SOURCE: Evolving Systems, Inc.

January 29, 2008 06:00 ET

German Broadband Carrier Unitymedia NRW GmbH Selects Evolving Systems for Triple Play Service Activation

ENGLEWOOD, CO--(Marketwire - January 29, 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 and Tertio™ Service Verification solution have been selected by German broadband carrier Unitymedia to support their growth strategy for triple play services.

Unitymedia's core business is TV, with more than five million customers covering two of the largest populated states in Germany. The company has been very successful expanding its business to provide not just TV but triple play services -- TV, telephony and Internet access. To support this growth, Unitymedia required a system that could quickly and accurately provision all current and future services, as well as support their business strategy and planned network expansions.

After a competitive evaluation, Unitymedia selected Evolving Systems' Tertio Service Activation and Tertio Service Verification solutions, with the service verification component being a key differentiator in that decision.

Evolving Systems' Tertio Service Activation will provide a flexible and scalable solution that is business critical to managing all Unitymedia's subscriber services. Tertio Service Verification will provide a reconciliation solution, helping the company reduce operational cost efforts and improve service quality for their customers. Previously this function had been carried out manually, a highly time and labor intensive process.

"Unitymedia has very aggressive growth plans for triple play services," said Kamran Ziaee, Vice President Information Services at Unitymedia. "Selecting Evolving Systems' Tertio Service Activation solution and, in particular, Tertio Service Verification, will help us grow our business, protect revenue and support our network expansion."

"Evolving Systems is pleased to add its newest customer in Germany, continuing our success in the European telecoms market," said Thad Dupper, president and CEO of Evolving Systems. "Unitymedia's expansion from their traditional TV market to providing triple play services is a significant undertaking and we look forward to our products supporting them and contributing to their resounding success. Our products will provide a solution that is flexible and scalable for Unitymedia's current and future activation requirements."

For more information on Evolving Systems' Tertio Service Activation and Tertio Service Verification solutions please visit our web site at www.evolving.com.

About Evolving Systems

Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOL) is a provider of software and services to more than 50 network operators in over 50 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.

About Unitymedia

The Unitymedia group headquartered in Köln Germany operates the cable network in the states North Rhine Westphalia and Hessen offering entertainment and multi media services. Apart from classic TV and radio broadcasts the service offering comprises digital TV, broadband Internet access and telephony. As of 30 September 2007 Unitymedia reported 4.8 million cable customers, with 593,000 digital TV subscriptions, 236,000 high speed Internet access and 134,000 telephony subscribers. Further information is available on the web at www.unitymedia.de.

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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