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globul selects lhs’ bscs ix to launch 3g services

February 3rd, 2006

LHS today announces that Cosmo Bulgaria Mobile (GloBul) has selected BSCS iX to bill for its voice, data, content, and Internet services. GloBul Bulgaria, a subsidiary of the leading Greek mobile operator COSMOTE, selected BSCS iX to effectively launch 3G services. GloBul has just recently been awarded a 3G license. LHS will implement the system at GloBul replacing an old legacy system.

BSCS iX is a fully convergent end-to-end billing and customer care system. It offers GloBul the real-time rating and billing allowing for flexible tariff plans and promotions to be rolled out across both pre- and post-paid customers. BSCS iX will enable GloBul to quickly launch innovative 3G services and products, helping them to differentiate in the competitive Bulgarian market. Customers will benefit from having more products and services available at competitive tariffs and promotional offers.

Thanasis Katsiroubas, Chief Executive Officer, GloBul comments: “We chose BSCS iX because of its excellent rating and billing capabilities for 3G services. BSCS already has an excellent performance record for its reliability yet openness and flexibility at COSMOTE Greece, which were important criteria for GloBul.”

Wolfgang Kroh, Chief Operating Officer at LHS, adds: “We have a very long standing relationship with mobile operator COSMOTE enabling LHS to quickly understand GloBul’s business needs around the 3G launch. When GloBul searched for a new billing system, we were able to offer them an end-to-end billing solution that allows GloBul flexible tariffing options and enhanced marketing capabilities to bring to its customers.”

BSCS iX enables real-time business operations for the entire rating and billing process, thus reaching a new level of customer-centricity, from the point of sale to providing real-time charging information right up to real-time billing. Its modular design enables low risk step-wise migrations and easy integrations of the system.

About LHS

LHS is a leading provider of telecom customer care and billing systems across the wireless, wireline, and IP telecom markets worldwide. Our deep industry knowledge and world-class Business Support Systems are leading the race for convergence, supporting the complete range of business models across the mix of prepaid and post-paid services.

LHS builds innovative systems that enable our customers to introduce new services fast, helping drive revenues up, while keeping operational costs to a minimum. LHS was awarded “Best Billing or Customer Care Solution” by the GSM Association in Cannes and the IIR World Billing Awards for its “Overall Best Contribution to Billing” in London in 2005.

LHS is an independent software vendor (ISV) with headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, and solution centres in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

For more information, please visit www.lhsgroup.com.

About GloBul

GloBul is the trademark through which Cosmo Bulgaria Mobile EAD offers mobile telecommunication services in Bulgaria. Following commencement of its commercial operation in September 2001, the company develops its activity on the grounds of rich international experience and know-how. The overall investments made by the company so far exceed EUR 500 million.

Within the three years of its operation GloBul has covered 99.6% of the population and 97% of the territory of Bulgaria and has established 285 roaming agreements with partners in 130 countries all over the world. GloBul´s customer base already exceeded a number of M 2,4 and this number is constantly growing. This ensures the company a reputation of one of the fastest developing operators in Europe.

The company has developed an extensive and flexible distribution network. Its products and services are offered in more than 450 commercial outlets in the entire country. GloBul´s official agents are Germanos, Office 1 Superstore, GlobalNet and Da, da. In addition, the company has a network of 35 exclusive shops and works intensively for its expansion.

Over 900 highly qualified employees with considerable professional experience and work motivation works for GloBul at present. The company is driven by the principle that professionalism, respect to the client, market broadening and constant high quality of services offered are the keys towards achieving trust, correctness and respectability in its relations with clients. GloBul´s aspiration is to continue to offer its clients high quality, accessible, straightforward and human mobile communications. More information is available at www.globul.bg

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