May 27, 2005 09:00 ET

nTels USA Chooses IBM to Help Deliver On Demand Solutions to Meet the Telecom Industry's Needs

nTels USA Achieves Optimized Status in IBM's PartnerWorld Industry Networks

BELLEVUE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 27, 2005 -- nTels USA ( today announced it has achieved Optimized status in IBM's PartnerWorld Industry Networks program. nTels USA can now take advantage of IBM's sales, marketing and technical expertise to develop and deliver on demand solutions that meet customer requirements in the telecom industry.

nTels delivers innovative business software solutions for Telecommunication Carriers and Service Providers. The solutions nTels provides enables these companies to provide enhanced services that drive subscriber growth and profitability. In May 2005, nTels was awarded the Best New Product from Billing World 2005 in Philadelphia, PA for their achievement in delivering software solutions to meet its customers' need to offer new voice and data services.

nTels brings strong technical and operational expertise to software that handles Billing, Mediation, Rating, Subscriber Management, and Content Management. nTels' products support leading companies including SK Telecom, the leading 3G wireless operator in the world, PT Telkom, Indonesia's leading carrier, and Solborn Technologies. The nTels solution enables these customers to offer advanced services such as Voice over IP (VoIP), Wireless (EvDO, ECDMA), and Convergent Services (IMS and Triple-Play).

nTels uses IBM hardware and software platforms to maximize the capabilities of their solutions. With the combination of scalability, stability, and high performance no other solution can match. The IBM platform is ideal for nTels' world-class products and fully integrated solutions. In addition to superior performance, IBM offers the best technical support for business operations.

Ben Kwak, CEO of nTels USA, noted, "Solutions such as IBM WebSphere deliver a seamless interface with easy integration to other components, allowing both scalability and flexibility for enhanced services to our customers." Mr. Kwak said of the PWIN, "Through PartnerWorld Industry Networks, we've gained greater access to industry expertise, the overall architecture proposed for on demand solutions and the capacity to go to market with integrated solutions using IBM hardware."

"PartnerWorld Industry Networks is mobilizing thousands of ISVs, helping them to develop customized, industry solutions for customers," said Buell Duncan, general manager, ISV & Developer Relations, IBM. "Customers aren't seeking a one-size-fit-all solution -- they want tailored, industry-specific solutions that can help solve their business challenges. Through PartnerWorld Industry Networks, IBM is working closely with nTels to deliver open and flexible solutions to match our customers' needs."

IBM PartnerWorld Industry Networks

IBM PartnerWorld Industry Networks provide ISVs with comprehensive business insight, technical resources, networking opportunities, and marketing and sales support designed to help them reach more customers and close deals faster. Participants in the PartnerWorld Industry Networks can team with IBM to bring on demand solutions to market more easily and to ensure these solutions meet specific industry needs, reflecting how customers buy technology today. ISVs who have attained one or more Industry Optimized competences have successfully integrated with on demand IBM infrastructure software and hardware and demonstrated success with customers in the industries they note.

ISVs can sign up for PartnerWorld Industry Networks at

nTels USA

nTels USA, based in Bellevue, WA, is a TL9000 compliant company focused on OSS, BSS and Content Management systems. The company won the 2005 Billing World Excellence Award for Best New Product with IMS N-Mediator Billing Suite.

The nTels product line is an open, multi-service, multi-platform system that is focused on Smart Convergence. With rule-based configurability and flexible modularity, nTels' products are ideal for supporting convergent voice, data, and multimedia services.

To learn more about how nTels USA is helping carriers and service providers to manage new services and achieve revenue growth, go to the nTels USA website.

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