SOURCE: EVOLVING SYSTEMS

January 22, 2008 06:00 ET

Global Tier 1 Wireless Carrier Selects Evolving Systems for Multi-Country Service Activation Rollout

Agreement Covers Seven Deployments in Emerging Markets Across Central America, South America and Africa

ENGLEWOOD, CO--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOL), a leading provider of software solutions and services to the wireless, wireline and IP carrier market, today announced that its Tertio™ Service Activation solution has been selected by a global tier 1 telecommunications group with wireless operations in Asia, Latin America and Africa, for deployment in seven countries.

The carrier selected Evolving Systems' Tertio solution after a thorough evaluation of the leading service activation solutions available in the industry. The main driver for the decision was the need for a proven solution that could easily and cost-effectively provision each operator's service offerings including IP and 3G services across a multi-vendor, multi-technology network infrastructure.

Under the agreements, Tertio implementations will be phased according to a schedule of accelerated deployments in Latin America and Africa that will run in parallel. Evolving Systems' professional services group will be responsible for the end-to-end delivery and support of the implementations. Once in production, Tertio will provide a single convergent service activation platform to enable the provisioning of advanced services, including prepaid and post-paid voice, voice-mail, MMS and other advanced services, on the carrier's GSM networks.

"Evolving Systems is pleased to have been selected as the sole vendor for this multi-country, multi-region project," said Thad Dupper, president and CEO of Evolving Systems. "This global carrier is experiencing tremendous growth and wanted a partner who could keep pace with them in the Asian, Latin American and African wireless markets. We are confident Evolving Systems' service activation solution and services will meet their needs today as well as in the future."

Evolving Systems' Tertio Service Activation solution enables operators to replace legacy and custom-built service activation solutions with a solution that can be cheaper and easier to operate. The solution helps operators manage growth by reducing the time to activate services, decreasing the number of errors and lowering the cost of operations. The Tertio solution, which supports Linux as well as various commercial UNIX® products, offers operators a cost-effective and scalable choice of hardware architectures. It also provides graphical tools to enable rapid service modeling, service assembly and service integration to speed up service rollout and make it simpler for carriers to use their own staff to maintain and enhance the system.

About Evolving Systems

Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOL) is a provider of software and services to more than 50 network operators in over 40 countries worldwide. Its portfolio includes market-leading products for Activation, Dynamic SIM Allocation, Number Portability, Number Inventory and Mediation. Founded in 1985, the Company has headquarters in Englewood, Colorado, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, India and Malaysia. Further information is available on the web at www.evolving.com.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States' Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, based on current expectations, estimates and projections that are subject to risk. Specifically, Evolving Systems' statements about the impact of the contract described in this press release and the ability of Evolving Systems' solutions to handle future needs of the customer described in this press release are forward-looking statements. Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, and Evolving Systems may not undertake to update these forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially because of many factors, such as internal budgeting changes of customers; the impact of competition and the general state of the telecommunications industry.

For a more extensive discussion of Evolving Systems' business, please refer to the Company's Form 10-K filed with the U.S. SEC on March 15, 2007, as well as subsequently filed Forms 10-Q, 8-K and press releases.

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