“Atos Origin Implements Billing Solution at T-Mobile Austria”

Stuttgart/Vienna, February 8th, 2005

Atos Origin implements LHS Rating Package 1.2 / Billing of postpaid and prepaid customers via one system possible / Quicker reaction rate to new market requirements

Atos Origin has implemented the LHS Rating Package 1.2 at T-Mobile Austria, a leading Austrian mobile telecommunications provider, within just 7 months. This solution enables the billing of both postpaid and prepaid customers via one system. A core element of the billing solution is that it will also be used for future 3G services, such as mobile voice and data communication via UMTS, GPRS or WLAN.

LHS Rating Package 1.2 is a convergent real-time rating and balance management solution, which covers the areas of mobile telecommunication, fixed network, 2G, 3G and internet. “The broad functional range of the product will enable T-Mobile Austria to introduce services of the latest generation rapidly onto the market in the future. This will increase customer loyalty”, says Günther Ottendorfer, Head of IT and Technology at T-Mobile Austria.

A decisive factor for the mobile telecommunications provider T-Mobile in selecting the Rating Package 1.2 – a new product from the internationally renowned product house LHS – was the replacement of several old systems through its introduction, thus consolidating the overall billing solution. The LHS Rating Package 1.2 was integrated with the existing billing solution enabling the uniform billing of over two million postpaid and prepaid customers. Operating cost savings were achieved which considerably improved the competitiveness of T-Mobile Austria in the hard-fought mobile telecommunications market.

T-Mobile Austria has been working successfully with Atos Origin in the area of billing since 1996. Atos Origin has thus developed a deep understanding of the needs of the Austrian mobile telecommunications provider. The implementation of the LHS Rating Package 1.2 means a significant functional improvement in the existing solution, enabling comprehensive cover of new market requirements with minimised project risk. Functions such as uniform cost control, wide range of pricing options, convergence or the authorisation and reservation function, also enable T-Mobile to stand out from competitors successfully.

Atos Origin has a proven record of over 20 years of accomplishment and experience in the Telecoms sector and has the capacity, skills, and capability to provide global services. Atos Origin delivers reliable end-to-end solutions and has a customer base covering major telecom operators in Europe such as France Telecom, KPN, Vodafone, and Telecom Italia. The company's annual revenue in the telecom industry is close to EUR 1 billion.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs 45,000 people in 50 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and its clients include ABN AMRO, Akzo Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, Ericsson, EDF, Euronext, Fiat, France Telecom, ING, KPN, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Shell, Standard Chartered Bank, Telecom Italia, UK Department for Work and Pensions, Unilever, Vivendi Universal and Vodafone.

Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Euronext Premier Marché and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

About T-Mobile Austria
T-Mobile Austria is the most successful trend setter on the Austrian mobile phone market. and with around 2 million customers, it makes it the most established company on the Austrian mobile phone market. As part of T-Mobile International, one of the world's leading mobile phone suppliers, fully owned subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Mobile Austria stands for innovation and dynamics based on the highest possible level of customer and market focus. T-Mobile is continuously working on extending or improving its offers and services. Thanks to the global brand of the Group, T-Mobile customers therefore benefit from an extensive range of products and services at an international or local level.

About LHS
LHS is a leading provider of telecom customer care and billing systems with more than 130 customers across the wireless, wireline, and IP telecom markets worldwide. We build innovative systems enabling our customers to introduce new services fast, helping drive revenues up, whilst keeping operational costs to a minimum. Our deep knowledge and world class products are leading the race for convergence supporting the complete range of business models across the mix of prepaid and postpaid services. LHS connects with the world's leading communications providers and system integrators to provide highly performant solutions in Billing and Customer Care areas.
LHS is an independent software vendor (ISV) with its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

Press Contacts :

Atos Origin (Germany)
Nicola Popoff
Tel :+ 49 711 7377 311
Email : nicola.popoff@atosorigin.com

T-Mobile Austria GmbH
Manuela Bruck
Tel: 0043-1-79585-6030
Email : presse@t-mobile.at