saxton-Getty
     Vice President of Information Systems and Technology
     Digital Island
     415-738-4619
     tgetty@digisle.net
 
 SOURCE  RateIntegration, Inc.