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VERSATEL COMMISSIONS NEW INtellECT® NEXT-GENERATION INTELLIGENT NETWORK FROM EUROPEAN COMPUTER TELECOMS (ECT) ECT Delivers Complete Geo-Redundant Solution for Versatel’s Network Including Full Range of Value-Added Services

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VERSATEL COMMISSIONS NEW INtellECT® NEXT-GENERATION INTELLIGENT NETWORK FROM EUROPEAN COMPUTER TELECOMS (ECT) ECT Delivers Complete Geo-Redundant Solution for Versatel’s Network Including Full Range of Value-Added Services

Munich, September 18, 2008 – Versatel AG (Frankfurt: VTW), one of the largest providers of voice, internet and data services to German residential and business customers, has recently commissioned an INtellECT® Next-Generation Intelligent Network from European Computer Telecoms (ECT). ECT completed this substantial project including the bespoke network integration and customized services in under 16 months. The solution is based on two geographically redundant sites with an initial capacity of 675 calls per second (CAPS) at each site. Versatel is realizing all its services on this new platform including Access Screening, Number Portability, Carrier Routing, Service Numbers and Network-Based Call Center. “The modular product concept and powerful on-site support are the decisive factors for the introduction of ECT IN platform into our networks” explains Dr. Hai Cheng, CTO Versatel AG To replace existing legacy platforms with one solution for all services in both legacy and next-generation networks, Versatel held a highly competitive, international tender which included every major supplier of intelligent networks. Versatel rated the INtellECT® Next-Generation Intelligent Network as the best amongst all competitor solutions due to its sustainable state-of-the-art technology as well as its flexibility to be individually customized to meet all of their requirements. “We have noticed a clear increase in demand from carriers that have to replace older legacy intelligent networks due to end-of-life or simply obsolescence,” comments Dr. Marshall E. Kavesh, CEO and cofounder of ECT, and adds: “In addition to this important project at Versatel, we have in just the last 12 months replaced legacy systems at several carriers including BT and Tele2. This underscores how successfully we have positioned ECT as the vendor to choose for the migration of value-added services to state-of-the-art next-generation technology.” About European Computer Telecoms (ECT) The European Computer Telecoms (ECT) is a leading provider of value-added services based on the INtellECT® Next-Generation Intelligent Network and Service Delivery Platform. Our mission is to enable our customers, the network providers, to make money the old-fashion way – by giving businesses and consumers cost-effective services they really need and want. This means lowering the capital and operative costs of technology and paying attention to what makes communications more efficient, more individual, and more fun. For over 10 years, our customers and partners — leading network operators in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, such as Belgacom, BT, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, MTC, Tele2, TeliaSonera, Telenor, Versatel, Virgin Media and Vodafone, as well as leading network equipment providers, such as Ericsson, — have turned to ECT for the innovations that help them capture new market opportunities and grow revenue and profits. We make it possible for our customers to rapidly develop and deploy value-added services on mobile and converged networks, such as Ring Back Tone Service, Multimedia Ring Back, Mobile Office, Prepaid Mobile, Interactive Voice Response, Interactive Multimedia Response, Number Portability, Location-Based Services, Televoting, Mass Calling and Network-Based Call Centres. All services are programmed in the open ECTXML® Extensible Mark-up Language. This language expands upon the industry standards VoiceXML and CCXML, which ECT has supplemented to include the complete control over the call session independent of the underlying network protocol. ECTXML® applications run on our INtellECT® Platform, which simultaneously supports calls to and from legacy networks, IP-based softswitches and converged networks based on the new industry standard IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). With our partner Ericsson, for instance, ECT value-added services, such as Multimedia Ring Back, have already been implemented within IMS networks. For more information visit: www.ect-telecoms.de About Versatel The stock market listed company Versatel AG (Frankfurt: VTW) is one of the largest alternative suppliers of voice, internet and data services for private and business clients in the German market. Versatel has a strong local and regional presence in the German broadband market. The company is represented in 12 of the 16 German federal states and in 32 of the 50 largest German cities and thus according to its own calculations achieves market coverage of approx. 25 per cent of all the accessible German households. Measured in terms of its overall turnover levels Versatel is the third largest German infrastructure-based telecom provider. In the financial year of 2007 the company recorded turnover levels of more than € 700 million and had more than 680,000 private customers under contract at the end of 2007. Versatel employs approx. 1,400 employees at 14 locations (as of January 2008). For more information visit: www.versatel.de

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