Openet Telecom and Portal Software Offer Integrated Mediation And Billing Solution for Convergent Wireless Services

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Openet Telecom

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Openet Telecom, the world leader
 in convergent mediation, today announced the completed integration and
 immediate availability of Openet's FusionWorks(TM) with the Portal Software,
 Inc., (Nasdaq: PRSF) Infranet(R) Wireless product line.  The combined
 industry-leading software platforms are ideally suited for next-generation
 wireless service providers in need of a seamless, real-time or batch-based
 mediation and billing solution to manage the complexities of convergent
 wireless services, including voice, WAP, GPRS and emerging wireless services.
     "With the integration of FusionWorks and Infranet Wireless, service
 providers now have a powerful solution that consolidates any level of usage
 and billing data across multiple, diverse networks and speeds the deployment
 of new services and applications," said Philip Hogan, vice president,
 strategic alliances at Openet.  "Now customers using Portal's Infranet can
 quickly and easily enhance their billing capabilities and fully leverage their
 network resources with the same convergent mediation system that AT&T Wireless
 recently selected after a thorough, industry-wide evaluation."
     Openet's FusionWorks enables service providers to manage the growing
 complexity of their business infrastructure -- including the collection of
 subscriber usage information, the integration of new and legacy billing
 systems, event-based transaction pricing and management, customer care, data
 warehousing, fraud management and other related applications.  The software
 easily interfaces with applications that provide a unified, real-time view of
 each customer and their usage habits, enabling service providers to target
 strategic sales and marketing campaigns that lead to increased revenues and
 improved speed-to-market when introducing high-margin, value-added services.
 Using FusionWorks, the implementation time for business systems support of new
 services or network elements is reduced from months or years to days or weeks.
     Portal's Infranet Wireless product line offers extensive support for
 convergent wireless services.  With Infranet, service providers can rapidly
 develop business models and price plans for a multitude of voice and data
 services for delivery to a variety of devices.  Infranet allows service
 providers to quickly provide convergent bills for services over mobile phones
 or multiple devices; price new services based on value, usage or quality of
 service; support pre-paid and post-paid price plans; deploy complex
 revenue-sharing agreements with value chain partners; develop interactive
 pricing models that incorporate real-time advice-of-charge; and develop
 branding programs.
     "Openet's FusionWorks is an excellent platform for filtering and
 aggregating complex usage data for next-generation wireless carriers
 introducing value-added services," said John Janetos, director of strategic
 alliances at Portal Software.  "Now that the integration of our platforms is
 complete, our customers can leverage the enhanced billing and mediation
 capabilities to develop new business models that take advantage of the
 increasing complexity in carrier infrastructure."
 
     About Portal Software, Inc.
     Portal Software provides software to manage next-generation communications
 and e-services.  The Infranet software platform enables service providers to
 rapidly deploy new services, define optimal business models and price plans,
 and bill their users.  Portal's software is licensed by more than
 three-quarters of the world's 25 largest communications services companies to
 support wireless, broadband Internet, next-generation voice, and other
 e-service offerings.  Customers include AOL Time Warner, Reuters,
 Qwest Communications, Sprint, NTT, Deutsche Telekom, Telenor Mobil AS,
 China Telecom, and France Telecom and Akamai Technologies, Inc.  Portal
 Software employs over 1,500 people at more than 40 offices worldwide.
 
     About Openet Telecom
     Established in 1999, Openet Telecom is the world leader in providing
 scalable mediation solutions that enable communication providers with diverse
 networks to easily implement, manage and bill sophisticated services.  Openet
 Telecom's flagship product, FusionWorks, is a high-performance convergent
 mediation platform that unifies customer usage patterns from legacy network
 infrastructure, IP Networks and next generation Mobile Networks, including
 WAP, GPRS, EDGE and UMTS.  Openet's convergent capability enables
 communication providers to address new consumer demands in the liberalized
 telecommunications market.
     With headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and offices in London, Paris,
 Frankfurt, Stockholm and San Francisco, Openet Telecom customers include
 AT&T Wireless, Cable and Telephone, Convergent Networks Services,
 Esat (a subsidiary of British Telecom), Essent, First Mark, Global
 Telesystems, Nextra (a subsidiary of Telenor AS) and World Access.  For more
 information visit www.openet-telecom.com.
 
     FusionWorks is a registered trademark of Openet Telecom.  Any other
 trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective company.
 
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    SAN FRANCISCO, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Openet Telecom, the world leader
 in convergent mediation, today announced the completed integration and
 immediate availability of Openet's FusionWorks(TM) with the Portal Software,
 Inc., (Nasdaq: PRSF) Infranet(R) Wireless product line.  The combined
 industry-leading software platforms are ideally suited for next-generation
 wireless service providers in need of a seamless, real-time or batch-based
 mediation and billing solution to manage the complexities of convergent
 wireless services, including voice, WAP, GPRS and emerging wireless services.
     "With the integration of FusionWorks and Infranet Wireless, service
 providers now have a powerful solution that consolidates any level of usage
 and billing data across multiple, diverse networks and speeds the deployment
 of new services and applications," said Philip Hogan, vice president,
 strategic alliances at Openet.  "Now customers using Portal's Infranet can
 quickly and easily enhance their billing capabilities and fully leverage their
 network resources with the same convergent mediation system that AT&T Wireless
 recently selected after a thorough, industry-wide evaluation."
     Openet's FusionWorks enables service providers to manage the growing
 complexity of their business infrastructure -- including the collection of
 subscriber usage information, the integration of new and legacy billing
 systems, event-based transaction pricing and management, customer care, data
 warehousing, fraud management and other related applications.  The software
 easily interfaces with applications that provide a unified, real-time view of
 each customer and their usage habits, enabling service providers to target
 strategic sales and marketing campaigns that lead to increased revenues and
 improved speed-to-market when introducing high-margin, value-added services.
 Using FusionWorks, the implementation time for business systems support of new
 services or network elements is reduced from months or years to days or weeks.
     Portal's Infranet Wireless product line offers extensive support for
 convergent wireless services.  With Infranet, service providers can rapidly
 develop business models and price plans for a multitude of voice and data
 services for delivery to a variety of devices.  Infranet allows service
 providers to quickly provide convergent bills for services over mobile phones
 or multiple devices; price new services based on value, usage or quality of
 service; support pre-paid and post-paid price plans; deploy complex
 revenue-sharing agreements with value chain partners; develop interactive
 pricing models that incorporate real-time advice-of-charge; and develop
 branding programs.
     "Openet's FusionWorks is an excellent platform for filtering and
 aggregating complex usage data for next-generation wireless carriers
 introducing value-added services," said John Janetos, director of strategic
 alliances at Portal Software.  "Now that the integration of our platforms is
 complete, our customers can leverage the enhanced billing and mediation
 capabilities to develop new business models that take advantage of the
 increasing complexity in carrier infrastructure."
 
     About Portal Software, Inc.
     Portal Software provides software to manage next-generation communications
 and e-services.  The Infranet software platform enables service providers to
 rapidly deploy new services, define optimal business models and price plans,
 and bill their users.  Portal's software is licensed by more than
 three-quarters of the world's 25 largest communications services companies to
 support wireless, broadband Internet, next-generation voice, and other
 e-service offerings.  Customers include AOL Time Warner, Reuters,
 Qwest Communications, Sprint, NTT, Deutsche Telekom, Telenor Mobil AS,
 China Telecom, and France Telecom and Akamai Technologies, Inc.  Portal
 Software employs over 1,500 people at more than 40 offices worldwide.
 
     About Openet Telecom
     Established in 1999, Openet Telecom is the world leader in providing
 scalable mediation solutions that enable communication providers with diverse
 networks to easily implement, manage and bill sophisticated services.  Openet
 Telecom's flagship product, FusionWorks, is a high-performance convergent
 mediation platform that unifies customer usage patterns from legacy network
 infrastructure, IP Networks and next generation Mobile Networks, including
 WAP, GPRS, EDGE and UMTS.  Openet's convergent capability enables
 communication providers to address new consumer demands in the liberalized
 telecommunications market.
     With headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and offices in London, Paris,
 Frankfurt, Stockholm and San Francisco, Openet Telecom customers include
 AT&T Wireless, Cable and Telephone, Convergent Networks Services,
 Esat (a subsidiary of British Telecom), Essent, First Mark, Global
 Telesystems, Nextra (a subsidiary of Telenor AS) and World Access.  For more
 information visit www.openet-telecom.com.
 
     FusionWorks is a registered trademark of Openet Telecom.  Any other
 trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective company.
 
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